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Recycling by the numbers
13,000 feet of framing lumber the average newly constructed home requires – that’s enough lumber to line 2.5 miles of road if laid end-to-end.
85 million tons of material recycled in the U.S. in 2010.
9,000 tons of waste the largest landfills in the U.S. receive on a daily basis.
25-30% tons of waste the largest landfills in the U.S. receive on a daily basis.
The benefits of construction site recycling
50% – recycling rate builders must achieve to receive awards from the LEED program.
1/2 – amount of U.S. steel produced in the last 50 years that has been recycled
1 ton of recycled stell conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone.
70% – amount that a steel mill can reduce water pollution, air pollution and mining waste by using recycled scraps
8,000 – pounds of waste created from the construction of an average 2,000 square foot home
Recyclable construction site materials
- clean wood
- plubming fixtures
- and more!
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