While we have made significant steps in recycling and becoming more of an energy and resource efficient plant, there is still plenty more we can do. As big brands start to look at how they can ship and transport goods using the fewest amount of human resources and materials as possible, it is important for us to remember to do our part as well.
At Horizon Disposal Services, the top choice for recycling bulk materials in South Jersey, we want all homeowners and business owners to do their part by being more cautious of what they are throwing away and what they are recycling. Here are three of the more common items all construction companies should be recycling:
Every year, there are roughly one million new homes built in the United States alone. The cost to build said homes are on average an estimated $100 billion. That number is then doubled when factoring the amount of money it costs to renovate and repair homes. With all of this money being spent in the construction industry, a vast majority of it goes toward the cost of wood or lumber. Just think how much wood could be recycled each year if we all came together and did our part.
Steel is used to build skyscrapers, high-rise apartments, office buildings and bridges all over the world. Because these jobs are so massive, it is easy for a company to order too much steel for the job they are currently constructing. In fact, the United States recycles over 50 million tons of scrap metal each year.
Used as the interior walls in homes and buildings, drywall helps keep homes warm from the cold weather during fall and winter. Drywall is one of the most wasted materials used during the construction of a building. Luckily, it can easily be used and recycled.