On April 30, 2013, the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals toured EnviroSolutions (ESI's) Doremus Avenue Recycling Transfer (DART) Transload Facility in Newark.
Glen Wilkinson of ESI led an in-depth discussion and tour of the facility for approximately one dozen NJSWEP members. Glen talked about the materials that the facility handles, which include: municipal solid waste, construction & demolition debris, contaminated soils, filter cake/treatment sludges, drums, dredge spoils, and the list goes on. On the tour, Glen showed us how the materials that enter the facility are baled and then transferred to railcars for recycling / disposal. During our tour we also saw how the DART facility uses an air canon, which produces a very loud explosion to scare away birds. Although the birds didn’t seem to flinch when the cannon fired, the explosions did manage to startle the NJSWEP members, who ducked for cover. We all got a good laugh from it. Everyone who attended enjoyed the site tours and was impressed with the scope and scale of the operation.
ESI hosted a lovely reception after the site tour, with the catering from Hobby’s delicatessen (a true Newark institution) and an exquisite selection of wines and soft drinks. The event was a huge hit with everyone that attended. NJSWEP thanks ESI for hosting the event.