Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the construction trash that is created from a renovation or new construction project? Being that about a third of all waste created in the United States results from the construction industry, BuildSense finds it most appropriate to utilize a local sorting/recycling company to make sure our trash is dealt with in a sustainable fashion. Our waste removal trade partner takes our waste to a Construction & Demolition facility where all recyclables are sorted out and sent to the appropriate recycling facilities. Construction waste that is recyclable includes: clean wood, gypsum wallboard, cardboard, metals, shingles, and concrete. The remainder is landfilled.
Recently in Wake County, about 30% of all waste was categorized as "construction and demolition" waste and of that 30%, about 15% was recycled. In North Carolina in general, only about 10% of construction and demolition waste is currently recycled. The rates could be upwards of 90% per the composition of typical construction waste. The 'recycling report' from our current renovation project in Wake County states that about 80% of the waste was recycled and 20% was landfilled. Each builder and developer can help extend the life of current landfills and reduce the need to create new landfills by hiring a qualified Construction and Demolition waste removal company for every job.