Fulfill Your Immediate Environmental Recycling Center Storage and Processing Needs

Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year. According to Keep America Beautiful "Recycling Facts & Statistics" back in 2010, paper recycling had increased over 89% since 1990.

On average Americans recovered 34% of waste in 2009. What is encouraging is based on EPA estimates, 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable.1 Americans are more and more open to the idea of recycling and the products produced from this recycling. This ever-increasing resource is a boom to waste management and recycling centers across the nation.

If you are in the Recycling and Waste Management Industry processing recyclables, waste or disposing of waste, in an environmentally friendly manner is crucial to your business. Unfortunately, one of the biggest challenges to working with these materials is the ability to store this raw source and process it without it being affected by weather, like wind, rain and snow. Then, ultimately, to be able to store the final product before it is shipped or consumed.

Using fabric structures to cover or enclose your resources, equipment and workers reduces the higher cost of building and maintaining a steel or wood building. Fabric structures can be manufactured to meet your local building codes and City permits with material that is fire rated and wrapped over hot dipped 55,000 psi galvanized steel tubing that gives the structure a snow (live) load from 12 to 40 pounds per square foot and the ability to handle winds up to 75 to 120 miles per hour.

These structures also reduce the ambient heat that your outdoor workers would normally have to endure by plus or minus 15 degrees of outside conditions. We can also help you accessorize your fabric structure with the exact ventilation that is suitable for your application.


It is obviously important to keep all recycling and waste management workers, like those on recycling pick lines, protected from the weather.

Fabric structures not only protect recycling workers, but they also have the clear advantage of being able to be erected in days and don't have to have a concrete foundation, as opposed to traditional building construction. The structures can be custom sized to fit almost any specifications necessary in order to help streamline all recycling and waste processing for maximum efficiency in the pick lines.


It is becoming increasingly important that wastewater residuals be prevented from entering the nation's environmentally sensitive watershed.

Treatment facilities need to protect the wastewater from runoff to prevent contamination of surrounding watersheds. Fabric structures meet EPA and state environmental regulations by providing reliable, weather protected storage in every stage of the recycling process.

These structures will keep all waste, including the especially sensitive paper and cardboard recycling waste, protected from the rain. These buildings also have the unique advantage of being able to meet waste volume expansion needs more quickly than other methods and can even be made portable if desired.

The waste management industry knows environmental regulators won't be satisfied until adequate waste shelters are in place to prevent all wastewater runoff; so the time it takes to erect adequate waste and storage is important to keep to a minimum.

Most fabric-tensioned structures can be constructed in 4 or 5 days and typically cost 70% of steel or brick permanent structures. Because of this, fabric structures are a smart, economical alternative to get your processing and storage needs met on time and on budget.


Especially in the last 40 years, it has become important for the waste management industry to address the growth of biosolids. According to an article in the June 2011 Florida Water Resources Journal by Robert H. Forbes, Jr., originally, biosolids were called sludge and the only concern was how to dispose of them safely. In the 1990s, the term biosolids began to refer to all sewage and other wastewater residue that had been determined safe by environmental regulators for beneficial uses on land.

After 2000, biosolids became recognized by the public as an alternative, environmentally friendly, energy source due to its high carbon content in the form of dried pellets.

More recently, biosolids have become important in resource recovery. These biosolids are rich in nitrogen and phosphorus. They also contain sulfate, potassium and other trace minerals like iron, copper, manganese, etc.; thus making biosolids excellent for use as fertilizer applied to farms and urban areas in the form of compost. Today, biosolids are now primarily looked upon as an important resource to be recovered instead of just sludge waste to be disposed of.

Waste Management fabric structure

If you are a biosolids generator, you must adequately protect your processing from the weather with adequate shelter. As techniques for producing safe biosolids have greatly improved, the demand for adequate structures to reduce runoff from the biosolids into the nation's water system has also increased.

Fabric structures continue to be well suited to reliably prevent this wastewater runoff by keeping the biosolids dry throughout all processing and storage. Fabric Structures USA buildings are made for heavy duty industrial uses. They come standard with our proprietary fire-rated tensioned fabric and steel framework, which enables it to withstand almost anything Mother Nature throws at it.

They have been rigorously tested all over the globe, in every imaginable climate and are recognized as the most durable fabric structures available on the market. Call us to design a structure that will meet your needs.

Additionally, these structures are highly customizable by expanding the length or adding many door, entryway, HVAC, electrical, lighting, and eco-friendly options to meet your growing demand for more and more storage by having the ability to be expanded to at a future date of your choosing. Or if you have long term biosolids storage needs, we can fulfill them with a custom fabric building, as the marketplace matures.


  • TYPICAL SIZE: 78 feet wide (can be up to 166' wide) by any length, typically height is greater than width up to a max of 75 feet tall.
  • TYPICAL TYPE OF FABRIC: Translucent PVC (can be opaque white, beige or green)
  • TYPICAL WEIGHT OF FABRIC: 18-ounces (can be 22 or 28 oz./yd2)
  • TYPICAL FOUNDATION: Concrete, Ecology Blocks or Earth
  • EXPECTED LIFE: 18 oz. = 10-12 Years, 22 oz. = 12-15 Years, 28 oz. = 15-20 Years

For more information on how Fabric Structures USA can help solve your recycling/waste management processing and storage shelter needs, call us at (561) 586-7023 or simply click the button below to get a custom quote.