Why Site-Planning Is Important For Mulch Facilities!
Do you own or operate a Mulch Processing Facility?
Are you aware of the new NYCRR Part 361 regulations as of November 4, 2018?
Having the correct site-layout is crucial to complying!
- Piles must be triangular in cross section to minimize anaerobic conditions (windrows);
- Piles should be spaced 10 feet apart from each other;
- Piles are restricted to a height of 25 feet ( 15 feet for Suffolk and Nassau counties) and a pile width of 30 feet;
- Unprocessed and primary grind piles cannot be stored for more than 180 days ;
- Processed double or finely ground piles cannot be stored for more than 90 days;
Regulated facilities are required to have run-on/run-off plans that consider the following:
- Avoiding water from coming in contact with mulch (ie. – piles can be covered with a breathable liner;
- Avoiding run-off from the piles – (ie. piles should be placed so that there is not a significant slope from the pile to uncontrolled area)
- Avoiding ponding/standing water that can seep (ie. piles should not be placed in a topographic depression, and areas should be sloped sufficiently to avoid ponding);
- The facility should minimize the amount of stormwater going through the facility (ie. using diversion swales or berms);
Need help with site-planning for your facility to comply with the new regulations? Walden has already designed site plans for mulch processing facilities that can be easily implemented into your current operation!