Plans are in the works for an upgrade project at the always-busy Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station on the northwest side of Santa Fe.
The City of Santa Fe has issued a Request for Proposals for the replacement of the geo-synthetic lining around the evaporation pool at the facility.
The project will additionally include the removal of an existing fence and building of a galvanized steel chain link fence with line and corner posts.
According to city documents, the liner, which was originally installed some 24 years ago, has been damaged through the years by weather conditions, sunlight, and normal wear and tear.
The $215,000 project will additionally include the replacement of above-ground piping and removal of overlying vegetation, pumice, cobbles, and residual sludge, along with the pumping out of about one foot of water at the bottom of the constructed wetlands.
Materials removed from the wetlands must be then hauled to the Caja del Rio Landfill, some 8 miles to the south of the Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station.
Open seven days a week during daytime hours, the recycling and transfer station is run by the Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency and processes the disposal of trash, recycling, green waste, electronic products waste, and household hazardous waste.
The RFP has a submission deadline of June 25.
By Garry Boulard
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