The City of Elk Grove’s Special Waste Collection Center (Center) opened in April 2014 with a commitment to a cleaner and greener community. The Center, which features AEP Span’s architectural metal panels, has earned LEED Gold Certification and, to-date, has accepted nearly 300,000 pounds (130 tons) of recyclable materials diverted from local landfills.

“With the Elk Grove Special Waste Collection Center project, we wanted to express and celebrate the industrial chic nature of dealing with hazardous waste products at the same time creating a safe, warm and comfortable environment for the Center Staff,” said Eric Glass, AIA, LEED AP, and Principal of Santa Rosa-based firm Glass Architects. “The project is designed to take a heavily abused, neglected, and contaminated site and revitalize it, turning it into a protected habitat.”

“Metal siding and roofing products were a natural choice for this project,” stated Glass. “The inherent durability and recycled content material speaks to the overall mission of this facility. The horizontal and vertical fluted siding creates a strong form and texture, enhancing the building’s character.”

The Elk Grove Special Waste Collection Center project features AEP Span’s 24 ga Reverse Box Rib in ZACtique II on the lower section of the wall application, 24 ga HR-36 in Metallic Silver in the upper wall and canopy application, 24 ga Prestige Series in Metallic Silver in a soffit application, 16-inch 24ga SpanSeam in Hemlock Green in a roof application, and 24 ga Curved Select Seam in Hemlock Green for the curved canopy application.

The $4.6 million Center is the first, and only, facility of its kind in the nation powered by solar energy. Since its grand opening in April 2014, the Center has been used by over 8,000 customers to dispose of paint, cleaning supplies, electronics and other household recyclables. The Center has also received nearly 1,000 residents visit the reuse room which offers at no cost a wide variety of new or partially used products which was collected through the Center.

Project Details

Project: Elk Grove Special Waste Collection Center

Architect: Glass Architects, Santa Rosa, Calif.

General Contractor: Bobo Construction Inc., Elk Grove, Calif.

Installer: MCM Roofing, McClellan, Calif.

Manufacturer of Architectural Metal Panels: AEP Span, Tacoma, Wash.