Recycling at its best: Nothing goes to waste at Rock Creek Campus
As of today, Fortis has either reused or recycled more than 96 percent of the debris, thus keeping it out of the landfill. So far, more than 1,200 tons of material has been removed and another 1,200 tons reused or recycled. Most of the material was concrete, brick or asphalt. There were smaller amounts of aluminum, cardboard, gypsum, mixed metal, paper and wood.
On site, construction crews grind up existing concrete, brick and asphault to reuse as fill material for the new building and plaza, while materials such as wood, mixed metals and carpeting are taken to reclamation sites for recycling.
Only 1.66 percent of the construction material was considered garbage. Hard hats off to Fortis Construction!