Class 1 landfill at the Central Disposal Facility for Brevard County, Florida

Class 1 Landfill Construction Site, Florida

Diamond Scientific is very pleased to have been involved with the development of the first new class 1 landfill at the Central Disposal Facility for Brevard County, Florida, consisting of approximately 41 acres expansion at the site located at 2250 Adamson Road Cocoa, FL, at an estimated cost of $17.9 million.

Class 1 Landfill bottom liner

The construction work for this project included, furnishing all operations required for the construction of the Class 1 landfill bottom liner system including:

  • Erosion & sedimentation control
  • Excavation & backfill
  • Environmental cut-off wall
  • Dewatering & recharge
  • Groundwater wells, piezometers, and gas monitoring probes
  • Geosynthetic clay liner (GCL), Geomembrane (primary and secondary), Geocomposite (primary and secondary)
  • Leachate collection trenches including gravel, pipe, geonet & geotextile
  • Drainage soil cover, Protective soil cover
  • Leachate removal system including piping and pumping system, Leachate pumps and electrical system, Leachate force main
  • Geosynthetic rain tarp
  • Stormwater structures
  • Sodding

Tobin McKnight, PE of Jones Edmunds, Gainesville, Florida, provided engineering services to design and permit, while construction work for the project was carried out by Thalle Construction, Hillsborough, NC. The leachate removal system pumping system and electrical system, Leachate force main flow meter were provided by Diamond Scientific and manufactured by EPG Companies.

Diamond Scientific CEO, Ramon Rivera, has been working in the landfill sector for over thirty years, and in fact worked with the father of Thalle’s project engineer, Reynaldo Gonzalez, in the landfill business in the 1980’s before Reynaldo was even born. Rivera brought his years of experience in the landfill sector to this project, installing a state-of-the-art leachate system that will serve this project well for years to come.

Diamond Scientific CEO, Ramon Rivera (right) with Thalle Project Engineer, Reynaldo Gonzalez (left)

Diamond Scientific CEO, Ramon Rivera (right) with Thalle Project Engineer, Reynaldo Gonzalez (left)

Diamond Scientific supplies pumps for a variety of applications, as well as gas detection and management tools and apparatus to various industries to ensure environmental compliance as well as a safer and healthier working environment.

Diamond Scientific is constantly seeking opportunities and products that will contribute to a better world. By providing equipment that will offer environmental benefits, as well as cost benefits to those pursuing alternative energy solutions, we hope to do our bit to lessen the impact of energy production on our environment and climate.

“Protecting people, animals, plants, and minerals by offering solutions to reverse global warming.”

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