With plans to develop the first recycling and treatment facility of its kind in the Northeastern United States, Turning Earth Organics, LLC (Turning Earth), called on Tetra Tech’s team of anaerobic digestion experts to design, permit, and provide cost estimation for a non-site-specific solid waste treatment facility.

Turning Earth’s waste treatment facility will be the first integrated high solids anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting facility in the region. The facility will process municipal and commercial waste from more than 16 central Connecticut municipalities. Using internal combustion engines, the plant will generate approximately 1.6 megawatts of renewable energy and high-quality composting materials that will be provided to local greenhouses.

Tetra Tech’s services include:

  • Due diligence and site selection in a suburban region
  • Complete design and permitting services
  • Construction services

Tetra Tech completed the basis of design for a non-site-specific design that included the application of U.S. and local regulations and codes that will enable the implementation of Turning Earth’s European technology.

Following the success of the basis of design and cost estimate, Turning Earth selected Tetra Tech to provide full design and permitting services. The $20-million facility will be located on a 37-acre site in Southington, Connecticut, and will open in 2016. The facility is anticipated to convert more than 50,000 tons of source-separated organics and 25,000 tons of wood, leaf, and yard waste annually.