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Dec 18, 2012

Recycling at its best: Nothing goes to waste at Rock Creek Campus

As part of the deconstruction of the east side of Building 7 at Rock Creek campus, Fortis Construction is recycling or reusing 96.35 percent of the material from the site - rather than hauling it as waste to a landfill.

As part of the deconstruction of the east side of Building 7, Fortis Construction is recycling or reusing 96.35 percent of the material from the site – rather than hauling it as waste to a landfill.

 

This photo, taken in September 2012, shows Fortis Construction separating different materials that came from the deconstruction of the east side of Building 7 at PCC’s 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!

Gina

Media Inquiries

Interested in learning more about this topic or including information from this post in a news article? Contact Gina Whitehill Baziuk, Public Involvement and Stakeholder Engagement Manager for the PCC Bond Program.

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