What Can Be Recycled After Demolition?

One of the biggest focuses of the demolition industry is recycling. We’re constantly looking for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of demolition and construction. Not only is this good for the environment, it’s also good from a financial perspective. By reusing and recycling construction materials, we can provide a more cost-effective option for new construction projects.recyclingWe can’t claim to recycle every piece of rubble from a job site, but we can, and do, recycle a lot of materials.Steel- Did you know that in any given year 2/3 of US steel production is from salvaged steel? Steel is one of the most recycled materials we work with. From I-beams to rebar, anytime we can find some steel, we separate it and send it away to be recycled and reused.Concrete- Since concrete is basically made from crushing rocks and adding water, we can just re-crush the concrete and then add water when the time is right. At DT, we’re proud to say that 100% of the concrete and asphalt we work with gets recycled. We think concrete recycling is so important, we actually have our own crusher at our yard.Doors and Fixtures- Before we bust out the big hammers and heavy equipment, we can do a sweep of the structure and remove things like doors, lighting fixtures, appliances, and bathroom fixtures. Items like this can easily be reused if they’re in good condition.Drywall- Much like concrete, drywall is made by pulverizing gypsum, adding the right amount of water, and letting it dry. If collected and separated properly, drywall can be crushed back into a powder form and used to make new drywall.There are plenty of other materials we recycle, and we’ll continue to find new ways to recycle more and more. DT Specialized, and the demolition industry as a whole, is committed to the highest standard of recycling and environmental responsibility.