Reusable Materials on the Construction Site

Association of Construction & Development
October 9, 2013 — 1,859 views  

Are you one of those environment-conscious people who make it a point to reuse and recycle? Are you planning to build a house that is environment friendly? Or perhaps renovating your house? In case you are, did you know that there is a lot that you can recycle from your construction site? This way you will not only be able to save the environment but also some money. Want to know what these reusable materials are? Here is a look.

  • Wood

Wood is one of the most basic things that is used in large quantities during construction. But not every piece of wood gets used in the construction process, does it? So why not make the best use of the excess wood? Of course, you won’t be able to put into use those oddly shaped or small wood pieces, but you can certainly keep an eye out for chunks of wood on your construction site that are in usable sizes. They can be used to make small pet doors, frames and even stairs. A lot better than tossing those pieces into the dumpster, right?

  • Glass

Glass is another material that you can reuse. But you will have to be a little careful with this one. As glass is fragile, you can notify the workers on site beforehand to be a little careful while getting it off. If you manage to take out the glass from the windows properly, you can use it for variety of other purposes which will help you in cutting down on a lot of expenses too.

  • Drywall

One of the prime house renovation and interior construction materials, drywall can be reused in many ways. It is commonly used to cover holes. Also, drywall contains an ingredient called boron which serves very well as a plant nutrient.

  • Concrete

Recycling concrete helps in saving a lot of landfill space. Apart from that, you can also use it to add steadiness to your conduits and pipes.

  • Copper

Copper is one of the most sought after metals and you will find plenty of it at your construction site. An average home has around 400 pounds of copper wiring and piping. Did you know that you can get around $3 for every pound of copper that you take to your recycler? Not bad, right? You can easily cut down on some major expenses by recycling it. Copper does not lose its durability or strength even after recycling. This is what makes it a popular metal.

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