recycling construction debrisEvery year, construction projects in the United States generate approximately 170 million tons of material waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Demolition waste makes up about 90 percent of total debris, and much of this waste is disposed of in landfills and by incineration. Both these methods harm the environment. Now, while we certainly can’t change the past, we can clean up the future – and you can help.

A major kitchen redo might generate more than 60 pounds of debris for each square foot, for a total of about 5 tons. A whole-house remodel could pile up a whopping 13 tons of waste. That’s a heap of trash headed to the landfill, along with a heap of environmental concerns. By salvaging, reusing and recycling existing materials and properly disposing of the rest, you can cut down on materials from demolition and construction projects harming the earth. Hardware, appliances, and fixtures can be recycled or reused for future projects or donated to those who need them. Brick and concrete can be recycled and used as fill or driveway bedding, and metals and wood are valuable commodities that can be recycled.

Here at Mitrano Removal Service, we’re ready and committed to help minimize the negative effects of demolition and construction debris. We put a lot of time and effort into staying current and in compliance with all federal and state DEP regulations and can provide a wide range of front-load and open-top containers to meet the specific needs of just about construction or demolition project – from a simple, residential room remodeling to larger, more complex commercial and industrial projects.

In addition to masonry and metal cans for construction recycling, we can provide convenient open-top containers in 10, 15, 30, and 40 cubic yard sizes that can handle everything from garage and basement clean-outs all the way up to large-scale industrial building debris removal jobs. Our smaller, front-load containers come in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 yard sizes and are ideal for professional buildings, commercial properties, and industrial facilities. They’re perfect for properties with limited available space – they can be delivered by our smallest truck and take up only one parking spot’s worth of real estate.

Ensuring that your waste material – whether it’s weekly trash from your business or demolition and construction debris from a one-time project – is properly handled will go a long way in helping secure a cleaner, brighter future for our planet. So while we may not be able to time-travel, we can help clean up the future.