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How To Recycle Your Construction and Demolition Debris

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

As a construction or demolition contractor, you know all too well the amount of waste that is generated during these types of projects. From old drywall and concrete to roofing materials and wood, there is often a lot of debris left over that needs to be disposed of. Fortunately, there are options for recycling these materials, which can not only help reduce waste but also save you money on disposal fees.


Here are some tips on how to recycle your construction and demolition debris:


  1. Identify the materials that can be recycled: Before you begin your project, research which materials can be recycled in your area. Common materials that can be recycled include concrete, asphalt, metal, cardboard, paper, and certain types of plastics.

  2. Set up a recycling station on your job site: To make it easier to recycle materials, set up a designated area on your job site for sorting and storing recyclable materials. This can include separate bins or containers for different types of materials.

  3. Work with a recycling company: Find a recycling company that accepts the types of materials you are looking to recycle. Some recycling companies specialize in construction and demolition waste, so be sure to research your options and choose a company that fits your needs.

  4. Properly prepare the materials for recycling: In order to ensure that the materials you recycle are accepted and processed correctly, they need to be properly prepared. This may include removing nails, screws, or other attachments, as well as separating different types of materials.

  5. Keep records: Keep track of the materials you recycle, as well as any associated costs or savings. This information can be useful for future projects and can help you identify areas where you can further reduce waste and save money.


Recycling your construction and demolition debris not only helps reduce waste but also contributes to a more sustainable future. By following these tips, you can ensure that your materials are recycled correctly and efficiently, while also benefiting your bottom line.


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