Aspen City Council has committed funding for a comprehensive waste management plan to provide incentives for recyclable and compostable materials to be diverted from the landfill.
She also told the council that unlike other communities that may benefit from a public-private warehouse that could give construction materials a new life, the local market is not in the mood for second-hand materials. “The concept of taking someone else’s used building materials and using it in a new construction project, the audience for that is limited,” Chapman said.
Source: Aspen City Council puts its money where its mouth is for waste diversion program | News | aspendailynews.com
Harvest Power CEO Christian Kasper says his New Westminster construction and demolition waste facility is operating at capacity. (Jared Thomas/CBC)
Waste from construction and demolition sites are piling up so quickly that recycling facilities say they’re having a tough time keeping up with demand.
“This [New Westminster] facility receives about 500 tones per day, that’s our maximum permitted capacity and that is what we are taking in right now.”
Source: Construction waste puts Metro Vancouver recycling facilities at capacity – British Columbia – CBC News
To many, Detroit is defined by decaying, derelict homes. The city aims to raze a majority of the over 70,000 forsaken properties. (Photo: Danielle Walquist Lynch/flickr)
Bloomberg also crunches numbers to share some staggering statistics: given that the average home and basement produces 400 tons of debris when razed, all of Detroit’s derelict properties combined would yield around 28 million tons of demolition waste. That’s enough to fill 280 of America’s largest aircraft carriers.
Spearheaded by the administration of newly instated Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, the pilot deconstruction program will take place in southwest Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood with several local deconstruction firms vying for the job. The winning bid will be announced early this summer.
via Detroit deconstruction projects prompt need for ‘reclamation hub’ | MNN – Mother Nature Network.
Photo by Staff File Photo/Times Free Press.
Using hydraulic compression, the Chattanooga company’s technology aims to take discarded demolition and construction material and turn it into interlocking building blocks.
“They stack up like Legos,” said David White, RamRock’s co-founder and CEO.
via Why your next home may be made from industrial waste | Business – Around the Region | Times Free Press.