Benefits of Commercial Waste Management
Updated: Aug 16, 2019
Construction and demolition waste make up a significant part of the waste stream in the United States. According to the EPA, 548 million tons of construction and demolition debris were generated in the United States in 2015—more than twice the amount of generated municipal solid waste. These materials come from demolition projects, renovations, deconstruction projects, and new construction projects. Having waste management procedures in place can help reduce the amount of waste created and is also beneficial to your business, the economy, and of course the environment.
Instead of purchasing new materials, reuse scrap pieces from previous projects where possible. This not only lowers the cost of purchasing new items but also reduces transportation costs along with shipping and handling fees. Scrap materials that cannot be used can be sold creating another source of income for your company. In addition, recycling creates more job opportunities in the community and in turn boost the local economy. By implementing the ideal of reduce, reuse, recycle you create a business model that makes your company more marketable resulting in greater income potential.
Recycling no doubt has a positive impact on the environment. By reducing waste and the use of natural resources, companies can decrease their carbon footprint. The environmental cost of producing new materials include emission of greenhouse gases, pollutants that are released into the ground and water systems, and we cannot forget the energy used to process the resources. Although recycling metal and other scraps still uses energy and natural resources it is on a smaller scale resulting in less environmental damage.
What materials can be recovered:
Wood, brick, concrete Plastics Gypsum Wallboard Steel and other metals Glass Asphalt Paving Shingles Trees, stumps, and rocks Doors, windows, plumbing fixtures, and other architectural materials
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