Sometimes, the old must make way for the new.
Residential Complete Clean Ups & Demolition
You’ve bought a nice property that offers stunning view. It’s not perfect but it has potential and it may take some work done to achieve your vision for it. Most probably, it has an old structure erected on it. In some cases, it is more convenient to demolish a standing structure rather than keep and remodel it. But what will you do to the construction and demolition materials that are left behind?
The conventional approach would be to opt for cleanupservices and dumpster rental, put all the debris in one place, and then hire another professional specializing in hauling these materials away. The alternative, however, is to have these materials recycled.
Recycling helps reduce the need for new landfills as well as the associated costs related to maintaining these. Furthermore, recycling helps reduce greenhouse emissions by lowering the need to harness building materials and ship these to various locations. Aside from these, recycling helps generate jobs and even saves you money by reducing the costs involved in conventional junk removal.
But which construction and demolition materials can be recycled?
Asphalt pavings can be recycled into new asphalt while land clearing residuals like vegetation can be used in making mulch and compost. Timber, on the other hand, can be repurposed into floorings and furniture, used as fuel, or converted into mulch. Metals like aluminum, steel and copper can be recycled into new metal products. Concrete can be processed and used as road base, filling material and for drainages. Bricks can also be used the same way as concrete and even for the restoration of historical structures.
If you want to help save the environment by having the construction and demolition materials on your property recycled, here are a few of the steps you need to undertake. First, make sure that your contractor fully understands your recycling goals and that such an agreement is detailed in the contract. Here, it is worthwhile to make the arrangements to ensure that materials are deconstructed so that the optimal amount of materials can be recovered. Next, you need to develop a recycling plan outlining your goals, the materials to recover, and the tasks of everyone involved.
Here at RJR Recycling, we accept steel, tin, cast iron, aluminum, brass, copper, lead, stainless steel for metal recycling. For large quantities of metal, we can provide roll off containers.
Contact us now to learn more.