AshBritt Environmental is a national turnkey rapid-response disaster recovery and special environmental services contractor.
AshBritt was the initial response prime contractor for the USACE in both Louisiana (LA) and Mississippi (MS). Within the first 30 days following contract activation, AshBritt initiated debris removal operations in 11 Louisiana jurisdictions as well as the causeway on Highway 90. Additionally USACE assigned AshBritt, by task order, to service 16 separate jurisdictions in Mississippi covering over 8,400 square miles providing debris removal operations from the coast to over 175 miles inland.
In response to the threats to the State of Florida from the oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, the project operational tasking’s required AshBritt to provide services related to the placement, management and removal/decontamination of 95,000 linear feet of oil containment boom (boom) within the waters of St. Andrews Bay, East Bay, North Bay, and West Bay at 66 locations specified by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for Bay County.
On September 13th, 2008 Hurricane Ike made landfall in eastern TX as a strong Category 2 hurricane bringing winds of 100 mph as well as significant storm surge. AshBritt responded to 15 jurisdictions in the state of Texas in order to assist with various disaster recovery needs. AshBritt has identified two signature projects that were conducted in order to give a better overview of the type of services AshBritt provided during this event.
Specifically for our contract with the State of New Jersey, we were activated by the state and 53 municipalities. AshBritt identified and designated collection zones in each municipal jurisdiction. We sourced, retained and assigned subcontractors for all collection zones. We developed, staffed and operated 42 DMS sites throughout the affected areas and collected and hauled 3,000,000 cubic yards of debris in 90 days. In total 3,171,531 cubic yards removed, managed, processed and disposed.
Since our inception in 1992, we have managed and executed more than 230 disaster recovery missions and numerous special environmental projects; successfully serving clients all over the country in their time of need. We have been directly involved in the debris recovery efforts of 50 federally declared major disasters in 18 states, beginning with Hurricane Andrew. All of these recovery missions were conducted under the authority and oversight of FEMA.
-Collected and processed over 5 million cubic yards of vegetative debris and C&D for multiple clients, managing over 30 temporary debris processing sites. -Collected and hauled over 3,400 hazardous stumps. -Provided emergency power to twelve clients -Supplied VacTruck support to numerous clients. -Conducted emergency response for petroleum releases in Collier County, FL.
1,835,101 cubic yards of vegetative material collected from the right-of-way, transported to a TDMA, reduced through grinding and hauled off for beneficial re-use.
Hurricane Charley made landfall on the coastline of Charlotte County causing extreme damage to buildings, vehicles, marine vessels, infrastructure, and vegetation. AshBritt management arrived four hours after landfall and began immediately moving resources to the area. AshBritt was tasked with immediate missions of emergency road clearance, temporary roofing, and debris management site development. For ROW collections AshBritt deployed over 250 vehicles. Other services supplied by AshBritt were tree removal, stump removal, private road collection, removal of debris from canals, reduction by grinding. (Project Term: 7 months; 1.9 million yd3).
-Supplied flood mitigation (Hydraulic Pumps/Vac Trucks), power generation, emergency water, food and lodging, building restoration services, amongst other emergency response services to multiple clients. – Collected, hauled, processed and disposed /recycled of over 2 million cubic yards of debris for 14 clients (Dolly: 645K CY, Hidalgo, TX – 15 subs, 93 trucks, 5 DMS, 14,429 loads; Ike: 1.7Mil CY, Multi – 79 subs, 565 trucks, 10 DMS, 38.5k loads).
On October 29, 2011 most of the state was blanketed by as much as 27 inches of wet snow from the Massachusetts Severe Storm and Snowstorm. This event generated massive amounts of hurricane like vegetative debris. AshBritt received separate task orders from the State for emergency road clearance operations in 32 municipalities. Additionally, the state offered the contract to all municipalities and public agencies for large volume debris removal, management and disposal operations. Twenty separate municipalities as well as the City of Springfield’s Parks Department and publicly owned Springfield College chose to utilize this contract.
Hurricane Ivan, a strong Categories 3 hurricane, made landfall on the coastline of Escambia County, causing excessive and wide-spread damage. AshBritt representatives were on site prior to landfall and participated in response planning during the storm. After the event AshBritt immediately began providing recovery services including: vegetative & mixed debris collection, development and operation of a temporary disposal site, debris reduction by burning, final disposal of processed debris, technical assistance with regard to the federal Public Assistance Program Categories A-G, resulting in 100% reimbursement of eligible expenses. (Project Term: 8 months; 2.4 million yd3).