Common Misconception #03: Demolition Contractors don’t Participate in the Nation’s Recycling Effort.

The demolition industry was salvaging building elements and materials for reuse log before it was the “ecological thing to do.” Recycling is a major part of the demolition contractor’s business; it represents 20-50 percent of some companies’ revenues. With current technology, contractors are able to separate demolition debris; these processes maximize the use of reusable materials, subsequently reducing waste disposal costs. Typical recycled materials include: metals, lumbar, bricks, concrete, doors, sinks, bathtubs, etc.