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Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility Reaches Financial Close

FRANKLIN, TN and LINDEN, NJ – (October 30, 2019) – Aries Clean Energy has successfully completed the $65 million financial close for the Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility in New Jersey, and construction has commenced. The financing included $50 million of “Green” tax-exempt bonds issued through the Union County Improvement Authority. This facility will divert 130,000 tons of biosolids from local landfills annually, and it will provide the lowest cost option for biosolids disposal in the NY/NJ Metropolitan area.

“The Linden facility will be the most advanced biosolids processing facility in the world utilizing our patented fluidized bed technology. By using our environmentally friendly, renewable system, we will convert biosolids into completely renewable, beneficial products. We are looking forward to investing in the local community and serving the region with sustainable biosolids solutions that will contribute to a cleaner, greener, healthier planet. – Greg Bafalis, CEO of Aries Clean Energy

For more information, please see the press release.

Aries Clean Energy’s New Jersey Biosolids Gasification Facility To Set New Standards In Wastewater Industry

LINDEN, NJ and FRANKLIN, TN – (October 17, 2019) – Aries Clean Energy was joined by local officials and dignitaries to break ground on New Jersey’s first biosolids-only gasification facility on Tuesday. The Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to the area by processing 430 tons of biosolids daily into clean renewable energy.

“This Aries system eliminates the need for environmentally harmful landfilling or incineration of biosolids, while producing beneficial renewable energy and biochar.  We believe this truly is a beneficial and disruptive technology that will revolutionize the wastewater treatment industry and establish itself as the best available control technology for biosolids disposal and serve as a model for others” – Greg Bafalis, CEO Aries Clean Energy

For more information, please see the press release.

Cranford Avenue Resurfacing

Please be advised that concrete work (handicap ramps, curbs and sidewalks damaged by city tree) will commence on Monday, July 29th, 2019 for the above referenced project.

We estimate 2-3 weeks (weather permitting) for this work followed by milling and paving.

Flyers have been distributed to the residents.

The LPD Traffic Bureau will be posting Emergency No Parking Signs.

The roadway will be open to traffic at this time while work is performed on one side at a time.

An Inspector from the Engineering Department will be onsite a majority of the time.

The main contractor is DLS Contracting and his concrete sub is FDM.

Please advise the Engineering Department of any concerns.

All DPW garbage, recycling and trash pickups will remain the same.

Aries Clean Energy Completes Environmental Permitting for World’s First Large-Scale Biosolids Gasification Facility

LINDEN, NJ and FRANKLIN, TN – (July 15, 2019) –Aries Clean Energy has received all approvals required to construct New Jersey’s first biosolids-only gasification facility. The plant will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to the area by processing 400 tons of biosolids daily into clean renewable energy.

“Aries patented gasification system eliminates the need for environmentally harmful landfilling or incineration of biosolids, while producing beneficial renewable energy and biochar.  We believe this truly is a beneficial and disruptive technology that will revolutionize the wastewater treatment industry and establish itself as the best available control technology for biosolids disposal” – Gregory Bafalis, CEO Aries Clean Energy

For more information, please see the press release.

Arbor Day Celebrations

Arbor Day 2019

The City of Linden and Linden Shade Tree Commission would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in our annual “Arbor Day” celebration held on May 1, 2019 at School #8 in Linden. Arbor Day (or Arbour; from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees.

In addition to Arbor Day it is also International Landscape Architecture Month, and the Anniversary of the birth of the Father of Landscape Architecture, Fredrick Law Olmsted. Olmsted designed such famous parks as Central Park and Prospect Park in NYC and the Essex County Park System (1st ever in the United States). His successor firm designed the Union County Park System, including Wheeler Park in Linden! Click here to view the Arbor Day 2019 Celebration Photo Gallery.

Arbor Day 2018

On April 27, 2018 five Linden trees were planted at School No. 1. Mrs. Padovano’s second grade class mulched and watered the new trees, shared information about trees and Arbor Day, and sang “Trees Trees Trees.” Click here to view the Arbor Day 2018 Celebration Photo Gallery.

Stormwater Management Plan

On January 5, 2004, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) adopted new stormwater regulations which require the City of Linden to comply with the requirements of the NJPDES Tier A Municipal Stormwater Permit. In accordance with this permit, the City of Linden has adopted a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, Stormwater Management Plan and Stormwater Control Ordinance. In addition, Ordinances were either modified or adopted regarding Pet Waste, Litter, Improper Waste Disposal, Wildlife Feeding, Yard Waste, Containerized Yard Waste and Illicit Connections. A summary of these Ordinances are as follows:

  • All pet owners are required to immediately and properly dispose of their pet’s solid waste deposited on any property, public or private, not owned by that person.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard or otherwise place any litter of any nature upon public or private property other than in a litter receptacle.
  • The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal storm sewer system operated by the City of Linden is prohibited. (Exceptions include potable water, uncontaminated ground water, air conditioning condensate, irrigation water, residential car washing and swimming pool discharges, and flows from firefighting activities.)
  • No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the City of Linden, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife.
  • Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing yard waste that is no containerized at the curb or along the street is only allowed during the 7 days prior to a scheduled and announced collection, and shall not be placed closer than 10 feet from any storm drain.
  • The owner or occupant of any property, or any employee or contractor of the same engaged to provide lawn care or landscaping services, shall not sweep, rake, blow or otherwise place yard waste, unless the yard waste is containerized, in the street.
  • No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged through an illicit connection to the municipal storm sewer system operated by the City of Linden any domestic sewerage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste.

A more visible requirement has been the labeling of storm drains – “Dump No Waste, Drains to Waterways,” and the retrofitting of storm drains during road reconstruction or repaving with inlets that meet the design standards of the permit in order to reduce the amount of solids and floatables in our waterways. For more information, please visit NJDEP Stormwater and read the Solutions to Stormwater Information Guide.