The Waste Commission of Scott County, IA, operated a dual-stream recycling material recovery facility in Davenport, Iowa since 1996. Foth assisted the Commission to evaluate the feasibility of converting the dual-stream collection and processing recycling system to single-stream, which included:
Foth developed and managed parallel processes for the design-bid-construction of building and site improvements and the Commission’s procurement of processing equipment. The net change orders for the construction contracts for facility and equipment totaled approximately 2% of the total construction cost.
The parallel approach saved the Commission approximately $300,000 and reduced the project’s duration from design to start-up to approximately 13 months. Material volumes being received during the first six months of operation exceeded the initial predictive modeling used in the financial feasibility analysis.
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