Leaders from the construction and design industry got a first-hand look at how construction and demolition (C&D) debris can be reused when processed at the Allied Waste new C&D recycling facility. The state-of-the-art facility boasts a recovery rate of 90 percent of recyclable material such as concrete, brick and wood.
“It was very heartening to learn that Allied is constantly in research and development of new ways of increasing their recycling abilities. Allied Waste has an incredible vision for the future, “said Greg Grunloh Associate Architect, Holabird & Root.
More than100 people attended an open house on April 23, allowing Allied’s C&D sales team an opportunity to provide guided tours of the facility, in addition to showcasing the modern equipment and Allied’s ability to cultivate reliable end markets for all recyclable materials.
“The open house event allowed industry leaders an inside look at the facility and the recycling technologies we use to provide clean and environmentally sound separation of C&D waste,” said Bob Kalebich, Allied Waste General Manager.
Covering over 90,000 sq. ft, the construction and demolition recycling plant plays an important role in managing Chicago’s C&D debris, serving as the link between collection and recovery of materials. The facility can accept up to 1,500 tons of C&D debris daily.
“Contractors using our facility can save money on pickup and hauling costs, eliminate multiple dumpster rentals, and qualify for LEED certification,” said Bob Schwichtenberg, C&D Sales Group Manager, Allied Waste Services.
The construction and demolition recycling facility is owned and operated by Allied Waste Services and located on Chicago’s West Side. For more information please visit www.AlliedWasteChicago.com or call 708-562-8630.
About Allied Waste Services
Allied Waste Services is a leading waste services company, provides collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial and industrial customers in the United States. The Company operates 162 transfer stations, 169 active landfills and 57 recycling facilities in 37 states and Puerto Rico. Allied Waste is the largest waste operator in the Chicago metropolitan area, servicing 1.2 million residential customers over 70 municipalities.