Why Do Commercial Demo Recycling?

Why Do Commercial Demo Recycling?

In the Northern Virginia Area, many residents take pride in recycling used materials to make their environment a cleaner, more eco-friendly place. Many businesses can participate too, especially by recycling materials from commercial construction and demolition. To learn more about the construction and demolition recycling services that Demolition Services, Inc can offer your business, read more:

Facts about Construction and Demolition Recycling

In the state of Virginia, a shocking 30 percent of landfill waste is comprised of construction and demolition materials. According to research conducted by the state of Virginia, the construction of an average home in Va generates approximately 8.5 pounds of construction waste per square foot. For a 2,000 square foot house, that amounts to 17,000 pounds of waste. A commercial building of around 7,500 square feet can produce more than 110 tons of waste.

Benefits of Construction and Demolition Recycling

Recycling just 75 percent of the waste that results from the construction of a commercial building in DC metro area can reduce CO2 emissions by almost 21 metric tons. Thinking about it another way, that’s like taking four cars off of the road for a year– and that’s just one building. If every commercial construction or demolition site made recycling a priority, imagine the impact.

Recyclable Materials at a Construction or Demolition Site

Wood accounts for most of the construction waste generated from building a home. Demolition Services, Inc can recycle wood, waste papers, plastics, metals, concrete, and yard wastes. No matter the size or location, Demolition Services, Inc can haul materials to a place where they can be recycled, and even perform demolishing services if you need them.

Many businesses can participate too, especially by recycling materials from commercial construction and demolition. According to research conducted by the state of MD, the construction of an average home in Maryland generates approximately 8.5 pounds of construction waste per square foot. Imagine the impact if every commercial construction or demolition site made recycling a priority.