Demolition waste is the mixture of waste materials that are the result of knocking down structures like houses, bridges, walls, and more. It varies depending on what you are demolishing but usually has some mixture of an aggregate like concrete or bricks combined with other materials like plastics, wood, and metal. Also known as C&D (Construction and Demolition) waste, these materials can be broken down and recycled for other purposes or to increase the amount of material you can fit into a skip or dump truck.
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What type of equipment is used to process demolition waste?
Demolition waste usually goes through 2 stages of processing; 1. Breaking and size reduction, 2. Sorting. Things like hydraulic breakers, crushers and shredders are used to break the material down from large chunks into a more useful size. Screeners, magnets and separators and then used to remove larger pieces, metal, or plastics.
How do you get rid of demolition waste?
Normally demolition waste is piled into a dump truck or skid and brought to a dump site. However, with the right equipment it can be recycled on or off site to be re-used on projects as fill material, road base, and more.
Why should you recycle demolition waste?
Recycling demolition waste can make or save you a lot of money. If you are paying to dump material with fuel, driver costs, and dump fees plus paying for material on your jobs it could be substantially cheaper to recycle your waste on site. You could also break down and process your waste to sell to other contractors — creating a new revenue stream for your business.