This transfer station will house one (1) 40 cu yd dumpster - the cleaners access the dumpster
via the sliding doors on the front side of the building, and the dumpster sits below grade.
The service truck accesses the dumpster from the garage door on the lower level.
This building has metal siding, a metal roof, cedar sliding doors on the front side and a metal
garage door on one end (lower level).
Whenever possible, we construct the manure transfer building so the dumpster
will sit below grade. This eliminates the need for ramping and makes it much
easier to unload the manure from wheelbarrows or dump carts as the stalls
The building pictured above is very economical to build and convenient to use.
And, because the dumpster is fully enclosed, there are no problems with
odors, flies, rodents, or with run-off.
Above is a simple manure bunker for interim storage. The bunker is close to
the barn aisle, making it easy to dump wheelbarrows and muck buckets.
The manure is then removed with a tractor and front-end loader and disposed
of, either by trucking off-site, or by adding to a "back 40" composting site.
If you have enough land to locate a composting facility on your farm, we can
build one for you. . .
Typically, this structure has a pavilion-style roof and at least three large
composting bins. These can be made from pressure treated wood, concrete
block or poured concrete walls.
Composting facilities should have a concrete floor, which will make it easier
to turn the compost with a tractor and bucket loader, or better yet, we can
build one with an aeration system that requires no turning.
Like the manure transfer building, unloading the manure and bedding is easier
if the composting bins are below grade, but it will work either way.
Here is an example of a simple composting facility that will work well for
a smaller horse property:
In addition to ending your manure problems, the composting facility will yield
a valuable product that will improve your paddocks and pastures. Compost has
nutrients, helps to aerate the soil and increases the topsoil in rocky areas.