Depot Design

Depot Design and Features Better Practices

Planning starts with deciding what materials will be received and which ones will be diverted. Smaller municipalities are identifying many more opportunities to divert additional materials, such as wood waste, mixed plastics and more. The Depot Costing Model can help estimate tonnages for materials based on population. Read more

Spending the time and money up front to thoroughly plan the layout will pay off by ensuring that the depot configuration operates efficiently and safely for decades; for example, keeping small vehicle traffic separate from large vehicle traffic. Read more

Effective signage increases participation in diversion programs and reduces material contamination. Read more

Proper storage/handling of recyclables ensures higher quality and market revenues. Keeping materials separated and contamination free is critical. Storage requirements will also determine transfer handling costs and overall site dimensions. Read more