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Contruction & Demo Recycling

Contruction and Demolition Recycling
Contruction and Demolition Recycling
Contruction and Demolition Recycling

Construction and demolition (C&D) wastes are the debris generated during construction, renovation, and demolition projects. These include a variety of materials such as: wood, scrap metal, tile, concrete, brick, asphalt, carpet, vinyl, laminate, sheetrock, ceiling tiles, air filters, wiring, yard waste, soil, glass, roofing materials, and insulation. Most of these products are not harmful to the environment in their original state, but once adhesives, laminates, fasteners, paints, caulk, and other hazardous chemicals are applied, these same materials can leach hazardous waste from a landfill, potentially contaminating nearby soil and water sources.

Reducing C&D debris conserves landfill space, reduces the environmental impact of manufacturing new materials, and can decrease overall building project expenses through purchase/disposal cost avoidance. Recycling construction wastes reduces disposal and landfill costs and can generate income.

The demolition debris/wood recovery operation has been designed and is operated as a facility that accepts and processes construction and demolition wastes from the construction industry.  This operation is fully permitted through RIDEM.  This operation involves an integrated mechanical process by which individual components of the C&D wastes (i.e., wood, rock, metals, loam, etc.) are individually separated and reclaimed.