Drumcoo Waste Transfer Station

This Design and Build Project delivered a new Waste Transfer Station at the existing Drumcoo Household Recycling Centre in Dungannon.

The project included construction of a portal frame steel building 56.4m in length, 30m in width with an eve height of 9m and a pitch height of 10.6m.  A total of 6 roller shutter doors were provided in the building, which had a reinforced concrete floor.

An external yard area was created, surfaced with reinforced concrete with associated earthworks, kerbing, lighting, fencing and drainage.

Works were located to the rear of an existing Household Recycling Centre which remained operational throughout.

The purpose of this Waste Transfer Station was to allow a facility for the tipping and bulking of household waste prior to its loading into heavy good vehicles for transfer to recycling or recovery facilities.  The aim was that residual waste (black bin waste) mixed dry recyclates (blue bin waste) and green and food waste (brown bin waste) would be accepted and stored in segregated bays. Wastes would be delivered by refuse collection vehicles and bulked in the dedicated bays before loading into heavy goods vehicles by front loading shovels.

 

Key Project Information
Architect WDR Taggart
Value £1.6m
Duration 5 months
Extra Information
Location Drumcoo, Mid Ulster
Sectors Community
The new Waste Transfer Station is a bespoke facility, designed to allow us to more efficiently manage the collection and onward transport of waste for processing and treatment and represents a significant investment as part of our overall waste management strategy. The facility was completed on time and in budget and is now operational.
Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Sean McPeake