Site design objectives

Once an appropriate site has been selected, the following objectives should be prioritized when designing the site:

  • Minimize the amount of material handling, traffic equipment crossing paths and vehicle bottlenecks
  • Ensure separate areas for clean and contaminated materials – clean materials should be sited uphill of new feedstocks/unfinished materials to reduce contamination
  • Provide facilities for ease of vehicle/equipment maintenance and housekeeping
  • Control access and maintain security of the facility
  • Provide physical or vegetative buffers around the site
  • Provide additional area for seasonal surges in feedstocks (ex. leaf and yard waste in autumn) or unanticipated surges (ex. spoiled food)
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