Project Notes

  • Facility Type
    Recycling, Processing & Distribution Campus

  • Location
    Austin, TX

  • Size
    112,766 sq. ft.

  • Site
    10.59 Acres

Balcones Resources Overview

  • Balcones Resources is the largest independent recycling company in the southwest U.S. In April 2011, the City of Austin awarded Balcones Resources, Inc. a 20-year contract to process 60 percent of the city's residential curbside recycling material. In addition to this residential stream, Balcones handles a large portion of material from commercial customers throughout the city. The new facility houses state-of-the art recycling machinery and technology, capable processing more than 25 tons of residential and commercial single-stream per hour.
  • During construction, existing buildings were remodeled using green building principles. Over 3.9 million lbs. of asphalt, 2.6 million lbs. of brick, 81,900 lbs. of metal, and 24,000 lbs. of wood were all reclaimed or recycled during the project.
  • The new facility consists of four buildings: the processing center for single-stream recycling and document destruction operations, maintenance building, Operations Office Building and the Balcones Resources Corporate Office Building.
  • The processing building is rail served with a loading dock that will accommodate seven rail cars. This feature gives Balcones the ability to ship unfinished product via rail in lieu of trucking to cut down on costs and their carbon footprint.
  • KDW designed and built the building to house the automated sorting equipment while the equipment was being designed and manufactured in Eugene Oregon.
  • Given the tight timeline of only one year from breaking ground to Balcones being contractually obligated to begin processing City materials, KDW designed and built this facility in 364 days, delivering the project on time and on budget.

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