A composting facility requires compliance with environmental protection measures and municipal standards. The location and layout of the facility, as well as factors such as odour and discharge, are important elements to consider during the initial phase of the project. A fabric building will ensure you meet the requirements perfectly while facilitating your day-to-day operations.
The location and layout of the composting site
The construction site of the composting facility must be considered and chosen to meet industry requirements. A composting site needs to be located well away from residential areas, easily accessible for transport vehicles, and organized according to regulations. You also need to consider the topography and wind dispersion conditions, as well as the location history. Keep in mind that the success of the project depends greatly on the location of the composting site.
Before starting construction, you will need to obtain a certificate of authorization, used to confirm that the project complies with existing government regulations. Our team of experts accompanies you along the way and simplifies this process, which can be complex. The project representative helps you gather all necessary documents and information. Our in-house engineers design a structure that respects local building codes and approve your building’s customized plan, which speeds up the approval process significantly.
The aesthetics of the composting site is another key element to consider. A fabric building protects and hides residual materials so that the facility can benefit from a clean layout, which favours positive perception and project approval in general.
Managing unpleasant odours
Managing unpleasant odours is one of the major challenges facing composting facilities. The layout, the chosen process and the management of operations must prevent the production and spread of these odours throughout the vicinity. It is possible to treat them before evacuating them outside using a closed biofiltration system. To do this, the atmospheric dispersion is first calculated to determine the intensity of the odours outside of a defined perimeter. MegaDome® engineers have developed a biofilter system with proven efficacy, particularly in the context of the SusGlobal Energy (formely Astoria Organic Matters Canada LP) project . Housed in a MegaDome® building, the biofilter is protected at all times to ensure smooth operation.
A composting facility must comply with environmental standards, particularly those of the Ministry of Sustainable Development. Leachate must be treated before discharge and the facility needs to be designed without any negative impact on the environment. MegaDome® buildings help meet environmental standards for runoff and seepage, and provide concrete block foundations that minimize ground impact.
Features adapted to composting installations
Our buildings without a central column provide significant interior clearance, which facilitates the circulation of machinery and the sorting of residual materials. Our hot-dip+ galvanizing option provides increased protection against corrosion and ensures the structure’s durability. In addition, you can also establish a complex of several fabric buildings very quickly and inexpensively.
To ensure the success of your project, you need to carefully consider the key elements involved in setting up a composting site to be sure you find the right solutions. Our expert advice and structures perfectly adapted to this industry simplify the construction and operation of your installation.