PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing will be held by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on October 1, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., in accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 (the “Open Public Meetings Act”) and in adherence to the guidelines of the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services for the purpose of hearing persons interested in, or who are affected by, the adoption of an Amendment to the Union County District Solid Waste Management Plan described below.
An additional Public Hearing will be held by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for the same purpose as set for above on October 1, 2020, at 1:00 PM.
Both Public Hearings will be open to the public by electronic means, and as such, will be conducted through a teleconference via ZOOM Webinar. Any member of the public wishing to participate in either teleconference meeting, may do so by downloading ZOOM to their individual electronic device and selecting the following link: https://ucnj.org/zoom-meeting/. Anyone wishing to participate must e-mail the Clerk of the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the meeting-specific password to gain access to the teleconference. All requests must be submitted and received by the Clerk of the Board by no later than October 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. All members of the public may view the meeting by livestream at http://ucnj.org/freeholders.
Members of the public who prefer not to, or do not have the means to, participate in either of the teleconference hearings, may participate in the Public Hearings by emailing comments to the Clerk of the Board at email@example.com. All relevant comments received will be read into the record at one of the hearings. All emails must be submitted and received by the Clerk of the Board by no later than October 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
The name and address of the Union County District Solid Waste Coordinator is Daniel P. Sullivan, Executive Director c/o Union County Utilities Authority, 1499 Routes 1&9 North, Rahway, New Jersey. Mr. Sullivan can be reached by telephone at 732-382-9400 and by e-mail at dsullivan@UCUA.org. The Plan Amendment that is the subject of the Public Hearings has been prepared in accordance with the Solid Waste Management Act (N.J.S.A. 13:1E-1 et seq.) for the following purpose:
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PLAN AMENDMENT IS TO AMEND THE UNION COUNTY DISTRICT SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN BY INCLUDING A CLASS “C” RECYCLING FACILITY TO BE OWNED AND OPERATED BY LINDEN RENEWABLE ENERGY, LLC LOCATED AT 4900 TREMLEY POINT, LOT 8.02, BLOCK 587, LINDEN, NEW JERSEY TO ACCEPT 1,400 TONS PER DAY ON AVERAGE OF LIQUID ORGANIC FOOD WASTE DERIVED SUBSTRATE THAT IS PROCESSED BY THIRD-PARTIES OFF-SITE IN SATELLITE DE-PACKAGING FACILITIES OR OTHER ORGANIC FOOD WASTE AND WILL UTILIZE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION TO CREATE RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS, AND A MARKETABLE SOIL AMENDMENT.
Ingress and egress to the facility will utilize the following public streets:
US Route 1
- Stiles Street, Linden
- 21st Street, Linden
- Wood Avenue, Linden
- Tremley Point Road, Linden
Hours of Operation for the proposed facility:
- 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
A copy of the Plan Amendment is available for public inspection at the offices of each Municipal Clerk in the County of Union, at the offices of the Union County Utilities Authority, 1499 Routes 1 & 9 North, Rahway, New Jersey, and at the office of the Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Union, located at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 07207, during regular business hours, depending if either office is open due to the COVID-19 virus. In addition, a link to a copy of the Plan Amendment and related documents have been made available for public inspection on the official Union County website at www.ucnj.org and are also available on the Union County Utilities Authority website at http://www.unioncountyutilitiesauthority.org/ucswmp/. Contact James Pellettiere at 908-527-4140 or the e-mail address above or Lisa DaSilva at 732-382-9400 or ldasilva@UCUA.org. should there be any problem with accessing the link or the documents.
James Pellettiere, Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.