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!

Criteria to be followed in planning:

  • 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;

Why Site-Planning Is Important For Mulch FacilitiesRegulated 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!

Contact one of Walden’s experts today at
(516)-624-7200 (NYC – Long Island)
(845)-745-0888 (Hudson Valley Area)
(518)-698-3012 (Capital District Area)

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