Solid Waste Management

Quarantine Road Landfill Baltimore, Maryland

KCI works with public works, other public-sector and industrial clients to address the management, disposal and treatment of solid waste. We are experts in the development, design, construction, operation and closure of landfills, recycling plants, transfer stations and waste-to-energy facilities. We develop solutions that address the ultimate disposal of waste, including municipal solid waste, refuse, liquid wastes, ash, and other products derived from both municipal and industrial facilities. In addition, we help our clients earn regulatory approval and public acceptance for their projects. Services include:

  • Landfill expansion planning and design
  • Landfill closure and capping design
  • Transfer station layout, open or totally enclosed, grade separated or at grade, separation of user classes for safety and discharge efficiency
  • Truck scales designs including transaction recording
  • Tarping stations design
  • Truck wash and fueling facilities design
  • Public convenience drop-off and recycling drop-off area designs
  • Waste-to-energy and resource recovery facility design
  • Support facilities designs including reception, administration and staff facilities
  • Site planning and design
  • Bond feasibility reports and/or engineering opinions for bond financing
  • Existing conditions assessments
  • Access roadway and parking
  • Utilities coordination and design
  • Storm drainage and stormwater management
  • Environmentally sensitive area protection and mitigation
  • Site security
  • Geotechnical evaluations
  • Hydrogeologic studies
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Operations plan and procedures
  • Facility start up and staff training
  • Construction cost estimating
  • Construction management
  • Quality assurance monitoring
  • Construction schedule review

KCI has the experience for determining design criteria, evaluation conveyance alternatives and facility planning for numerous public and private landfill and related solid waste management facilities. Our team has evaluated landfill gas migration, designed gas control and monitoring systems, and evaluated different capping alternatives.

Central Acceptance Single-Stream Recycling Facility, Baltimore County, Maryland

KCI organizes into multi-disciplined teams for large waste management projects. Our experience in life cycle financial analysis, construction cost and operating cost estimates provides a decision-making database. Capital and energy costs, together with escalation factors, are examined to determine the economic feasibility of a project and various alternatives. After organization, selection and critical path identification, our in-house staff implements the technical design phase. In-house construction managers, resident engineers, and inspectors provide independent quality control to oversee on-site contractors.