What Happens To Building Rubble If Its Not Recycled?

Today, people are more conscious of the environmental impact that our waste has on the environment as the times are changing. The building rubble we remove with skips must go somewhere when a structure is destroyed. This often means that landfills are overloaded with materials that won’t dissolve. Each year, we extract more than 7 billion tonnes from the earth to make concrete. This is a wasteful practice that drains the earth’s resources. It also contributes to air and water pollution by removing raw minerals. Recycling rubble can have a positive impact on natural resources. So why don’t we do it more often?

What happens to excess building rubble?

75% of construction waste, including concrete, timber, bricks, is sent directly to landfills. Transporting clean rubble to landfills can be expensive. Landfills can pollute soil and water, attract rodents and pests, and emit a foul odor. A landfill located near your property could reduce the land’s value and pose health risks for residents.

Some building materials cannot be recycled. Contaminated or hazardous waste products must be properly disposed of. This includes asbestos, electronic waste, and medical waste. A special vehicle and transport certificate are required to transport hazardous waste. Penalties and fines may be imposed for illegally dumping industrial waste in natural drainage, water, or other land areas not legally designated as waste depots.

What happens when building rubble is recycled?

Professional construction site recycling management can help reduce the amount non-biodegradable and debris that is sent to landfills. You can reuse recycled rubble made from materials like masonry, concrete and rock as well as tiles, stones and terrazzo in foundations and road bases. Recycling building materials can be a cost-effective option and it will give you a sense of accomplishment. You can not only recycle during demolition, but you can also buy, trade, and sell items that are of value before this stage.

Although not all building rubble is recyclable, it is possible to recycle a lot of it. You won’t be disappointed if you choose to recycle products like sand, remanufactured gravels and road base.

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