Mohawk Landfill Scalehouse Replacement


Mohawk Landfill Scalehouse Replacement


20 Morrison Road, Brantford, Ontario


New Build; Scalehouse Complete with New Scales

Date Completed



City of Brantford


J.L Richards and Associates

The City of Brantford contracted Ritestart to complete the construction of a new scalehouse and two weigh-scales at the Mohawk Street Landfill site (20 Morrison Road). 

The work consisted of decommissioning and demolishing the existing scalehouse, and existing inbound and outbound weigh scales; construction of a new scalehouse; installation of new inbound and outbound scales including construction of the associated foundation; and reworking of the existing grades, services and entrance to the landfill from Morrison Road.  The work was completed in four stages to ensure that the existing scalehouse and scales continue to provide uninterrupted service until the infrastructure was fully operational.  It also included a provision for the installation of temporary scales in the event of failure of an existing scale. 

A unique feature on this project was the use of Helical Piles. Helical Piles were used as a more efficient means of reaching the deep foundation needed for support. Traditionally we would use something like H-Piles, which require a lot more time and effort to drive into the ground. The use of helical piles allowed us to optimize value on this project, and is an example of design/value-add services that we are able to provide. J.L. Richards and Associates acted as the consultant on this project.