Austin Demolition: Why it Matters What Your Demolition Contractor Does With Your Waste?

Posted: April 15, 2014 in Austin Demolition Services
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Did you know that an estimated 44,000 buildings and 270,000 homes are demolished every year? This produces about 80 million tons of waste annually!

And that’s not even counting all the waste selective residential demolition jobs create. From demolishing walls to pulling up tile to ripping out fixtures, these jobs can also produce quite a bit of waste.

So what happens to all of it?

It’s completely up to the demolition contractor you hire. Here at Dirty Work, we make sure all of the waste from our demolition jobs gets recycled. Unfortunately, not all demolition contractors do this. In fact, only 30% of demolition waste gets recycled!

So how do you know if your demolition waste will get recycled?

Unfortunately, as we mentioned above, you can’t just assume your demolition contractor will recycle your waste. When you’re in the process of deciding which demolition contractor to hire, make sure to ask them about their process for dealing with your waste. Most companies will just haul it to a landfill, but some will recycle it. Some might even be able to donate the reusable waste such as cabinets, bathtubs, toilets, tiles, carpet, etc. to local charities like a Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

And as always, if you’re looking for an Austin demolition company that will recycle your waste, you can find Dirty Work on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.


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