Why Waste Management & Recycling Companies Use Our Fabric Structures
Big Top’s fabric structures are popular options for companies in the waste management and recycling industries thanks to the exceptional protection from the elements they provide. Traditionally, waste and recycling production is carried out in open-air facilities, but these are not ideal because, the moment storm clouds roll in and rain erupts, production comes to a halt as personnel run for cover. Plus, some recyclable materials, such as cardboard, lose their value once wet, which can cut into profits.
A Better Option for Waste Management & Recycling Production
Considering the risks of operating in an open-air facility, it’s easy to see why companies in the waste management and recycling industries prefer a shelter with a roof. However, constructing a permanent building may not be feasible, as doing so can be an expensive endeavor.
Big Top’s fabric structures are the perfect solution. Not only are our buildings less expensive to build, but they also provide superior protection from the elements. The fabric roof effectively keeps the interior dry when it’s raining, and because it’s formulated to repel 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation, it also provides outstanding protection from the sun on clear days.
Benefits of the UV-Reflective Fabric Roof
Thanks to its unique formulation, the fabric roof of a Big Top shelter will protect materials, equipment, and staff from sun exposure. Plus, it helps to maintain a comfortable interior temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the temperature outside, without the help of artificial climate control. Moreover, our structures are naturally ventilated to minimize unpleasant odors.
Unlike similar products from some of our competitors, Big Top’s fabric structures are not one-size-fits-all solutions. Indeed, we custom design each one to meet the unique needs of our customers. Companies in the waste management and recycling industries can choose from:
- An open-ended or enclosed design — If the latter, we can install bay doors to accommodate dump trucks.
- Ventilation and air-scrubbing systems — Though our shelters are naturally ventilated, these options will help move potentially toxic fumes and odors out of the facility.
- Interior partitions — Our buildings have a clear-span design that can be sectioned off for different aspects of production.
- Engineering for heavy wind and snow loads — Wherever your production plant is located, we’ll ensure your building is up to code. And, because our shelters can be anchored to nearly anything, even asphalt and ecology blocks, your new facility can be constructed virtually anywhere.
As noted earlier, Big Top’s fabric structures cost less to build than permanent buildings — both in materials and time, as they can be constructed at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day — but they can help with cost savings in other ways too. Consider that the fabric roof is translucent and will, therefore, allow natural sunlight to fully illuminate the interior without the need for artificial lighting. Our buildings can also be deemed equipment with the IRS, which may lead to tax benefits.