Materials For Recycling
A huge amount of construction and demolition materials are discarded at construction and renovation sites. The materials that can be beneficially recycled into new products are:
Concrete: Concrete can be recycled for use by numerous applications that presently use crushed stone. There are several facilities for the recycling of concrete.
Asphalt Pavement: It is being recycled in large quantities by crushing and subsequently recycling back into asphalt. This process is carried out either at site, or at an asphalt plant. Large savings in energy are being achieved by asphalt recycling.
Clean, Untreated Wood: This category of wood can be re-milled, chipped, or ground to produce engineered boards and boiler fuel. Wood that is contaminated with wood preservatives or lead-based paint should be managed according to the required regulations.
Metals: Numerous metals of different types including copper, steel, and aluminum are found at sites and can be recycled. Recyclers that use these materials are easily accessible.
Gypsum: It can be removed in drywall and recycled for use at numerous places, like new drywall construction, the manufacture of cement, and for agricultural purposes. Drywall that is contaminated with lead-based paint should be cleaned before recycling.