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Our LEED Recycling Goal

Demolition Chute
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.

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Comments

  • Scott Hintze

    August 18, 2008

    We are currently building a construction and debris recycling machine in El Paso Texas that will be able to handle this same situation but with ease and less expense. All you need to do is bring your containers to us with your construction debris, we do a visual inspection upon entering our site to ensure there are not large amounts of garbage(mcdonalds etc). Our machine sorts the material into gypsum, wood, metal, plastics etc and we send the contractor a report with the weight and type of recycled material. If the contractor does not want a report and just wants to dump their construction debris they get a better rate. Check out our website elpasorecycling.net

  • Scott Hintze

    August 18, 2008

    We are currently building a construction and debris recycling machine in El Paso Texas that will be able to handle this same situation but with ease and less expense. All you need to do is bring your containers to us with your construction debris, we do a visual inspection upon entering our site to ensure there are not large amounts of garbage(mcdonalds etc). Our machine sorts the material into gypsum, wood, metal, plastics etc and we send the contractor a report with the weight and type of recycled material. If the contractor does not want a report and just wants to dump their construction debris they get a better rate. Check out our website elpasorecycling.net

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