Old Dominion Landfill Cell 1 and Force Main

Republic Services
Richmond, Virginia
Services Provided
12-Acre Geosynthetic Lined MSW Landfill Cell and Perimeter HDPE Leachate Force Main System

Project Overview

This project took our crews to the Old Dominion landfill, where we constructed a 12-acre geosynthetic lined MSW landfill cell. We also installed an HDPE leachate force main system around the perimeter of the site, along with four pump stations, two valve vaults, and seven force main vaults. Additionally, we constructed perimeter access roads and a wick drain system.

The initial excavation consisted of hydraulic fill from past quarry operations. The excavation depth reached 80 feet below the existing grade, into a wet Miocene clay layer formed when Richmond was under the ocean 10-15 million years ago. Due to the large volume and saturation of the material, we had to manage numerous stockpile areas in order to meet an aggressive project schedule.

Scope of Work

  • 40,000 CY clay liner

  • 2,200 LF leachate collection system

  • 28,000 CY drainage stone

  • 1,100 LF groundwater interceptor trench and piping

  • 13,500 LF HDPE force main

  • 3,700 LF PVC gravity leachate piping

  • 40 acres of stabilization