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Residential drop off Solution Paderborn Germany

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Modulo recently completed its new residential and small businesses drop off solution/ recycling center for Paderborn Germany. Immediately after installation, residents started to use the facility. Modulo was involved from start to finish as well as maintenance. Modulo provided consultancy services including initial design, final design production, installation, and maintenance services.

The initial design services included a number of alternative solutions. All parties involved, including City Staff, Architect, and Modulo worked closely together in order to meet timelines.

The installation of the Modulo system ( within 5 days) allowed the Contractor to meet his targets easily. As a result, the project was executed on time and on budget.

The city officials very much wanted to integrate the Modulo solution with existing on-site activities, which have continued to increase as a result of continuing changing management practices as well as continuing changes in environmental regulations, requiring more and more recyclable materials to be received and handled.

The conventional site allowed only for a reduced, fixed number of activities/ recyclable materials, resulting in queuing, lengthy waiting times for the residents and small businesses.

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Recycling Site in Als Denmark

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The recycling site in Als was the first modular solution in Denmark and was supplied by Modulo concrete. The recycling site, which was officially opened in July 2011, is located in Als and is run by I / S Joint Incineration in Hobro.

The site consists of 153 modules (including ramps) and has a length of 206.6 ft and a width of 104.9 ft There are a total of 25 fractions where the 20 fractions are located around the Modulo concrete solution.

Both offices and HHW buildings are located on the modules, from which the staff has a good overview of the entire space. The modules are located on a flat paved pad with a 2% slope of approx…

In addition to the 153 modules, Modulo concrete has delivered fences, bin strike protection, container guiding rails and doors as part of a complete solution.

The entire assembly took 5 working days. A mobile crane was used for the 3 of the days to set up the modules.

When the citizens arrive at the recycling site, they have the option of either driving directly to the garbage area, which is street level or to drive up on the modular solution in order to dispose of their recyclables.

The modular solution has two ramps: one ramp for driving up and another for driving down the modules. In order to ensure the fastest possible flow of cars, the direction on the modular platform is one way with the possibility of parking near both not against the individual containers.

Modulo has helped us establish a modern elevated recycling platform. Citizens can now dispose of their recyclables into the bins, instead of lifting it up and then trying to throw it into bins with as a result worse bin filling rates and increased costs for hauling!

– Heine Munk, Director I / S Joint Combustion
The solution made it a lot easier for all

I / S Joint Incineration was founded in 1972 and currently serves 46,400 inhabitants. They collect and receive recycled materials and waste from three municipalities: Mariagerfjord, Randers and Rebild. The recyclables are converted in an environmentally friendly way and resold as district heating, compost, recycled concrete, paper, glass, metal, etc.

I / S Joint Incineration operates the waste heat treatment plant in Hobro, the Hobro Commercial Recycling Center, the waste disposal and recycling center in Gunderup and the recycling sites in Hobro, Mariager, Hadsund, Rostrup, Mejlby, and Als.

I / S Joint Incineration is a member of RenoSam, a Danish association of waste companies – and through the various services we deliver to citizens and businesses in the three municipalities all year round, we ensure compliance with current legislation.

In cooperation with Modulo concrete, it has been possible to have our recycling space adapted in a very user-friendly way. Not only is it user-friendly, but it’s also simply become easier to get rid of its garbage and recyclables!

Before, when we did not have an elevated platform, you had to throw the waste over the container edge. Now you can drive your car up a ramp and throw its waste and recyclables directly into the various containers. Modulo concrete has shown that it is possible to establish a large recycling space within a short period and even at a competitive price.

I am sure our modern recycling site will be a role model for future plants in the Nordic region. – Heine Munk, Director I / S Joint Combustion, Hobro

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Recycling Station Guderup, Danmark

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Guderup recycling site is a good example showing that it is possible with relatively low investment to get an upgraded drop off site turning it into a more modern site, In addition, a very short construction period was established: installation took just a few days. The site is built on a landfill. The current paving in SF Stone has been there for years and using the Modulo concrete solution, Sønderborg Supply saved a lot of money by placing the modules directly on the existing pavement.

The Modulo platform is build on the existing SF stone paving and was assembled in 3 days. The space consists of 37 modules with safety stairs, ramps, guiding rails, doors, and stairs. Modulo supply included the supply and install of triangular modules. The triangular blocks ensure an even smaller footprint for the Modulo solution.

The Modulo solution was significantly cheaper as compared to pour in place, specifically since the site was installed at a former landfill site.

Guderup recycling station has more than 25,000 visitors a year, and the old space simply became too small and insufficient. The solution was to buy a piece of neighboring ground and build a new elevated platform or to improve the existing site. Modulo was the preferred solution since it was cheaper as compared to pour in place and provided significant benefits as well. Our goal of modernization has been to provide better customer service and make it easier for Guderup’s citizens to get rid of their waste and recyclables. We have only received positive comments from the citizens who think it is much easier to get along with the waste now. ”
– Arne Mørk-Jensen Operations Manager Sønderborg Supply

About Sønderborg supply Sønderborg Supply is a service company that owns and operates waste management and recycling, wastewater and drinking water facilities.

New Ecocenter Solution in Lemmer by Modulo

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Modulo has installed a new eco-centre solution in Lemmer, The Netherlands. The site includes hazardous waste. The project was installed within 1 week. The system is replacing the site previously used to accept residential and small business drop off items. The City of Lemmer was closely working with Modulo from the start of the project. The City wanted to combine the public works yard with residential and small business drop of activities.

Modulo and the City have worked closely together in order top prepare site process, site layouts, detailed design, as well as the tender documents for the site works. The Modulo elements as well as the concrete pad are made of recycled concrete.

Building with precast elements is superior to building pour in place solutions. The “ load” factors are significantly lower as compared to conventional construction. Aso, the Modulo solution can be re-used and therefor is meeting the highest environmental targets, which is the re-use of the solutions.

In addition the solution provides the use of the space under the deck. This will allow to accept many more items as well as makes the solution flexible and future – proof.

More Details – https://www.modulocare4circulair.nl/bouw-milieustraat-lemmer-gestart-met-plaatsing-lekbakken-kca/

Candiac Contract Award

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On July 23 Candiac, Quebec selected Modulo to supply and install the patented modular Modulo EcoCentre/ public drop off solution.  The ecocenter will be installed early September 2019, which is less than 2 months after the contract award.

Modulo is steadily growing and within the next few months will have already installed 8 solutions in Ontario and Quebec. Modulo’s proposal came in as the cheapest and most flexible alternative.  Its solutions and expertise in the field of residential drop off of recyclables are becoming increasingly popular.  In Quebec Provence Interested potential customers are able to visit 5 Modulo solution within 1-day drive.

Modulo’s patented solutions provide many benefits to its customers:

– easy to design
– 200% space use: on deck and under deck.
– easily expandable
– optimized and safe operations
– quick and easy to install
– aesthetically attractive
– cost effective

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Modulo Solution in Papendrecht, The Netherlands

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Two days! That is how long it took to install this  Modulo solution in Papendrecht, The Netherlands.
Modulo just completed installation of one of its solutions ( 80 modular elements) in just 2 days!  The installation occurred in Papendrecht, The Netherlands. Installation of the roofing system, lightning systems are being finalized within the next few days. For the production of the blocks recycled concrete “ eco-granulate”  was used.
From start to finish this project took 16 weeks only.
Reasons for choosing Modulo as the preferred solution:
– the lowest costs  over the lifetime of the project
– its great flexibility
– sustainability
– the use of recycled concrete
– no footings required since the load factors for the system are substantially less as compared to other solutions.
Elevated drop off solutions ensure complete separation between truck traffic and residential/ small business traffic, better logistics, safer working environment,  better bin filling rates and lower costs of logistics and improved user and customer satisfaction ultimately.
Please contact us to learn more about our services and  solutions.
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The Modulo Centre

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A new approach to recycling depots

The waste and recycling depot is a fixture of Canadian waste man-agement. Depots come in all shapes and sizes, from a few bins scat-tered around a muddy yard to large above-grade saw-tooth design facilities. They offer residents the ability to dispose of recyclables and wastes directly into bins. In most cases the types of recyclables that can be dropped off are much broader than what can be left at the curb, and can capture a significant amount of recyclable materials.

In Canada, depots tend to be the mainstay of smaller municipalities that, in some cases, don’t have curbside collection. However, they’re also used by larger municipalities to provide residents a place to bring materials in between collection days, as well as handle recyclables for which there are no curbside programs.

All current depots are designed as one-of-a-kind systems that incur the costs of site-specific engineering and construction, commensurate with size and sophistication.

Modulo-Béton, of France, has developed the patented Modulo Centre, modular depots using pre-cast concrete building pieces that can be assembled to build above-grade depots.

Remember playing with Lego as a kid, putting together modular pieces, limited only by your imagination? The Modulo-Béton offers the

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typically made from asphalt or concrete. Once the base is completed, the assembly of the depot begins, which can typically be accomplished between two and five days. With a few final finishing touches such as railings and splash guards, the depot is ready to operate. The client can add options such as heated floors.

The depots, which can be suitable for small or large municipalities, are modular and can be expanded and changed as required to accom-modate additional recycling streams, or even picked up and moved to another location. The Modulo Centre allows flexibility that other fixed systems do not allow.

Installations

Within just six years of being launched, more than 200 of these facilities have been constructed, mostly throughout Europe (and more recently in Africa and Asia). Ideally they’re built close to residential areas to stimulate recycling.

A 2012 Dutch government document on how to recycle 65 per cent of household waste recognized that a well laid out and organized re-cycling depot is critical in attracting a variety of recyclables for which curbside programs are inefficient.

 

In Lelystad, a city of about 70,000 in the Netherlands, the old re-

same opportunity, on grander (and grown up) scale.

The key blocks or modular building pieces are 3 x 4 metres and 3 x 3 metres with heights ranging from 90 cm to 300 cm. The pieces include two walls and a flat top surface (essentially creating a concrete table). Each block is like an engineered “macro” waiting to be assembled into whatever configuration. They can be laid end-to-end and side-to-side to form the raised driving surface and platform of the depot. Ramps are used to allow vehicles to get to the platform. They can be assembled in the configuration that suits the site and municipal needs. They can also be fitted with heated driving surfaces as may be required in our cold climate and safety fencing.

Because the building blocks are built from load-bearing reinforced (and locally manufactured) concrete, it provides a unique and critical advantage over other above-grade depots. The space below the main platform is entirely usable. Its use is also only limited by one’s imagina-tion: consider office space, equipment and recyclables storage. It can eliminate the need for outbuildings.

To build a depot the customer develops a design and footprint for the depot. Because the units have no subsurface foundations, only ground works are typically required for drainage and surfacing. The base is

The Modulo Béton centres allow a rapid flow-through of vehicles and also improves the ease of dumping various recoverable materials into bins.

cycling depot was replaced with a new 22-container-bay Modulo Béton facility in 2010. Over a number of weeks the old depot was dismantled and the groundwork for the new facility completed.

The upgraded depot design results in a more rapid flow-through of vehicles and also improves the ease of dumping various recoverable ma-terials into bins. As the author’s cousin (and Lelystad resident) notes, it’s a “handy place” to leave all manner of separated recyclables. The key advantages of the Lelystad facility are: easy to access and use; better sorting of recyclables; improved cost control (from better screening of incoming waste to prevent the receipt of unauthorized commercial and out-of-town waste — residents can get a pass to enter the facility.

In Canada, Scotiabank is supporting the lease of these facilities, soft costs included. Modulo has recently sold its first system in Canada to EastForest Homes, a large residential developer and home builder in Kitchener, Ontario, for one of its construction sites. A completion of the development project, the depot can be moved for use at the next development site, making it an asset rather than a liability that needs to be cleaned up.

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Grand Opening Kanasetake Mohawk eco-centre

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On 31 October Kanasetake Mohawk community celebrated the Grand Opening of their community Eco-Center, the Ratihontsanonhstats Kanasetake.

Eugene Nicolas, Environmental Project Manager, Mohawk Council of Kanasetake commented: “ This site was developed as part of the environmental program we are implementing to reduce  illegal dumping and improving our control of waste and management.  The site allows us to handle drop off in a very practical and efficient manner. The Community is very pleased,  remarked its uniqueness, and its clean way of handling waste and recyclables. We are using the space under the modular system to store cards, electronics as well as other more valuable recyclables. The site is very successful and visited daily by many residents and general public  since it opened.”

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Modular Thinking

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Think of the Modulo-Beton system as a 3D jigsaw puzzle of concrete sections that slot together to form a range of potential recycling/civic amenity site solutions. the advantages? Malcom bates went to Holland to find some first-hand; he came back with a significant list. Item one: save loads of time:save pots of money…

Regular readers of MVO will already know of my local “tidy tip” experience and my thoughts on the decision to close it while it was remodelled.

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On Site Modular Thinking

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The new Modulo-Beton installation at Lamby Way, Cardiff is an excellent example of how this versatile modular concrete decking system can be adapted to suit any HWRC site. Malcolm Bates went to have a look…

Wisely, Cardiff City Council decided to monitor the success of this new facility before the official opening, just to make sure everything worked as well in practice as it looked in theory. But, after spending the morning observing how residents were using the new facility – and talking to them as they left – it’s quite clear that it’s a vast improvement over the old traditional “bring site” which stands next door, awaiting demolition and redevelopment.

The word “installation” is the key here – the whole new facility was installed in just under three weeks on what was previously just a flat bit of land beside the entrance to a busy landfill site. The surface was given a tarmac makeover, but no groundwork was needed before the inverted U-shaped concrete blocks were unloaded from a fleet of trucks, craned into place and then bolted tight together to form a solid deck 2.6 metres above ground level.

The drive-on deck level enables residents to unload their unwanted items and place them safely into a line of hooklift containers located at ground level.

Access to the upper level deck is via an inbound ramp at one end and an exit ramp at the other; the ramp incline sections are also part of the kit and, like the whole system, can be taken apart and moved – or the configuration changed – should this be necessary during the operational life of the site.

A key feature of the layout is that residents’ cars and hooklift trucks and plant are kept separate, so the whole site doesn’t have to be closed while containers are moved.

The Lamby Way site at Cardiff is the third Modulo-Beton installation in the UK to date, but it is the largest and most interesting in that it also includes a steel canopy to protect staff and residents from the elements during the unloading process. This enables the site to be used more comfortably in wet and windy weather… not a bad idea considering that Cardiff Bay is just down the road!

In contrast to a rather timid approach to the concept here in the UK so far, the system is already in widespread use throughout Europe, Scandinavia and even as far away as Canada and California.

You’ll notice that the word “new” is only used in the context of Cardiff – the Modulo-Beton system itself is not new. It was launched in France in 2004 and I first spotted it at the Ecomondo show in Rimini something like eight years ago. So

why has it been so slow to catch on in the UK?

Because it’s a “foreign” import? That can’t be it… half the RCVs we use in Britain are made in Germany.

Because it’s expensive? That can’t be it either… true, while each standard modular concrete block costs around £4,000 a pop (installed) and a typical site is going to require over 100 standard blocks plus various special sections. That doesn’t sound cheap, but that’s forgetting two very important facts…

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Firstly, as the 10-tonne reinforced concrete blocks are bolted together, they can be unbolted again and, should requirements change, the installation can be expanded in size… or moved entirely to another site as required. You can’t do that with a traditional construction.

And secondly? As a quick inspection at ground level under the deck confirms, a Modulo-Beton installation is literally laid out on a flat surface, bolted together and the joints exposed to the weather sealed. Job done. There is no need for any expensive excavation, or foundations of any kind… all that’s required is a flat stable surface that will take the weight.

That means a Modulo-Beton installation can be situated on a former landfill site (as in Cardiff), on reclaimed land, or brownfield sites where normal construction methods would not be feasible.

Henk Kaskens of Modulo-Beton maintains that, if required, a small rural HWRC installation could be erected in one week and be in use by the next. By using a team of company engineers (who arrive on site with all they need to do the job – except for a locally-hired mobile crane, which is pre-booked) there is a much-reduced chance  of any delay, or cost overrun as the assembly process is not so dependent on the weather.

The Cardiff facility took a little longer because of the decision to fit a steel canopy, but three weeks is a massive improvement over the best part of the 12 months taken by my local council to demolish a simple flat site (which used rail-mounted compactors and steps) and build an upper deck by traditional means by pouring concrete into shuttering.

And when that was all finally finished? Well, it’s literally set in stone isn’t it? It can’t be moved, or even modified. That’s a great pity as it’s since been discovered that whoever drew-up the plans didn’t take into account of the fact that cars and SUVs have got larger in recent years.

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The end result? After just a few months, both inbound and outbound ramps are covered in battle scars from unfortunate residents’ cars.

But there was another issue: how were residents supposed to dispose of unwanted household items while the construction of the new facility took place on the old site?

“You’re permitted to drive anything up to 10 miles to the next nearest council site,” suggested the expensive colour brochure issued by my local council. It forgot to mention “at your own cost” and also made no apology for the fact that the remaining sites were already overcrowded. Perhaps it was no surprise that fly-tipping reached reportedly new heights during the site closure period.

A Can Do Approach

In contrast to a list of “don’ts” found at my local council site (don’t put your messy rubbish in a trailer, don’t come in a van, don’t try getting rid of more than two car tyres a year, etc), Cardiff residents visiting the new Lamby Way HWRC site have the luxury of not having to ruin the interiors of their cars when getting rid of messy unwanted materials. They’re allowed to hire a van, or bring stuff to the site on a trailer. The only proviso is that they must be Cardiff residents.

A simple ID check is considered enough to prevent abuse at this stage, but a free residents ID card is a possible option should this be found necessary to prevent what might be called “waste tourism” by residents living in other council areas.

So how does it all work? The answer is surprisingly well.

Residents enter the site from a roundabout and are guided to a control cabin, before being directed to either the upper deck or, for items such as white goods, that are not so easy to throw, to disposal stations at ground level.

There are 22 container stations covering a full range of different factions (several of each), arranged down the side of the deck. These are attended to by three staff on the

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upper level and a Doosan “Wheely” with driver on the lower level to help ensure the containers are neatly loaded and compacted. At Lamby Way, the containers are located end-on to the upper level deck and the public protected by barriers but, if required, a “herringbone” layout for the hooklift containers can be specified. This has the benefit of allowing a greater loading area. The Lamby Way facility doesn’t include toilets, a site office or mess room facilities for staff, as these already exist nearby, but self-contained “modules”complete with services “plumbed- in” are also included in the product range, if required. At sites in Europe, it’s even common to find a council-run “charity shop” selling unwanted items back to the public, with the under-deck area used for storage and sorting… a great idea [and there are some becoming established here in the UK too, but agreed – a good idea – Ed].

In Conclusion

Now let’s see… utilise a versatile, well-proven modular system that can deliver a working facility within a couple of weeks. Or take months – a year even – to demolish, excavate and construct something that will do roughly the same job, but without any secure under deck storage capability. And with far more disruption to local residents and Council Tax payers. Which sounds best? Surely, it’s a no-brainer?

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