According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), construction waste has a significant and meaningful impact on the environment because of the chemicals and vehicle emissions regularly found at construction sites across the U.S. In fact, the EPA suggests that the US construction industry creates more than 25% of all non-industrial waste generation (approximately 160 million tons) each year.
At Ladson Wood Recycling, we work diligently to reduce the environmental impact of our construction and demolition services by providing construction waste recycling on every job we attend to. Here are a few quick facts about how construction waste recycling can have a positive impact:
- Construction waste recycling leads to a decrease in the consumption of the earth’s natural resources.
- Landfills can be kept clear of harmful materials, thereby helping to keep local water sources cleaner.
- Construction waste recycling may be cheaper than traditional waste removal methods.
- Green building projects benefit from having a reliable construction waste recycling method.
- Some surprising items can be recycled from construction sites, like concrete, asphalt, and common metals like steel and aluminum.
At Ladson Wood Recycling, we believe that protecting the environment is a crucial step, and it takes all of us chipping in to get the best results over the long term. If you would like to take active steps to reduce your environmental impact before, during, and after a construction project, contact us at Ladson Wood Recycling to learn more about our services. We are equipped to help you achieve your goals with the environment in mind.