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Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling
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Written by Dale Vanderwerff   
Friday, 30 April 2010 14:50

We have all seen them: large mounds, almost mountain like for a Midwesterner.  They are landfill sites, often covered with seagulls.  Bulldozers move back and forth ad nauseam, seemingly busy with some important task. Such landfills appear far too often in our urban landscape and have become a fixture in the modern American mind.

The 2003 EPA estimate of solid waste generated in the construction and demolition industry is 170 million tons. This is huge! Of this waste, 39% comes from residential construction and 61% from non-residential construction.  With the environment at a tipping point, this is a problem that needs to be faced.

 
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