Construction and demolition waste is one of the central component of solid waste stream. The largest part of the C & D material is concrete which encompasses the 70 % of the waste generated. With the pressure on landfills continuing to grow, the diversion of the C & D waste materials and concrete in particular have concerned many people.
Recycling concrete is one of the best ways to curb the disposal of the C & D materials into the landfill. Therefore, read on to find out about the importance of concrete recycling in the blog below.
Benefits of recycling concrete
- There are a unique range of environmental and economic benefits to recycling concrete that you need to know about. Instead of burying it in the landfill you can simply use it for various other purposes.
- Reducedtipping and related freight charges.
- The recycled concrete is a cheaper source of aggregate than the newly mined raw material.
- There is also a considerable reduction in the landfill space which is required for concrete debris.
- Using the recycled material as gravel reduces the need for gravel mining as well.
Markets for recycled concrete
Aggregate base course (road base): The largest application of recycled concrete aggregate is for the aggregate base course in road construction. This term refers to the center layer of the roadbed. A cross-section of pavement would show dirt or subgrade as the lowest of three levels, layered on top by aggregate base course and finally capped on top by pavement.
Whenever there is an issue of soil stability, the load bearing capacity of the sub-grade can be improved through the incorporation of recycled aggregate, lime or fly ash. The process changes the water susceptibility of subgrade, thereby increasing stability.
Recycled concrete can also serve as a stable bed or firm foundation in which you can lay underground utilities.
Recycled concrete has been used for various landscape settings as well. It mostly includes paving stones, boulder/stacked rock walls, underpass structures, erosion structures, retailing walls, etc.
If you’re looking for recycled concrete or want to get your building waste recycled by a certified concrete waste disposal company, make sure to email the help team. All you need to do is communicate your needs to the professionals so that they can help you with the services.
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