Cost: $26 Million
Working with Tacoma’s Department of Solid Waste, JRMA provided programming and a feasibility analysis including options to develop a plan that:
- Consolidated operations
- Provided flexibility
- Increases capacity to meet future waste and traffic patterns
A series of workshops determined the most flexible solution was to build a new 83,590 square foot structure rather than retrofitting the existing structures. Tacoma’s new Recovery and Transfer Center:
- Consolidated the functions of multiple dated transfer structures into a single modern building, eliminating multiple handling of materials and effectively separating public/self-haul traffic from collection truck traffic;
- Is designed to handle peak loads of 2,000 tons per day and also houses administrative offices, a maintenance shop, and a suspended mezzanine.
- Received LEED Gold Certification for sustainable features including natural ventilation, increased day lighting, automated lighting controls, solar panels, harvested rainwater for in-house use and water-efficiency landscaping.
- Was named Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association
- Received a 2012 Award of Merit from the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association
- Received the Solid Waste Association of North American (SWANA) 2012 Gold Excellence Award (Transfer Station Category)