The life-cycle of wood waste generated in most construction and demolition processes is exceptionally high. Most lumber and structural wood waste can be repurposed and used in new construction processes. Material that cannot be salvaged can be broken down for use in landscaping, agricultural, and oil industries; giving new life to material that would otherwise be sent to landfills. By diverting this waste, we can provide new and useable products that would otherwise convert to methane in the atmosphere.
ShakeShake material is a highly recyclable waste stream. Cedar material that is disposed of can be repurposed into clean and attractive material for landscaping. Cedar is a highly sought-after material for use in residential and commercial landscape projects. The other waste generated in re-roofing projects like bitumen soaked paper and plastics can also be recycled and repurposed. Using state of the art processes, the bitumen soaked paper is incinerated or co-processed due to its high BTU value, and plastics are broken down in the production of new plastic materials.
In the United States, asphalt shingles account for 60% of waste in landfills. Shingles are a highly recyclable product and can be repurposed into material which can be used in several industries. At AlbertaGreen we process asphalt shingles to use as a dust control product, new paving asphalt and alternative fuel sources.
We are the first company in Alberta that is actively trying to divert rigid PVC waste from landfills. This includes common waste like vinyl siding, vinyl cut-offs and PVC piping. This material is repurposed into new vinyl products. With a life cycle of 100 years, vinyl is an ideal sustainable building material, and is very easy and cost effective to recycle.