Are you ready to improve how you manage your solid waste and save $90 million while you're at it?
Are you ready to improve how you manage
your solid waste and save $90 million while you're at it?
Environmental concerns and fiscal realities
have given rise to public pressure to manage solid waste in a
comprehensive manner, and to divert usable resources back into the
production cycle. Capacity constraints and stricter environmental
standards are resulting in widespread landfill closure. Waste-to-energy
projects are struggling to attract waste and to meet new air pollution control
and ash management regulations. Siting of new waste transfer. Processing
and disposal capacity is increasingly difficult.
EFI works to develop integrated waste
management systems that conserve resources, ensure adequate disposal
capacity and efficiently utilize public and private capital while
fostering innovative and cost-effective solutions for difficult-to-manage
For the past six years, we have helped
500,000 citizens in 23 Massachusetts communities manage their municipal
waste. Formed in the 1980's to address solid waste disposal issues, the
North East Solid Waste Committee (NESWC) communities fund and maintain a
waste-to-energy facility that processes 415,000 tons of solid waste every
year-half from the communities themselves and half from private haulers.
In exchange, these communities receive 89.5% of the facilities energy
revenues and 100 percent of disposal revenues from the private haulers-and
we are talking 200,000 tons of garbage!
Understanding Waste Management
Our professional staff is equipped to deal
with the complexities of integrated waste management systems. Using
technical, environmental, communication and implementation expertise, we
partner with our clients to achieve environmentally and economically sound
Since 1993, EFI has initiated and
undertaken several measures to reduce the burden facing the communities
affiliated with NESWC.
- Renegotiated the electricity power
purchase contract in 1994, resulting in an additional $14 million in
energy revenues to the project.
- Developed and implemented a pilot
recycling incentive program, in conjunction with the Massachusetts
Department of Environmental Protection, resulting in over $1.5 million
in revenues to the communities.
- Initiated an addition to the electricity
deregulation legislation passed in 1998 that creates a "renewables"
fund in an effort to defray costs to the NESWC communities by as much
as $20 million.
- Negotiated a reduction of the
communities' share of the cost of the retrofit required by the Clean
Air Act Amendments of 1990 from an original estimate of $66 million
down to a NESWC community share of $17 million, saving $49 million.
- Worked with the state Legislature and
Administration to obtain $3 million in the FY 99 Capital Supplemental
- Serve as the North East Region 3 MRIP
Recycling Coordinator assisting 34 communities expand their recycling
programs. The NESWC communities have increased their recycling rate
from the teens to over thirty percent.
- Helped implement the Minuteman Hazardous
Household Products Facility, the first regional permanent HHP Facility
in the state, which in its first year of operation diverted over
40,000 gallons of HHPe.
We Provide Solutions
Let our experience managing the North East
Solid Waste Committee help you. EFI provides comprehensive services in a
range of areas including:
- Strategic Planning/Implementation
- Contract Negotiations and Management
- Management of Financial Operations
- Integrated Waste Plan Development and
Management Program Design
- Performance Monitoring-Best
- Crisis Management
EFI, Inc. (Environmental Futures, Inc.), 530 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210. Tel: 617-443-1300; Fax: 617-443-1301.