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What Items Can You Recycle in a Demolition or Construction Project?

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

What items can you recycle in a demolition or construction project blog

This Saturday is known as Global Recycling Day. We love any excuse to discuss recycling and its endless benefits, here at BVR Dumpster Rentals. Specifically, we want to lay out the details of large scale recycling with a roll-off dumpster. Demolition and construction projects often generate significant amounts of waste. However, many of these materials can be recycled, which reduces the environmental impact of the project and can even save money. In honor of Global Recycling Day, we’re discussing the types of materials that can be recycled in a demolition or construction project and how BVR can help!

Advantages of Recycling in Demolition or Construction Projects:

Recycling in demolition or construction projects provides several benefits, including reduced waste disposal costs, reduced energy consumption, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and reduced reliance on virgin materials. Recycling materials also helps to conserve natural resources and improve environmental sustainability.

Concrete and Masonry:

Concrete and masonry waste can be recycled into aggregate for road construction or as a base material for new construction projects. This not only reduces waste but also conserves natural resources. Our waste experts at BVR can happily consult you and your project for the best approach to disposing of concrete and masonry.

wood and timber demolition or construction

Wood and Timber:

Wood and timber waste can be recycled into mulch or used for biomass energy production. Recycling wood and timber can help to reduce deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. The BVR Collection Center produces tons of mulch each year from recycled timber.

scrap metal demolition or construction


Metals such as steel, aluminum, and copper can be melted down and reused in new construction projects or for other purposes. Recycling metals not only conserves natural resources but also reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. We have an entire team at Premier Metal Buyers that will gladly assist you with excess metals. Contact them today!


Various types of plastic can be recycled and used in new products. Recycling plastic reduces waste and conserves natural resources. Again, we have a whole group of experts that can assist you in properly recycling large scale loads of plastics at your next construction or demolition project. Click HERE to see our safety flier for is and is not acceptable at the BVR Collection Center.

recycling demolition or construction materials

Methods of Recycling Demolition or Construction Waste:

There are several methods of recycling demolition or construction waste, including on-site recycling, off-site recycling, mixed recycling, and single-stream recycling. On-site recycling involves recycling materials on the job site itself, while off-site recycling involves transporting waste materials to a recycling facility. Mixed recycling involves combining different types of waste materials and recycling them together, while single-stream recycling involves collecting all recyclable materials in one container.

We’re best known for our roll-off dumpsters that we conveniently deliver to your jobsite. But we also have other options available, such as residential trash pick up and large scale metal buying. Contact one of our experts to learn more!

In conclusion, recycling in demolition or construction projects can help to reduce waste, conserve natural resources, and improve environmental sustainability. By recycling materials such as concrete, wood, metals, and plastic, we can reduce our environmental impact and build a more sustainable future. Help us honor Global Recycling Day by contacting one of our recycling specialists today for your next construction or demolition project.

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