The City of Cleveland Department of Public Service operates the Division of WasteCollection and Disposal (DWC). This Division provides weekly collection of waste from155,000 Cleveland homes, the West Side Market, Fire and Police Stations, the JusticeCenter, City Hall and other City Buildings and public areas. The Division of WasteCollection operates a municipal solid waste transfer station at 3727 Ridge Road,Cleveland, Ohio 44144. Municipal solid waste is brought to the transfer station viawaste collection vehicles. The waste is gathered and loaded into transport trucks to betaken to landfills.
The City’s Department of Public Utilities operates the Division of ClevelandPublic Power (“CPP”) for the purpose of supplying electric energy to customerslocated primarily in the City of Cleveland. In order to meet the goals of reducingCleveland’s dependency on electric power purchase and the electric transmissiongrid, CPP seeks to assess the feasibility of a Municipal Solid Waste (“MSW”)Facility (the “Facility”) converting city waste to electrical power (‘MSWE) plantwith-in the city boundary.
The proposed MSWE Facility will utilize advanced and proven technologiesincluding and not limited to gasification, steam compression obtained throughPrinceton Environmental Group (“PEG”), Inc., and Kinsei Sangyo Company.The Facility would process MSW, from both the City of Cleveland as well as thesurrounding communities, to generate electrical energy as well as a number of additional marketable by-products such as recyclables, refuse derived fuel (RDF”)pellets, steam and decorative bricks.The Facility would process the MSW and recyclables in a Seven (7) step processidentified as: (1) Collection; (2) MSW Handling and Processing; (3) Recycling;(4) Sorting and Shredding; (5) Steam Compression; (6) Gasification and (7)Electric Generation. This would enable the City of Cleveland to produce electricpower locally, utilize MSW as a fuel source and also assist CPP in meetinganticipated state and local Advanced Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS).
The facility will be located at the City’s Ridge Road Transfer Station, at 3727Ridge Road, Cleveland, OH, 44114. The Transfer Station operates on 10.6 acresof industrial land and municipal waste throughout the City of Cleveland iscollected here then transferred on to landfills. In addition to the operational area,the City of Cleveland owns adjacent property to the west (occupied by the City of Cleveland Service Department) and to the south. The total acreage of City-ownedproperty, including the Ridge Road Transfer Station but not the adjacent policeshooting range, is approximately 20 acres. If the MSWE facility requires morespace, the possibility of acquisition of surrounding land should be evaluated.