Athens Services

INDUSTRY: Waste Collection & Recycling

Ground-up Material Recovery Facility (MRF).

Location:
Sun Valley
Owner:
Athens Services
Architect:
J.R. Miller & Associates, Inc.
Size:
86,721 SF

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Project Summary

This fully enclosed three building operation spans 4.9 acres and is completely enveloped with forced air circulation to reduce odors, commercial high-speed doors and a misting system to minimize dust and storm impacts, as well as the latest energy efficient/environmental controls available in the industry. The multi-story trash sorting assembly traverses over 500 feet and is permitted to handle 1,500 tons of mixed commercial and multifamily waste daily; of which approximately 30% is recycled material. The Transfer Station’s 200-foot below grade tunnel can accommodate two multi-trailered trucks, restrooms, break room, locker facilities and an elevated storage deck. The 20,770 sq.ft. Bale building features a conventional steel office mezzanine with restrooms, break room, offices, conference room and lobby. The 9,607 MRF structure and Bale building enclose the main portions of the recycling equipment. This is the first of its kind in the Los Angeles area; equipped with a solar powered collection system and the ability to sort/process food-waste.

Award Notes

Gold Award – 2015 Commercial Real Estate Awards (San Fernando Valley) – Best Industrial Project

Silver Award – 2016 Commercial Real Estate Awards (San Fernando Valley) – Best Redevelopment Project

Silver Award – 2016 Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) – Recycling Systems

Green Notes

Silver Level LEED certified

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