Solid waste collected east of Interstate 75 in Pasco County is primarily taken to the East Pasco Transfer Station near Dade City. From the Transfer Station, the waste is transferred into larger trucks for more economical delivery of waste to the Resource Recovery Facility on the western side of the County. The predominantly rural east side of the County is undergoing significant residential development, placing significant pressure on Transfer Station facility operators to manage the volume of waste delivered on a daily basis.
In 2018, Pasco County selected the team of JMG Engineering (Prime Consultant) and HDR (Subconsultant) to design an expansion to the 30-year-old Facility. The team managed all aspects of the project, including:
- Environmental Permitting
- Site Development Permitting
- Bidding Assistance
- Construction Oversight
As of August 2021, the construction of the project is approximately 90% complete. Following project acceptance in the 4th Quarter of 2021, an additional 20,000 square feet of tipping floor space, with two loading chutes and two additional tamping cranes will be available for operators to manage the ever-increasing volumes of solid waste delivered to the Facility.
The selected general contractor was largely inexperienced with solid waste transfer station construction. Without directing the contractor’s means and methods, the JMG Engineering Team has successfully communicated the design intent and assisted the contractor with finishing the Project.