Mention recycling to most people and they think about plastic bottles, cans, newspapers, plastic bags, and other consumer products. But a key recycling category is construction and demolition (C&D) materials. That’s right – much of the debris and waste materials left over after an old building is torn down or a house remodeled can be recycled.
In fact, studies have shown that if all the concrete and asphalt pavement generated annually in the United States were recycled the energy equivalent of one billion gallons of gasoline would be saved. A lot of these savings would come from the decreased consumption of natural resources needed to manufacture new construction materials such as shingles, bricks, siding, and glass.
And it’s not just energy savings that result from recycling construction materials – there’s all the materials being kept out of landfills. Also, recycling or reusing materials onsite can help reduce your waste material hauling and disposal costs.
At Mitrano Removal Service LLC we specialize in removing, transporting, and facilitating the proper and environmentally-friendly recycling of C&D materials such as old asphalt shingles and wood roofing shingles, bricks, cinder blocks, pipes, wiring, concrete and asphalt. Construction sites also frequently generate large amounts of cardboard waste from new appliances and other products that are delivered and installed onsite. We even haul away stumps from site preparation projects and have them processed into organic mulch material.
There’s no question that recycling is good for the environment and our communities. Now you know that recycling can go far beyond the usual “paper and plastic” and the glass and cans we’re all used to saving in blue bins. If you’re building or remodeling, chances are good there is a lot of C&D waste materials generated by your project that can be safely and efficiently recycled instead of carted off to a landfill.
To learn more about recycling your C&D materials, contact us today. We can help with providing containers, transportation, and processing of all your debris.