LCSWMA will enter into immediate negotiations to purchase the Harrisburg Materials Energy Recycling Recovery Facility.
The City of Harrisburg, Pa., has selected the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) as the winner of its competitive bidding process to enter into immediate negotiations for the purchase of the Harrisburg Materials Energy Recycling Recovery Facility (HMERRF).
The final purchase price, to be determined after negotiations with the city’s Office of the Receiver are complete, are subject to prevailing interest rates at the time of purchase. LCSWMA is prepared to dedicate the necessary time and resources to complete the negotiations within the timeframe requested.
“We were confident that our solution was the best choice all along and are glad the receiver has selected LCSWMA. However, we understand and support their desire for a fair and transparent process. Thus, we were happy to participate in the qualification and bidding procedure,” says James Warner, CEO for LCSWMA. “We are anxious to work with the receiver and the Harrisburg authority to effectuate a seamless transition of ownership for the asset. We look forward to bringing our proficiency in solid waste management to the City of Harrisburg and the entire Dauphin County community. Together, with customers and residents, we will create successful regionalization between Lancaster and Dauphin Counties.”
LCSWMA manages 650,000-plus tons of Lancaster County’s solid waste each year. The acquisition of the HMERRF will enable LCSWMA to expand its expertise to neighboring Dauphin County and the state capitol, while also benefiting Lancaster County with additional capacity for a growing population. Upon acquisition of the HMERRF, LCSWMA will manage a system consisting of about one million tons of solid waste per year, generate total revenues of approximately $87,000,000 and position itself as one of the largest generators of renewable energy in central Pennsylvania, powering the equivalent of 55,000 homes.
LCSWMA is recognized nationally for its leadership in the industry and innovative approach to waste management. Its integrated system consists of: (1) a transfer station permitted to handle up to 2,200 tons per day; (2) a 1,200 tons per day mass burn waste-to-energy facility for the combustion of waste and production of electricity; (3) the Frey Farm Landfill, permitted for the disposal of 2,000 tons of waste per day; (4) a county-wide recycling program; and (5) a drive-through household hazardous waste facility. LCSWMA says its mission is to manage solid waste and recyclable materials in an environmentally safe, reliable and efficient manner.