When Monmouth County Reclamation Center, a large landfill in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, needed to find ways to more efficiently maintain the county landfill, consolidating and organizing their operations was the first step. Two Cover-All TITAN buildings were added to the site for salt and sand and equipment storage, for fast and efficient deployment of landfill equipment.
“We have over 100 employees and maintain three separate landfills situated on a 900-acre site,” says Chris Murray, acting superintendent. “The maintenance requirements to sustain the collection and handling of 500,000 tons of waste material annually are continually evolving.”
The 80′ wide x 150′ long building stores tractors, mowing and hydro-seeding equipment, bulk grass seed and fertilizers. “The equipment is used to vegetate, maintain and stabilize slope areas all around the site. The faster we can vegetate, the more erosion control we can have in place,” says Murray.
The other 70′ wide x 150′ long building is used for salt and sand storage, with no end-walls for easier access for loaders and graters.
“There are a number of access roadways around the site so road maintenance is a continual requirement,” says Murray. “We used to haul salt on as per need basis which became a hassle.”
Murray worked closely with local dealer Charles Gilligan of Cover-All Buildings of New Jersey while the project came to fruition. “The Cover-All building is easier to maintain compared to a conventional pole barn,” says Gilligan. “Salt storage is very hard on pole buildings and continual maintenance is a must. The company’s DuraWeave fabric is not affected by salt corrosion so the maintenance requirements are almost nil.”
When the buildings were installed in 2001, both were completed in just one week. Cover-All buildings are engineered for permanency but can be relocated, which according to Murray, is important. “Landfills are a continual changing landmass, if the building can be relocated or relocated cost-effectively for another use, that’s a tremendous asset,” says Murray.