We are currently working with the Governor’s Office, MN House and MN Senate to secure funding through the Capital Assistance Program (CAP).
These planned facility upgrades were extensively studied through third party consultants to assist the Pope/Douglas Joint Powers Board and Executive Director determine the best course of action to maintain our level of service to the community and region for the next 30 years.
PHASE I Bonding Requests ($5 Million CAP Bonds Received in 2020):
Environmental Center (Household Hazardous Waste, Recycling, Problem Materials, Education, Administration)
Construction to begin spring of 2022 with completion late 2022.
Scale House (Shipping/Receiving Area, Truck Scale, Truck Roads/Queuing Areas)
Construction to begin summer of 2021 with completion in 2022.
Regional Organics Composting Facility (Office, Compost Processing Building)
Construction to begin summer of 2021 with completion late 2021.
PHASE II Bonding Request (Currently Seeking $5.953 Million in CAP Bonds in 2022):
Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
Construction on hold until CAP Bonds are secured.
Below: Environmental Center/Operations Building renderings provided by design firm.
Featuring large community gathering space with bathrooms and kitchenette for hosting community/joint powers board/staff and training functions.
Expanded reuse room and fix-it/refurbishment space/Precious Plastics plastic reuse/hands-on learning lab space.
Fully drive-through Environmental Center that will accept single sort recycling, cardboard recycling, electronics/appliance recycling, motor oil/filter/vegetable oil recycling, bulky materials, scrap metal, household hazardous waste and more in a climate controlled setting utilizing excess heat/energy generated at the neighboring Resource Recovery Facility.
4 public access electric vehicle charging stations (as part of a MPCA grant).
Natural landscaping and storm water systems to protect the environment.
Outdoor learning space and self-guided waste/recycling trail featuring interactive self-guided tours of entire Resource Recovery and Recycling Campus.
Questions about future facilities?
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