June 23, 2021
Blackburn Waste Disposal
Solid Waste Links:
Directions : Highway 321, exit 37 to Highway 10 West, 1-1/2 mile turn left on Hickory-Lincolnton Highway, ¾ mile turn left on Rocky Ford Road, ½ mile on right.
Rodney L. Hamby
|Residential Waste & Recycling Drop-Off Centers
Catawba County offers five (5) Convenience Centers located throughout the County for residential solidwaste disposal and recycling opportunities.
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Recycling (Drop-Off) at the Blackburn Landfill
|In In 1987 the Board of Commissioners put in place in solid waste plan, which has served the County extremely well. In January 1998, the first landfill cell with plastic liners and a leachate collection system was completed and active. State and Federal laws mandated the use of lined landfill cells in 1991.
What are a sanitary landfill and a lined cell? A sanitary landfill is a method of safely disposing of solid waste in a controlled manner on a prepared site, using soil to surround and contain the waste materials.
Waste is spread in layers and compacted by heavy compactors (see picture, left) to reduce the volume. At least once every 24 hours a layer of soil, minimum of 6 inches (15 cm) in thickness is placed on top of the compacted waste and is itself compacted before more waste is added.A lined cell is engineered into a sanitary landfill. The lined cell consist of 2 ft. of 10/7 compacted soil or clay liner, 50 mil HDPE plastic liner, ¼ inch felt fabric, the leachate collection system, 2 ft. drainage layer (78m...
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