Transfer, Recycling, and Processing Facilities

Tetra Tech plans and designs specialized materials recovery facilities (MRF) for municipal, commercial, and industrial clients who transfer, transport, and process a variety of solid waste and material types. Tetra Tech also conducts market assessments for our clients to evaluate technical and financial feasibility of MRFs and other specialized material processing facilities.

Tetra Tech provides integrated solutions to increase food security and rural incomes, while promoting sustainable intensification, climate change adaptation, and equitable value chain governance across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Over the last 10 years, Tetra Tech has implemented more than 30 agriculture and economic growth programs funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), worth more than $415 million.

Tetra Tech understands each facility we work on is unique and we are prepared to face each challenge. To create short- and long-term value, we use a holistic approach, considering all facets of the operation, the value of the end-product, and trends in the waste management industry.

Our clients come to Tetra Tech seeking innovative solutions to a variety of solid-waste-facility-related issues. With combined experience on more than 225 recycling, material recovery, co-composting, transfer, and maintenance projects, we can work to solve nearly any processing facility-related concern. Our solutions merge the insight gained from national and international projects with detailed local knowledge.

Facility Planning

  • Site review and selection
  • Concept site layout and operations plans
  • Concept building and equipment layout and operations plans
  • Financial and operational analyses


  • Site plan approval process
  • Solid waste facility permit applications
  • Preparation of environmental and health impact studies
  • Air quality control system design and permit applications (new applications, modifications, and renewals)
  • Solid waste management plan development


  • Preliminary design, design development, and construction
  • Document preparation (plans and specifications)
  • Construction cost estimates
  • Project scheduling


  • Preparation of bid documents
  • Bid solicitation
  • Bid evaluation

Construction Services

  • Quality assurance and quality control
  • Field services
  • As-built and certification package preparation

Existing Facility Review

  • Operational review and improvements
  • Organizational and business, and process review
  • Condition assessment and asset management
  • Operations RFP preparation

Contact Our Solid Waste Team