The Butte County Board of Supervisors approved a $1.5 million contract with Scarberry Trucking, LLC for the purpose of transporting liquids from the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility in an effort to comply with state requirements. In August, the Butte County Public Works Department solicited bids for the landfill’s liquid hauling needs and Gridley company Scarberry Trucking came in at the lowest of the six bids submitted.
The terms of the three-year contract require Scarberry to transport leachate to a Publicly-Owned Owned Treatment Works facility. Depending on the travel distance, the county will put forth between $.075 to $.19 depending on travel distance. Leachate refers to the liquids separated from solid waste during processing.
“Most of that will be done locally and will be done at the seven-and-a-half cent mark and the rest of it will be capacity if we have some unusual events,” said Butte County Public Works Director Joshua Pack. “To give you a perspective on the volume, traditionally we transport an average of roughly 10,000-14,000 gallons of leachate off-site in recent years.”