Construction and Demolition Landfill

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The Construction and Demolition Component to GWAR, LLC services the entire northern half of the state of Georgia, and the southwestern portion of South Carolina. GWAR accepts building materials that do not have the potential to contaminate the ground water which includes: all wood products, asphalt, drywall, masonry (e.g., concrete, bricks), as well as metals, plastics, earth, shingles, and insulation. Upon acceptance of these materials, GWAR, LLC estimates that it will recycle up to 60% of the materials.

In operation since May 2012, GWAR receives 200-300 tons per day of local waste and 1,200 tons per day of imported waste from nearby industries/counties. For more information on posted tipping fees for GWAR, LLC please contact us.

What is the importance?

“Sustainable building” has become a national catchphrase. In architects’ offices and on construction sites around the country there’s increasing emphasis on reducing the environmental impacts of renovation and new construction. Ranking systems like the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) gain momentum from month to month.

Recycling Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D recycling) is one of the most important aspects of this movement. And perhaps most important, on a lifecycle basis, recycling produces usable materials at much less environmental cost than materials from primary sources. That is, in addition to conserving raw materials, recycling conserves energy and water, and reduces the production of greenhouse emissions and other pollutants. On and off the job site, recycling is one of the most significant commitments that can be made to sustainable building.

More practically, recycling is good for two or more LEED points. One LEED point is awarded for a recycling rate of 50%; a second for a recycling rate of 75%. Some waste reduction and recycling strategies (e.g., returning wastes to the jobsite in new products) can also qualify for additional innovation points. These are among the simplest and most cost-effective LEED points in the book. 

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