Horn Rapids Landfill Scale House

The city of Richland has completed a 2,032-square-foot single-story office with office space, a customer service area, conference room, full kitchen and bathrooms.

The $1.07 million building serves residential and commercial visitors to the Horn Rapids Landfill. Construction was completed in November 2020. An average of 150 customers visit the scale house each day. The new facility speeds up transaction times.

It is part of a larger project to improve operations at the landfill, which included the closure of the original 23-acre landfill and preparations for a new 18-acre landfill pit.

The original scale house was built in 1976 as a maintenance building and was remodeled in the 1990s to accommodate office staff.

Booth & Sons Construction of Richland was the general contractor.

Marcus Valentine of Architects West, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, designed the project.

Jay Marlow, the city’s capital projects manager, oversaw the work.

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