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Best Practices for Recycling Construction Debris

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

Here are some best practices for recycling construction materials:

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  1. Sort and separate materials: Properly sort and separate materials such as wood, concrete, metal, and plastics to ensure they are processed and recycled correctly.

  2. Reuse on site: Consider reusing materials on site instead of sending them to a landfill. For example, using salvaged wood for flooring or retaining walls.

  3. Choose recycled materials: Specify recycled materials in construction projects and use products made from recycled materials whenever possible.

  4. Partner with recycling companies: Partner with local recycling companies to ensure the proper disposal and recycling of waste materials.

  5. Proper storage and transportation: Store and transport materials in a manner that prevents contamination and damage.

  6. Educate employees and contractors: Educate employees and contractors on the importance of recycling and the proper methods for sorting and storing materials.

  7. Keep track of waste and recycling: Keep track of the waste generated during a construction project and ensure that it is properly disposed of and recycled.


By implementing these best practices, construction companies can reduce their environmental impact and promote sustainability.

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