tons of C&D waste recycled by Reno Contracting
Reno Contracting, headquartered in San Diego,
California, 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
going to a landfill. This amount 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
Recycling waste from construction projects
goes above and beyond the minimum required by San Diego City
ordinance. More than half the projects accounting for the 60,000
tons of recycled waste have met, or are in the process of achieving,
the more stringent requirements of LEED certification.
Material typically recycled includes metals,
cardboard, concrete, asphalt, wood and landscaping debris. To
achieve LEED certification, items such as wood, metal and drywall
are sorted onsite separately from commingled trash.