What types of construction waste cannot be recycled?
Construction waste is a major component of solid waste. Consisting of a wide variety items, construction waste may have items that cannot be recycled.
Some common construction wastes that cannot be recycled:
- Wallpaper - They are usually soiled by contaminants such as adhesives.
- Plastics bearing the recycling code 7
- Tools and Hardware - Older tool such as drills made from a combination of metal wires and plastic components usually cannot be recycled effectively after use within construction work. It’s important to speak with your local construction waste removal company to learn if your tools can be recycled, so that they don’t impact the local environment.
- Construction Chemicals : Specialized chemicals that are used for structural repairs or plasticers that are used for concrete preparation are toxic to the environment if not disposed correctly.
- Water Proofing Chemicals: Chemicals used for the purposes of water proofing may prove to be toxic towards the environment if not disposed correctly
- Insulation Materials
- Old Paint Cans - Paints often contain dangerous contaminants that might impact the local environment if they seep into groundwater.