CONCRETE WASTE AND HOW TO RECYCLE IT

It’s that time of year when we’ve all had a great summer and we are settling into the idea of the renovation projects we’ve all been putting off.   Perhaps, it’s an old cracked driveway, or a house renovation or the garage extension.   Either way, you will have to deal with the excess concrete that needs to be recycled.   We at Green Solutions and More have the perfect size dumpsters for any project big or small and make sure that your waste concrete is recycled correctly, making the whole project helpful to the environment.

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The thought of trying to haul the load of heavy concrete in your pickup or trailer is a daunting one as well as back breaking work.   Listing it on CraigsList is a long shot.   It’s also an expensive option to take it to landfill these days.   Green Solutions and More have been recycling concrete for many years and are experts in advising you on the correct dumpster you will need for your renovation job.   We will deliver the dumpster on the set day, on time and pick up when you’re ready and done.   It’s as easy as that.  
Our facility accepts only uncontaminated concrete, which must be free of trash, wood, paper and other such materials.
Reusing concrete can be a good way to reduce construction costs while providing some benefits to the environment. Recycled concrete not only stays out of landfills, but it also replaces other materials such as gravel that must otherwise be mined and transported for use.
How Concrete Is Recycled

There are various options of crushing and sorting concrete, depending on the size and contamination.   Concrete is recycled by using industrial crushing equipment with jaws and large impactors. After the concrete is broken up, it is usually run through a secondary impactor and is then screened to remove dirt and particles and to separate the large and small aggregate. Additional specialized equipment, such as water flotation, separators, and magnets may also be used to remove contaminated or junk elements from the crushed concrete.   An alternative method is to pulverize the concrete, but this is not always the best option, making it harder to complete the separation process and leaves more contamination from smaller waste products.

Uses for Old Concrete

Recycled concrete can be used in many ways, such as gravel, paving materials, and aggregates.  The asphalt paving companies and construction companies may use recycled concrete in their road construction or building of houses and walkways.   Crushed concrete makes a good, inexpensive substitute for gravel surfaces.   Larger pieces of crushed concrete placed along vulnerable stream banks or gullies can help control erosion and natural sand loss.  Larger concrete blocks are now even being used for building new oceanic reef habitats: Large pieces of concrete carefully positioned offshore can form the foundation where coral reefs have died off and need to rebuild new reefs.

 

Whatever your need and whichever project you need advise on, just call the experts at Green Solutions and More to help you plan ahead so that you’re not stuck with a huge pile of concrete rubble.

Green Solutions and More Inc.
Call us at: 916 409-9700
We’re fast, reliable and always ready to assist.

greensolutionsandmore

2915 Lesvos Court 95648 Lincoln,
Phone: (916) 409-9700