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County Contracts with LEEP to Extend Landfill’s Life

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Prince William County SealPrince William, VA, February 11, 2014 – The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has approved a Phase One Agreement with LEEP Holdings, LLC (LEEP) of Vienna, Virginia to develop a Waste Conversion Demonstration Project at the Prince William County Landfill.  The Phase One Agreement specifies the necessary detailed planning, engineering and financing arrangements for the Project.  If all planning work is completed as scheduled, a final service agreement for construction and operation of the facility will be issued in November 2014, and implementation can begin at that time. The facility construction period is expected to be approximately 9 months.

LEEP responded to a Request for Proposal issued by the County seeking qualified companies to convert municipal solid waste to energy and other useable products.  LEEP proposes to process up to 400 tons per day of mixed municipal solid waste to produce a number of valuable off-takes including Balkrete Aggregate, a patented green building product, refuse derived fuel pellets, and recovered metals. The County will provide the site and financially support the project by funding a portion of the capital costs to be paid back from project revenues.  The County will pay LEEP a fee for each ton of waste processed and diverted from the landfill.

This Project is part of an overall goal to develop renewable energy for a future Eco-Park at the County landfill.  The Eco-Park will highlight the landfill as a resource to the community for production of renewable energy and environmental education.  The demonstration project will reduce the amount of solid waste being disposed in the landfill to extend its life, convert everyday trash into useful energy and reusable products.

LEEP’s mission is to develop, manufacture, and license for use sustainable products, and to design, build and operate production facilities incorporating its licensed patented processes.  The company’s goal is to provide municipalities with the ability to control their waste stream and provide welcome revenues in these trying economic times, while creating new green jobs.  Kevin Furnary, CEO of LEEP, stated: “We are excited to have Prince William County as the location for our first LEEP Renewable Energy Recovery Facility.” To learn more about LEEP please visit www.leeprenew.com .

For further information, visit the County’s web site at www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling  or contact the Solid Waste Division at (703) 792-6254.

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