EDCO Signal Hill Transfer Station & MRF

Signal Hill, CA

EDCO’s Signal Hill Transfer Station and Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) offered unique challenges. The site for the new facility was surrounded by several abandoned and three active oil wells. The JRMA-designed facility would need to meet all of the needs of a modern transfer station and MRF while allowing for ongoing oil-well maintenance and addressing abandoned wells and pipelines on the property.

The completed building fits so neatly into its surroundings that the oil wells look like they were drilled after it was built. The pre-engineered metal building features a load-out tunnel to efficiently fill trash transfer trailers, a two-story administrative office area, a Household Hazardous Waste Center, a buy-back center for consumer bottles and cans, truck scales with a scalehouse, and a recessed dock area for shipping recyclables.

All operations occur inside the building and a filter system keeps dust and odors from drifting outdoors. Translucent panels in the walls below the striking roof overhang provide natural light inside the facility. .

Project Facts
Location: Signal Hill, CA
Completion: 2011
Site Area: 3.7 AC
Total Building Area: 64,000 SF
Processing Capacity: 6,300 TPD
Service Type: Architectural Design, Structural Engineering
  • 2014 Signal Hills Sustainability Award