Brookhaven Materials Recovery Facility – Building Expansion and Process System Improvements

Solid Waste Management

D&B is nationally recognized by public agencies and private firms for Solid Waste Management (SWM) expertise in regional planning and program development, recycling, composting, digestion and waste-to-fuels. Having worked with over 90 facilities in 22 States, D&B has developed innovative facilities design, operations, contracting, and privatization strategies for improving service and reducing operating fees. We have supervised all aspects of development and implementation of integrated SWM systems, including:

 Project Development:

  • Solid Waste Management plans
  • Waste stream characterization analyses
  • Waste generation estimates for residential/commercial and industrial sectors
  • Facility siting evaluations
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Permitting
  • Economic analyses
  • Public attitude surveys
  • Public education programs
  • Mandatory ordinances
  • Flow Control: Economic, Contractual and Legal
  • Procurement documents, specifications, proposals, and contract negotiations
  • Project financing: Engineer’s feasibility statements
  • Program Operations and Economic Models
  • Financial projections
  • Public/Private Partnerships (P3)

Collection and Transfer:

  • Collection service planning
  • Collection zones/districts delineation
  • Collection systems for source separated materials
  • Collection service bidding
  • Vehicle specification and procurement
  • Transfer station design and operations plans
  • Facility Repairs and Improvements

Recycling and Composting:

  • Source separation program design
  • Marketing of recovered recyclable commodities and compost
  • Commercial recycling audits
  • Office paper recycling programs
  • Yard waste composting facility design, permitting, and troubleshooting
  • Recycling cost/benefit analyses
  • Construction and demolition debris recycling
  • Design of recycling and composting facilities

Materials and Energy Recovery:

  • Processing facilities for mixed recyclable materials and mixed refuse
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Waste Conversion and energy recovery from preprocessed and mixed refuse
  • Project planning, siting, and permitting
  • Facility design and procurement
  • Contract negotiation
  • Analyses and projections of plant operating economics
  • Inspections, performance reviews, monitoring, and recommendations for existing facilities
  • Air pollution control system evaluations and improvements
  • Residuals/Ash management – Processing and utilization
  • Technology assessments
  • Marketing of electricity and recovered metals
  • Regulatory compliance reviews and audits
  • Audits and assessments of operating facilities
  • Facility improvements and expansions
  • Conversion of dual stream to single stream and mixed refuse processing


  • Design
  • Permitting
  • Closure
  • Landfill gas management
  • Leachate control systems
  • Groundwater and surface water monitoring
Solid Waste Management Contact:

Scott Mills
(516) 364-9890, ext. 3053

Theodore S. Pytlar, Jr.
(908) 668-4747