Asbestos is a mineral that has been used for many years in both commercial building construction and insulation due to its fire-resistant properties. It was once hailed as the “miracle mineral” but, because of potential health risks, it is now banned in most countries. Friable asbestos can be crumbled with your hands while non-friable asbestos cannot be crushed by hand. If you are unsure if there...
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Pressure-Treated Wood: Recyclable or Not?
Pressure-treated wood has been a staple of construction and demolition since the 1950s. It is used for decking, fencing, framing…you name it. Pressure-treated wood can be recycled but only in certain circumstances. This blog post will talk about pressure-treated wood and whether or not it is recyclable.
C&D Waste Recycling: A Resource for Solutions
A construction site can generate construction and demolition (C&D) waste at a rate of 20 to 30 tons per hour. C&D waste is usually generated when buildings are demolished, remodeled or constructed. C&D recyclers have come up with creative ways to collect this material for recycling which has led to the creation of more jobs in the industry and less C&D waste going into landfills.
Hazardous Waste Disposal – Where Does It Go and Who Handles It?
‘Hazardous waste’ calls to mind glowing tubs of nuclear or biological residues. But in fact, every household and most businesses will generate some hazardous waste. This could be used lightbulbs or old batteries, residues from auto engine maintenance — or large quantities of sludges left over from complex chemical manufacturing, and everything in between. It all needs to be disposed of...