CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL RECYCLING FAQ
Construction & Demolition Material Recycling FAQ
Construction project managers must ensure their site meets the local recycling requirements. If you have any questions regarding C&D materials, JJD Recycling LLC in Philadelphia highlights 10 common construction material recycling FAQ. This guideline will answer questions regarding what materials fall under the C&D category, economic & environmental benefits, cost associations and more.
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What does C&D mean?
Construction and demolition.
What are the most common C&D materials?
How can I safely recycle materials from my construction job site?
All materials above should be transported from your job site(s) to a local construction recycling facility for safe and proper disposal.
Can I haul my own waste to your construction recycling facility?
Yes, you must drop off your own material. Please call the construction material recycling center of your choice in advance for rules, regulations and operating hours.
What is the difference between recycling & deconstruction?
When you recycle C&D material you drop them off at a facility to be properly sorted then resold or reused. Deconstruction is when a project manager will repurpose materials currently on the job site.
For example, you can use clean fill dirt to fill holes or build up ground elevation.
What are the environmental benefits of recycling C&D materials?
Landfill waste reduction, energy savings, lower carbon footprint, greenhouse gas reduction and saves natural resources.
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What are the economic benefits of recycling C&D materials?
Energy & cost savings, competitive edge, job creation and local partnerships which boost the local economy.
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How can I safely get rid of hazardous waste?
Batteries, fluorescent bulbs, paints, pesticides, oil, gasoline and propane are all considered hazardous waste and must be discarded properly. While most construction material recycling facilities do not accept these items, you can find local disposal centers near you.
What do I do if my subcontractor doesn’t recycle?
A recycling plan should be made clear from the very beginning. If your subcontractor does not want to comply you can either assume all C&D recycling responsibilities or find another subcontractor.
How can I lessen the amount of construction waste on my job site?
Reduce waste on your construction site by storing material properly, purchasing only what you need and ordering from brands with minimal packaging.
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Can I put construction waste on the curbside?
No. Due to the size, bulk and weight construction material must be properly discarded at a local recycling facility.
Can I donate old cabinets, sinks and other fixtures?
Please do! This is also a recycling technique we recommend if the fixtures are in good shape. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are located nationwide and proceeds to go Habitat for Humanity projects.
How can I ensure a smooth drop off process?
When bringing C&D materials to JJD Recycling LLC for recycling we ask that your materials are cleaned and sorted beforehand. Avoid mixing dirt, concrete, asphalt and other materials in the same load.
Can I drop off my materials in a dumpster?
Yes, we accept loads on either a dumpster or directly from your truck. We just ask that all materials are separated beforehand to speed up the process.
Why is C&D recycling so important?
C&D waste accounts for almost 30% of all materials that go into landfills. By properly recycling, you are saving natural resources, reducing waste and freeing up space in landfills.
Can I hire a hauling & debris box company?
Yes, you can, just be sure to inquire about their recycling practices to ensure your waste is getting disposed of properly.
How can I find out state and local requirements for recycling C&D materials?
Every state and local municipality have their own requirements for how to properly dispose of construction and demolition materials. Visit this website to see Pennsylvania’s requirements.
What are common ways asphalt & concrete are recycled?
Asphalt, concrete and rubble will be turned into aggregate or new asphalt and concrete products.
How can wood be recycled?
Wood will be transformed into new products like furniture or broken down into mulch or compost.
Do you accept appliances and other such items?
No. We do not accept appliances, lighting, ceiling fans, tools or plumbing items. JJD Recycling LLC is a Philadelphia construction recycling facility with disposal services available for concrete, asphalt, clean fill and stripped topsoil only.
JJD Recycling LLC accepts concrete, asphalt, clean fill and topsoil at our construction material disposal center in Philadelphia, PA. Drop off your excess C&D materials at our facility to be properly processed, crushed and recycled for future use. For any questions not highlighted above, call our office at 267-687-2463.