LeMay discontinues plastic film collection
LeMay no longer collects plastic film from the WARC recycle center or from businesses. Read this press release to learn more.
Reducing Construction and Demolition Debris
Construction and demolition (C&D) debris is waste generated from construction, remodeling, and demolition projects. C&D debris often consists of bulky materials, such as bricks, concrete, wood, asphalt, (from shingles and roads), glass, metal, plastic, plumbing fixtures and gypsum (the main material of drywall) and roofing. Waste from land-clearing activities is also a type of construction and demolition debris.
Not surprisingly, C&D debris represents a significant amount of the total solid waste produced in Thurston County. About 23% of the garbage brought to the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center at Hawks Prairie is construction and demolition debris.
Whether you're a commercial builder or simply remodeling your own home, "building green" and recycling used building materials can make a big difference for your budget and the environment.
Job Recycling is as Easy as 1-2-3!
Recycling Dumpster and Hauling Options
You can rent recycle bins to be dropped off at your jobsite from the list below. They are companies that will haul the recycling and waste you collect. You can ask for verification that it will be recycled.
The Thurston County Waste and Recovery center at Hawks Prairie on Hogum Bay Rd NE does NOT offer recycling options for C & D. Any waste taken there to be recycled will be processed as garbage. When you contact a hauler, describe exactly what materials you will have. Tell them you want the materials to be recycled. Verify that they will take them to a recycling location. For a full list of what is recyclable and where you can take them, go to www.WhereDoITakeMy.org.
You can ask for proof of recycling. Recycle centers can give your hauler a receipt. You can ask for a copy from your hauler to make sure your materials were recycled. If you are applying for third-party green certification of your project, this is suggested. Certain restrictions, requirements, and/or permits may be required for recycling.
These are just the vendors in our area that we are aware of. Hauling companies can contact us to be added to this list.
Reusing materials is even more cost effective and environmentally beneficial than recycling. Use reclaimed materials in your project. Donate, give away or sell materials you don’t need.
Self-Haul Recycling Locations
Visit our Where Do I Take My? database for a list of where to take construction and demolition debris. Be sure to call before taking any materials to the facilities, and describe exactly what you have. Certain restrictions or requirements may apply and some items require specific permits from various agencies. There is a charge to recycle certain commodities, but the cost is usually lower than trash disposal rates. You may even receive payment for certain items.
Call Loni Hanka at (360) 867-2282 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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