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Mr. Cavossa reported that the DOT trooper utilizing the site for testing had retired, and new <br /> instructors were using a different facility. There has been no activity on site for two months. <br /> Mr. Cavossa expressed disappointment due to the benefits of offering the training within the <br /> region. Testing had been taking place almost daily, 5-6 hours at a time. <br /> Peter Flood, from Green Seal, reported that it had been a challenge reviewing old and outdated <br /> documents to determine whether or not the site could accept construction and demolition <br /> materials, adding that DEP may have been concerned about the addition of a rail facility <br /> providing recycling. Upon opening, the Transfer Station was limited to 100 tons per day of <br /> C&D from Cavossa trucks only. The DEP required a minimum recycling rate of 15% of the <br /> materials. Mr. Cavossa established a relationship with New England recycling, who could refine <br /> the recycled materials. Mr. Cavossa's operation was successful in establishing a 20%-30% <br /> recycling range, which allowed them to increase their daily acceptance to a range of 100-150 <br /> tons, as well as the acceptance of third party materials. A recycling rate of 20% has since been <br /> maintained, which can fluctuate based on the materials entering the facility. Mr. Flood <br /> confirmed that the DEP walk-through went well, adding that the facility has been a success story. <br /> Regarding potential operational changes to be considered for permitting with DEP, proposed <br /> storage facilities for recycling was needed in the form of a concrete bunker that could hold wood <br /> and allow easier load out to be transported. The tipping and scale usage could be improved with <br /> a more efficient scale trailer. <br /> The Chair inquired about the timing for the modification and Mr. Flood responded that it would <br /> occur during the next 2-3 weeks. <br /> Mr. Jack inquired about materials being transported by rail, and its frequency. Mr. Cavossa <br /> confirmed that C&D and MSW were being transported by rail. C&D was leaving the facility 1-2 <br /> times per week, when rail cars were fully loaded. MassCoastal typically picked up cars as soon <br /> as they were ready to travel. Mr. Cavossa indicated that three cars were typically filled over a <br /> few days, and then transported by rail. One truck load per month was transported of sheet rock, <br /> along with metal and cardboard being transported by truck. During the winter, one rail car per <br /> week, down from 4-5, was being loaded for MSW, due to recycling efforts. Rail cars may <br /> increase to 4-5 cars during the summer. Mr. Cavossa noted that they had recently completed <br /> their second community cleanup on Sandwich Road and he has continued to encourage slower <br /> driving along the road. Mr. Jack confirmed that he had received no further complaints from <br /> abutters, and the Chair agreed. Mr. Cavossa added that email alerts were received if a driver was <br /> speeding, in which case, the driver was contacted by phone. The Chair confirmed that speed <br /> limit signs had been installed by Mashpee. <br /> The Chair inquired about truck traffic tipping at the facility and Mr. Cavossa responded that he <br /> could provide a monthly report, noting that the facility typically saw 10-12 trucks per day. The <br /> Chair inquired whether the facility came close to receiving 150 tons of C&D per day and Mr. <br /> Cavossa responded it could occur with larger construction projects. Mr. Cavossa added that they <br /> were a more expensive option for tipping. <br /> Mr. Cavossa described the work he was doing with the Sheriff to allow some men from the <br /> Correctional Facility to work on site, some of whom have pursued additional licensing and may <br /> 2 <br />