News and trends about dumpster rental, PODS like storage container, and construction waste recycling around Appleton, Green Bay, and Oshkosh Wisconsin.
As you know, protecting our environment is a social responsibility that we all share. In last month’s blog post, we talked about some waste statistics, and offered up a few ideas on how we can work together to reduce, reuse, and recycle construction and demolition (C&D) materials to support this initiative. This month, we’d like to highlight a few outstanding local recyclers that we partner with to help save energy, natural resources, and landfill space. Not only that, but they help make Northeast Wisconsin a great place to live and work!
Badger Materials Recycling provides homeowners, contractors, and waste haulers with residential asphalt shingle recycling services in Appleton, Delafield, and Arlington, Wisconsin.
For every ton of shingles recycled, one 55-gallon barrel of oil is conserved and one cubic yard of landfill airspace is saved. With the price of oil these days, as well as our diminishing landfill capacities, you can see how important Badger Materials Recycling’s job is!
Landfill Reduction & Recycling is a C&D recycling facility that accepts both mixed and sorted loads of C&D materials from private parties, residential and commercial contractors, demolition companies, and waste haulers. The processing facility is located in Appleton, Wisconsin. For convenience, they also offer third party drop off locations in Green Bay, Oshkosh, Door County, and Madison, Wisconsin areas.
Landfill Reduction & Recycling processes about 300-400 tons of C&D materials per day, or the equivalent of about 100 dumpsters per day! With a successful recycling rate of about 74%, you can imagine this is no small task! To keep up with this demand, they employ about 50 associates, on top of the additional jobs created through third parties… Which means their recycling efforts are good for the local environment AND the local economy, as well!
After sorting the C&D materials, Landfill Reduction & Recycling processes certain commodities, including ground gypsum (or recycled drywall,) ground wood/landscaping mulch/boiler fuel, and aggregates/clean fill… So not only are they keeping these quality raw materials out of the local landfills; they’re also helping to repurpose them within the communities from which they came. For more information on their recycling efforts, check out their YouTube video.
Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste operates the Tri-County Regional Landfill and the Tri-County Recycling Facility. The Tri-County Regional Landfill currently manages over 500,000 tons of solid waste each year. The Tri-County Recycling Facility is one of the largest publicly-owned, publicly-operated, single stream recycling facilities in the United States which provides recycling services to nearly 16% of the state’s population! The recycling facility processed over 82,000 tons of household recyclables in 2013 alone, with projections reaching beyond 95,000 tons by the end of 2014! The recyclables are separated and compressed into bales, and then delivered to local companies and manufacturers to be turned into new products.
To further their positive impact on the environment, Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste is currently working on a project to divert and recycle asphalt shingles. The shingles will help supply a local business with quality raw materials and keep more material out of the landfill. For more information on their recycling efforts, check out their YouTube video.