How Waste from a Dumpster in Westford, MA is Recycled and Reused

Posted by Mitrano Removal on January 3, 2014

We’ve been providing trash removal in Westford, MA and many of its surrounding areas since 1992 so have seen our fair share of waste produced by construction and demolition projects. Not only do we pledge to give anyone looking for a dumpster in Westford, MA the ability to professionally and efficiently remove the large amounts of waste produced by construction or demolition projects, but we also guarantee that we’ll recycle as much debris as possible.

We are a family owned and operated business so treat our customers as family as well. We think of ourselves and those we work with as a community of responsible waste removal and recycling professionals so share as much information about the business as we can. This is why we’re taking this time to explain some of the ways that waste is recycled and what that waste sometimes ends up becoming.

We find it very interesting to know how the waste from construction or demolition projects is reused and know that you will as well. Surprisingly, a great deal of what ends up in your dumpster in Westford, MA can actually end up finding its way onto the highways and roads we all use every day! Interestingly enough, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation summarizes a bit about how the waste from construction or demolition projects is used.

From the Dumpster to the Highway

An image showing a highway.

For example, the compost we remove from consumers is recycled and reused as a loam amendment for the grassy areas of highways and rest stops on our Massachusetts highways. Blast furnace slag is used as an additive to cement concrete while reclaimed asphalt pavement is reused as aggregate for bituminous concrete and as mulch under guardrails! The heaps of plastic lumber products we remove are recycled as furnishings for the rest areas on our highways while the glass that gets recycled is used in a variety of ways. Recycled glass can be used as aggregate in bituminous concrete, borrow, sub base course, and even in those reflectorized pavement markings along the highway! Much of the plastic that ends up in your dumpster in Westford, MA may see itself used as spacer blocks in highway guardrail systems as well.

We, and our customers, can rest easy when it comes to trash removal in Westford, MA because we know that all the tons of waste produced by construction or demolition jobs does get properly recycled and professionally reused in a variety of beneficial ways.

If you’re interested in recycling or trash removal in Westford, MA, contact us at: (978)-425-6181.