Brooklyn Dump For Demolition Debris
Atlas Roll-Off's disposal facility in Brooklyn is a great place for contractors and construction workers to come to and dispose of any demolition debris they may have. A lot of waste can build up during a construction project, especially if parts of a home or building need to be demolished in order to put up a new structure. That is why it is imperative to have a place to bring that debris down to. Our Brooklyn location has been helping New Yorkers dispose of their unwanted waste for years. If you are in need of our services, please call us today at 718-345-6451. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have about returning your debris.
What Is Demolition Waste?
In short, demolition waste is simply waste debris from the destruction of buildings, roads, bridges or any other structures. This debris will vary in it composition, but some of the regular components that make up this type of debris are:
- Asphalt Shingles
- Brick and Clay Tile
- Wood Products
Those are the most popular elements of demolition debris, broken down by weight, that are brought to disposal facilities around the country. Many of those materials have the potential to be recycled, which makes it all the more important to bring it down to a facility like ours.
It is important to check for contamination from lead, asbestos and a few other different hazardous materials before extracting debris from demolition sites. Any hazardous must be disposed of separately. This is a federal regulation, as they cannot be mixed in the process due to the safety conditions involved. Debris can and should be sorted for recycling purposes. This sorting can occur here at our disposal facility, or done right at the demolition site. Once they are sorted and separated, they can be properly disposed.
How Debris Is Recycled
As previously mentioned, many types of debris can be recycled and reused. Concrete and brick is crushed into rubble upon being brought in for recycling. Once it is crushed and sorted, the rubble is screened and any contaminants are removed. Any remaining concrete and brick can then be used in concrete aggregate, fill, road base, riprap or a few other useful reasons.
Then we come to wood, which has a lot of options. It can be reused and replace the need for new lumber in construction projects. It can be re-purposed or recycled and used in projects such as coverings, mulches, pathways, composts and a variety of other reasons. Recycled wood can also be used as a bioenegery for feed-stock. Wood is a great material to be recycled.
Drywall is made mostly of a material called gypsum and can be de-papered and used in a few different processes, such as cement production, as a soil amendment, or simply recycled into new drywall. Having it recycled is great for the environment, because if placed in a landfill, it will release a toxic gas called hydrogen sulfide into the atmosphere. Asphalt can be recycled and used in paving projects and scrap metal is almost its own industry. If you have any debris that you would like to bring down and recycled or simply dispose of, please contact us today. We will provide you with all the information necessary.