WBCM provided civil, structural, and industrial/process engineering and architectural services for the design of a new Combined Residential and Commercial Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) of Palm Beach County. The relocation of the MRF to a new, 11.74-acre campus was necessitated by accelerated demand for capacity at the central landfill, primarily due to unanticipated volume generated by recent natural disasters.
The new MRF is a 140,000 SF pre-engineered metal building that houses the recycling process equipment that handles fiber (newspaper and corrugated cardboard) and commingled materials (aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles/containers) collected from SWA transfer facilities and local contractors. Materials are segregated, compacted, baled, and shipped to manufacturers for use as raw materials.
WBCM designed the MRF to accommodate tipping floors, sorting and baling equipment, recyclable storage, administrative areas, maintenance shops, and a visitors’ area.
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, FL
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