In 1998, after the government officially closed the landfill, the first challenge was to contain the waste. The slopes and walls of the mountain were stabilized and reinforced using salvaged concrete debris from construction projects. Then the landfill was capped and covered, which allows Ayalon Biogas to collect methane produced by the still rotting garbage, which is used to power a textile factory.
via Tel Aviv’s Hiriya “trash mountain” transformed into Israel’s “Central Park” : TreeHugger.
This is reuse perfection in my book. Construction cast-offs in a unique functional design, synergistically paired in utter cuteness!
The architects (Haugen/Zohar Architects), faced with an extremely limited budget, found an inexpensive building material at a nearby construction site. The small wooden pieces, stacked in 80 circles, let a warm glow through when a fire is lit at night. A sliding door is fitted to secure the inside of the little hut when it’s not in use.
via Cozy Outdoor Fireplace Hut is a Warm Glowing Play Place | Designs & Ideas on Dornob.
A new bill introduced into City Council would require contractors to recycle a substantial portion of waste and debris at construction and demolition sites in Philadelphia. The bill, which was introduced by Councilman Bobby Henon and co-sponsored by at-large Council members Jim Kenney and Blondell Reynolds-Brown, would amend the “Refuse and Littering” section of the Philadelphia Code.
The bill is expected to evolve, but an early draft defines Construction and Demolition Debris as “Materials resulting from the construction, remodeling, repair and demolition of utilities, structures, buildings, and roads …” It includes items like bricks, wood, glass, shingles, and other “non-putrescible,” non-hazardous materials.
In its current form, the bill would require contractors to recycle 35 percent of all debris—by weight—during the first year after the requirement takes effect, on July 1, 2013. After July 1, 2014, contractors would be required to recycle at least 60 percent of debris.
See the rest of the article via PlanPhilly | Bill would require construction and demolition crews to recycle waste.