Although both the MMF and OPF will manage waste at the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre, they will be operated separately as organics processing involves specialized equipment. The MMF is quite simply a building for temporary storage and consolidation of garbage and recycling.
- The MMF will be a design-bid-build (DBB), that is, the County will retain an engineering firm to develop a detailed design and specifications for a tender process. A contractor will be selected and retained to construct the facility, which the County will own and operate/maintain following commissioning.
- The OPF will be delivered via a design-build-operate (DBO) model; the County would own the facility but contract a single entity to design, construct, and operate/maintain it.