South Utah Valley Solid Waste District is a special service district, which functions under a environmentally-friendly and responsible, in handling municipal solid waste. SUVSWD has also included composting, recycling and green energy initiatives as its primary functions. SUVSWD has served South Utah valley since 1990.
SUVSWD 2015 board of directors is composed by:
|Wayne Parker (Chairman), Provo||Jeff Rushton, Woodland Hills|
|Ryan Farnworth (Secretary/Treasurer), Mapleton City||Craig Warren, Salem|
|Chris Sorenson (Vice Chairman), Springville||Brandon Gordon, Spanish Fork|
|Fred Jensen , Goshen|
SUVSWD Bayview Landfill
The Bayview Landfill began construction in 1989. This landfill was the first of it’s kind to use a Synthetic Liner, made of three layers consisting of textured Geo-membrane, Geo-synthetic clay liner and needle punched Geo-textile, the liner prevents harmful pollutants from seeping into the soil and ground water. The liner was so successful in protecting the environment, it received national attention from the EPA. In 1993,the EPA established new standards requiring all new landfills to have new liners installed before accepting MSW (municipal solid waste).
Bayview landfill is systematically divided into smaller units called cells. These cells are further divided into working sections called faces. Only one cell face is used at a time and covered nightly thus minimizing waste exposure to weather elements, also controlling odor and litter, as well as vermin problems.
There are over sixteen ground and water testing wells throughout our landfill and water and soil are tested quarterly upstream and downstream to monitor signs of any leakage through the liner to ensure environmental quality.
With over 630 acres of landfill space, SUVWSD has only used 33.8 acres (cell #1) for disposal of waste. Cell #1 was active form 1990 and it was fully used on 2005. Phase 1 was completed and began accepting waste in February, 2005. This cell differs from cell #1 in that it is 70 feet deeper and will have 4 phases. This will give us approximately 35 years usage before cell #2 is full to capacity. The original design for Bayview landfill includes 3 cells estimating a landfill life span of at least 100 more years.
Each cell is piped for future methane gas recovery to be used for power generation or other uses.
The wind fence surrounding the landfill is the tallest wind fence in the Western United States. It stands over 40 feet tall with a 3 1/2 foot tilted arm at the top to prevent any up drafts of trash from leaving the cell. Each pole is portable and can be moved to a new cell once the old cell is capped. This saves money along with returning the land to it’s natural looking state. From 1991 to 2004, the wind fence efficiency rate for litter control has been 94%. The remaining 6% is manually picked up.
Bayview Landfill purchased a GPS System. This will assist in more efficient compaction giving more air space and prolonging the life of each cell as much as 5 years.
For more information about the landfill please contact
Terry Ficklin at:
801-489-3027 ext. 14