San Diego-based Reno Contracting began a campaign in 2010 to recycle significant amounts of waste generated during typical construction work. The results so far sound promising:
Reno Contracting says it has recycled more than 60,000 tons of waste from construction projects since the beginning of 2009, accounting for an average 72 percent of construction debris diverted from landfills. The total is the equivalent of three football fields, each 100 feet deep. Last year, Reno launched a new business group, Reno ESP (Efficient Sustainable Practices), to help commercial building owners enhance the energy and environmental efficiencies of new and existing buildings and structures while driving down operating costs. Material typically recycled includes metals, cardboard, concrete, asphalt, wood and landscaping debris. ?When it comes to conservation and energy efficiency, we lead by example,? said Walt Fegley, president of the company.
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