Our LEED Recycling Goal
One of the LEED Certification goals is to divert construction, demolition, and packaging debris from landfill disposal. Our personal demolition goal is to recycle 95% of all materials. We started off our project with the Site Foreman telling all of our subcontractors that we don’t use the word “dump”. All of the existing materials in the space that is removed will be recycled. At the time of demolition we pile up similar types of materials into large piles. All of the wood, cardboard, metal, plastics, low voltage wiring, sheetrock/gypsum, are stacked into individual piles. Each of these items are then put into the debris chute which leads down to a container. Each container is given a ticket number for tracking purposes. We ensure that no garbage like McDonald’s trash is mixed up with our demolition debris. The debris container is then taken to a recycling company which dumps out the contents of the container on a large warehouse floor. The contents are then sorted out again and weighed. A report will be issued with a detailed breakdown of how many tons of material were collected and a recycling rate will be determined. Once I have received my first Recycling Rate Report, I will post the results.