6 Advantages of Fabric Structures for Waste Management Applications

a waste management fabric structure anchored to shipping containersTraditionally, waste management operations have been conducted in open-air facilities. And while minimizing odor is a good thing when working with waste, being left at the mercy of the elements can hinder operations by slowing down production and ruining the recyclability of cardboard and other materials. It’s no wonder why so many waste management and recycling companies are opting to move production indoors, under the protective cover of a Big Top fabric structure. Here are six advantages our shelters provide for waste processing applications:

1.   Lasting Protection From the Elements

With a Big Top fabric structure, waste management production can continue to run regardless of what the weather is like. Open-air facilities are beholden to Mother Nature—as soon as rain starts to fall, operations grind to a halt as employees run for cover. A Big Top temporary building provides shelter from rain and snow, ensuring uninterrupted production. And because they’re supported by an industrial-grade steel frame, our fabric structures can last for decades with little maintenance required.

2.   Ventilated to Reduce Odors

Big Top’s fabric structures offer numerous customization options to accommodate any type of waste management production. To minimize odors, we can design a structure to have one end or both ends open to encourage airflow. Additionally, of the many accessories we offer are giant ceiling fans and air-scrubbing systems to further keep air moving and odors minimized.

3.   Versatile Deployments

Our waste management structures do not require a concrete pad as a foundation and can therefore be anchored to nearly anything, even dirt and asphalt. Plus, they can be erected at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day and do not require help from an outside contractor to install. In fact, the Big Top team offers turnkey installation services for quick and painless deployment.

4.   Spacious, Well-Lit Interiors

Big Top’s fabric buildings can range in size from 20 to 174 feet wide and nearly any length. And they have no internal guy wires or columns taking up space, ensuring that every square inch of the interior can be used for waste management processing. Furthermore, the fabric cover of a Big Top structure is translucent and will allow natural light to fully illuminate the interior without help from an electric lighting system.

5.   Naturally Climate Controlled

Another impressive feature of the fabric cover is that it is formulated to repel 99.95% of harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation, keeping staff, materials, and equipment well protected from sun exposure. This outstanding thermal performance means our fabric shelters naturally maintain a pleasant interior temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the temperature outside, ensuring the comfort of employees as they work throughout the day.

6.   Portability

When waste management and recycling operations change, Big Top’s fabric structures can keep pace. For instance, our temporary buildings can be moved around the property intact with a crane, and they can be disassembled and shipped to a new location for future operations.

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If you own a waste management or recycling company and need shelter for your operations, you can rely on Big Top. To learn more about the advantages of our fabric structures, contact us today.

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