On November 8, 2011 Palo Alto voters approved Measure "E", which undedicated 10 acres of Byxbee Park adjacent to the sewage treatment plant (the Regional Water Quality Control Plant or RWQCP) for a ten year period while an Energy/Compost Facility is considered for the site. The facility could, if approved, utilize food scraps, yard trimmings and wastewater solids in the production of energy and compost.
For information on the Energy/Compost Feasibility Study and the Environmental Impact Initial Study click here.
The City of Palo Alto is seeking (through an RFP process) bids to design, finance, build, own and operate an E/C Facility to manage Food Scraps, Yard Trimmings and Biosolids, or to export these feedstocks for disposal or use outside of the RWQCP Site or 10-acre Landfill Site in Palo Alto, subject to the required services described in the Scope of Services. Click here to download the presentation from the March 12, 2013 Pre-Bid Webinar.