Waste Gas Fabrication
Project Summary: Waste Gas Fabrication (WGF) operates a high quality steel fabrication facility
in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In order to allow for the company to expand their production
capabilities, additional land was required. An abandoned municipal landfill sat to the north of the
current production plant. Coventry Environmental, Inc. (Coventry) was contracted to perform the
reclamation of the former municipal landfill in order to permit the facility expansion project.
Project Location: Fairless Hills (Falls Township), Pennsylvania (Bucks County)
Scope of Services Provided by Coventry:
- Coventry supported the site environmental engineer firm in pre-project planning by
performing test pit excavation services.
- Coventry worked extensively with customer (WGF), associated legal counsel and various
engineering firms over a two (2) year period to prepare a strategy for the safe, efficient and
cost effective removal and offsite disposal of multiple landfill waste streams. This included
meeting with both local and county officials to obtain the NPDES permits for this project.
Coventry became a co-permittee in the NPDES permit process.
- Coventry developed and implemented a Project Specific Health & Safety Plan (HASP) and
Work Plan for all site activities. The environmental engineer sampled and characterized
the site, dividing it into 32 cells for waste characterization purposes.
- Coventry recommended a national waste disposal company to identify and qualify the best
available facilities for disposal of both non-hazardous and hazardous waste streams.
Coventry coordinated loading, transport and disposal of the waste streams with the disposal
- Coventry installed and maintained required erosion and sediment (E&S) controls over the
entire work area. The E&S controls consisted of 1,500 linear feet of twelve (12) inch
compost filter sock. Coventry conducted weekly inspections of the E&S controls as part
of the NPDES permit requirements.
- Coventry safely prepared the site for excavation by removing all vegetation and trees
(approximately 85-100 large trees) from the former landfill footprint.
- Coventry provided all labor and heavy equipment to precisely excavate four (4) cells that
had tested characteristically hazardous for lead. Approximately 3,520 tons of
characteristically hazardous solids were loaded and transported to a permitted TSDF in
- Coventry provided all labor and heavy equipment to excavate the non-hazardous portion
of the landfill and transport the waste to a local Subtitle D landfill. Approximately 10,005
tons of non-hazardous solids were loaded and transported to a permitted landfill in
- Coventry provided site restoration services by grading the disturbed areas to elevations
established by the site surveyor. Coventry imported and installed plan specified stone to
stabilize the disturbed areas.
- The project was completed ahead of schedule and under anticipated budgets with no health
& safety incidents noted during the duration of the project.
Approximate Project Value: $265,000.00