Did you know that a majority of the material that gets thrown away can be recycled? Let United Recycling & Container help! With our full-service roll-off container service and permitted recycling facility, we have a solution to fit nearly every need, and our services are always more cost effective than the city or county transfer station. Below are a few examples of the materials we accept and process for recycling at our Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS
Construction and demolition (C&D) debris is non-hazardous, uncontaminated material resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, or demolition of buildings, utilities, structures and roads. The C&D materials do not need to be sorted — we handle that! The mixed C&D materials we accept and process are listed below:
- Bricks, concrete and other masonry materials
- Soil (mixed with other construction and demolition debris)
- Wood, including non-hazardous painted and coated wood and wood products
- Plumbing fixtures
- Non-asbestos insulation
- Roofing shingles and other roof coverings
- Reclaimed asphalt pavement
- Plastics (non-food)
- Electrical wiring and components that do not contain hazardous substances
- Carpet pieces (mixed in with other construction and demolition debris)
- Metal materials incidental to any of the materials above
- The entire house or building that is demolished
There are several non-hazardous industrial materials that can be easily recycled. Each material may be recycled in a variety of diverse applications while still maintaining many of the same chemical and physical properties as the virgin materials they replace. For example, the use of coal fly ash can enhance the strength and durability of concrete. Putting these commodities into productive use saves resources and energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and contributes to a sustainable future. Some examples of the industrial materials we process are listed below:
- Coal ash
- Foundry sand
Wood is the only 100% renewable, recyclable, reusable and biodegradable resource. Properly deconstructed wood products can be remade into hundreds of other products, from adhesives to car components, methanol, paper and pet litter. According to the US Department of Agriculture, approximately 17% of total material received at municipal solid waste landfills is wood. Some examples of the wood materials we process are listed below:
- Construction framing
- Cardboard boxes
- Scrap and old lumber
Recycling brush is a great way to reduce the amount of tree debris filling our landfills each year, a valuable reusable resource. Much of this organic material can be reused to make compost, bark, fertilizer, and even some of the same materials used in wood recycling. Some examples of the brush materials we process are listed below:
- Tree trimmings (branches, limbs, and other parts of shrubs and trees)
- Landscape debris
- Tree stumps
Plastics are lightweight and strong, which is why modern society uses plastic to package just about every consumer product, and fabricate durable parts for industry. Although there is a strong plastic recycling effort in the United States, plastic still ends up in landfills. Some examples of the non-food plastic materials we process are listed below:
- Packaging film
- Playground equipment
We accept all sizes and types of flattened cardboard at our facility free of charge.
If you don’t see a material listed above, please contact us. If we don’t accept the item, we may be able to help you find a recycling location.
Please note, we are unable to accept hazardous materials, including materials containing asbestos. We are also unable to accept glass, styrofoam or foam peanuts at this time. If you have questions about whether or not we can accept the materials you have, please email or call to confirm prior to visiting our facility.