Other Sources of Information

This directory is not meant to be a comprehensive list of recycling markets for construction wastes. Rather, it is designed to give a good idea of the types of opportunities available for reusing and recycling construction materials. More complete listings, in particular of single-material markets such as metals and asphalt concrete can be found in the Resourceful Waste Management business recycling guide available from metropolitan county solid waste offices (an updated version of this...

How to Use this Directory

The directory is organized into two major categories, each of which, has additional subcategories. The categories are 1. Multi-material haulers and processors Organizations that transport and or process more than one construction waste material for recycling. Haulers, transfer stations, and MRFs that accept mixed loads of construction wastes and sort out three or more materials for recycling and Haulers, transfer stations, MRFs, and landfills that recycle one or two types of construction...

Supplemental Worksheets For Use with the Recycling Economics Worksheet Residential Commercial Constr

WORKSHEET A TRANSPORTATION COSTS, SELF-SORTED MATERIALS (FOR LINE 9a) For each material, determine container capacity and the per load container,and hauling costs. Handling costs are not included because it is assumed materials have been sorted directly into containers. The cost of sorting is estimated in Worksheet B Wood Divide amount on line 2a_cy by container capacity (e.g., 20 or 30 cy), round off result and multiply by container hauling cost Cardboard Divide amount on line 2b_cy by...

Markets Directory

This listing of salvage and reuse organizations, waste haulers, transfer stations, materials recovery facilities (MRFs), and construction waste processors is intended to provide information about reuse and recycling options available for typical construction materials. The listings are limited to the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. Information was provided voluntarily by the organizations listed in February of 1993. The authors and sponsors of this guidebook do not guarantee its...

Ways to Reduce Prevent Waste Before and During Construction and Remodeling Projects

Reducing waste (preventing waste at its source) means not creating a waste in the first place, or creating less waste material, which reduces the need to recycle. Waste reduction not only saves money on disposal costs, but lessens the need for processing facilities, which consume energy and create their own waste by-products. From an economic standpoint, waste often indicates an inefficient use of materials. By preventing waste to the extent possible, you only pay for what you use. According to...

Conclusion

Construction professionals are increasingly aware of the rising cost of waste disposal. As they look for money-saving alternatives, waste management professionals are beginning to focus on construction and demolition wastes. Both groups recognize that these materials account for a large portion of the waste going to landfills and, more important, have a high potential for recycling and reuse. This guidebook is intended to help overcome some of the barriers to reducing and recycling construction...

Disclaimer

The worksheets, guides, and market listings in this guidebook are provided as a service to organizations seeking information about reducing and recycling construction and remodeling wastes. Companies have given information voluntarily and should be contacted personally about the services offered and the companies' compliance with waste management regulations. The appearance(of a company's name in this guidebook or its Markets Directory does not constitute endorsement by any of the authors or...

Introduction

Construction and demolition wastes comprise nearly a third of the solid waste generated in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A portion of these construction and demolition wastes come from construction and remodeling projects. According to Don Lewis of McGough Construction, a large construction project generates an average of three 20-cubic-yard (cy) dumpsters of waste per day. For example, during an eight-month remodeling project at Southdale Shopping Center in Edina, more than a thousand...

Step One Estimate Total Project Waste and Amounts of Recyclable Materials

1 Estimate the Total Project Waste in cubic yards ____cy Use information from previous projects, if comparable.) Determine what materials can be recycled and estimate the amount of each. If you are uncertain of these amounts, multiply line 1 and the percentages provided (based on a survey of construction projects in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area). RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL PROJECT ESTIMATE 2a Wood waste (dimensional lumber, broken crates, and pallets - no manufactured wood 2b...

Table Residential New Construction

To estimate percentages, we considered the total volume of wastes generated over the course of a typical project. Please see above for additional assumptions. Wood Drywall Corrugated Shingles Concrete Fiberboard Materials comprising 1 or less. Listed in approximate order of quantity, from more to less Carpet scrap, padding and baeking Sheathing Aluminum siding Dirt and rock from excavation Lunch garbage, including pop cans Materials comprising less than 1 but notable because they may be...

The Economics of Recycling Construction Waste

This section consists of the Recycling Economics Worksheet and two examples of how the worksheet has b en filled out for local projects. Building professionals, waste haulers, and anyone else interested are encouraged to make copies of the worksheet for use and distribution. The worksheet is designed so that builders and haulers can estimate the amounts of various waste types expected to result from a project, then plug in hauling and other costs for recycling. Two methods of recycling are...

Step Two Estimate the Cost Effectiveness of Recycling

There are two basic ways to recycle construction waste Method 1 Hire a recycling hauler, that is, a hauler who willcollect all waste, sort out at least three types of recyclable materials and transport them to appropriate buyers, and transport the remaining waste to a landfill. The recycling hauler receives the revenues for the recycled materials. If the recycling hauler takes materials to a materials recovery facility, make sure the facility will recycle at least three types of material and...

Step Three Estimate the Intangible Benefits of Recycling

Does your client respond to environmental concerns and values Will recycling improve your company's public image or improve relations with the community Will the implementation of a recycling program give you the edge over a competitor bidding at a similar price Does recycling contribute to your company by giving employees a sense of ' satisfaction Estimate the intangible benefits of recycling below 14b Value of recycling to your _ 15 Total intangible benefits Add lines 14a and . 16 . Insert...

Acknowledgements

Many people contributed to the Construction Materials Recycling Project. The project director gratefiilly acknowledges the contributions of the following people as well as other contributors not listed here. Greg Batch, 3M Facil. Eng. amp Real Es David Bergstrom, Eberhardt Commercial Real Estate David Boe, Waters amp Bonner, Inc. R. Bruce Cornwall, Bentz Thompson Rietow.lnc Tracy W. Donovan, Commonwealth Electric of MN Sunny Jo Emerson, Metropolitan Council Craig Gerkin, Materials Recovery Ltd....

Multimaterial haulers and processors

Organizations that transport and or process more than one construction waste material for recycling. Unless otherwise noted, organizations listed provide waste containers and do not accept deliveries. 1. Haulers, transfer stations, and MRFs that accept mixed loads of construction wastes and sort out three or more materials forrecycling Concrete, concrete block, and or asphalt Concrete, concrete block, and or asphalt Wood dimensional lumber and or pallets and crates. Wood dimensional lumber and...

Sample Bid Specification For Recycling On Construction Projects

The sample bid specification guide spec is designed to address the concern of builders that if recycling means incurring higher waste management costs, those who choose to recycle would be at a competitive disadvantage. The spec is setup so that the contractor makes a waste management plan and a cost estimate for recycling after being selected as the builder on a project. You are encouraged to photocopy the guide spec for use and distribution. Building owners and architects can use the guide...

Ways to Recycle Construction and Remodeling Wastes

Recycling means collecting waste and reprocessing it into raw materials for new products. Recycling not only saves landfill space and helps prevent the pollution associated with landfills, it saves money by avoiding rapidly -rising disposal fees. Many Minnesota builders already recycle some construction waste. Here is a list and some examples of reuse and recycling options currently practiced. 1. Sorting recyclable materials from other wastes on-site during the construction process....

Single Material Recyclers Organizations that transport andor process primarily one construction wast

Many of the single material recyclers require you to deliver materials to them. All reserve the right to refuse a load if it does not meet their specifications. Your best bet is to call ahead Accept drop-offs Monday - Saturday. Hauling service available. Outside Metro, minimum quantity 20 units. 2601 Broadway NE Minneapolis MN 55413 Hauling sen ice available appliances must be at ground level outside. Drop-offs accepted. Bloomington-Lakeville Appliance 18863 Cedar Ave S Lakeville MN 55044...