Advantages of Fabric Structures for Waste Management & Recycling Applications
Big Top Fabric Structures has a long history of custom designing temporary buildings for waste management and recycling operations. Companies across the nation look to us for shelter solutions because our buildings offer many advantages over open-air and brick-and-mortar facilities.
Naturally Ventilated to Minimize Odors
Unpleasant odors are a side effect of waste management operations. However, unlike permanent buildings where these odors can get trapped, our fabric structures are naturally ventilated, helping to move these displeasing odors swiftly out of the facility.
Protection for Recyclable Materials
When left exposed to rain, snow, or too much sun, some recyclable materials can lose their reclamation value. For instance, cardboard can no longer be processed if it gets wet. Our fabric structures keep materials safely sheltered to maximize the amount that can be recycled for future use.
Another major disadvantage of open-air waste management and recycling facilities is that they’re at the mercy of Mother Nature. If a sudden storm should break out, production grinds to a halt as employees retreat and seek shelter. With your operations safely covered by a Big Top fabric structure, however, production can continue no matter the weather outside.
Big Top builds its fabric structures with an industrial-grade, galvanized steel frame that is strong enough to last for decades with proper maintenance. We can also engineer your building for heavy wind and snow loads, and we can install lightning protection for the safety of your staff.
Spacious Interiors for Waste Management Operations
Our fabric buildings are clear span and have no internal guy wires or columns taking up space. We can design them to be nearly any size, ranging up to 174 feet wide and 80 feet high. And because they do not require a concrete foundation, they can be assembled nearly anywhere your operations are located.
Energy-Saving Benefits of Our Fabric Structures
Another great benefit of our fabric buildings that waste management and recycling companies appreciate is the energy-efficient design. Thanks to the fabric cover, our structures:
Do Not Require Artificial Lighting
The fabric cover is translucent and allows natural light to fully illuminate the interior, no artificial lighting required. The cost savings of not having to run an electric lighting system throughout the day can quickly add up.
Offer Exceptional Thermal Performance
The fabric cover is also formulated to repel 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation for outstanding protection from sun exposure. Not only does this benefit your materials and equipment, which will be well protected, but it also helps to keep your staff comfortable by naturally maintaining a pleasant interior temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature.
Big Top’s fabric structures require fewer materials and take less time to build than permanent structures, which can save on costs. Our buildings can also be deemed as equipment with the IRS, potentially resulting in tax benefits.
Contact Big Top Fabric Structures today to learn more about why our solutions are ideal for waste management and recycling operations. When you do, we’ll tell you about our turnkey installation service that will make installing your new structure easy.