As part of our project (and a LEED requirement) we are trying to ensure most of our construction and deconstruction waste is diverted from the landfill. To date we have managed to divert 91% (by weight) of our "waste". Due largely to Montreal eco-centres, there has been no costs for us to properly dispose / recycle our material. In fact, we have even made money in the process.
Last week I did my first scrap metal run: old bathtub, old furnace, recovered nails, drywall corners, ducting, old copper pipes, etc. Took the material to Metaux Depot on the East side. Easy and friendly and I managed to get $128 for my 560 lbs of scrap.
|Full van on the way to scrap yard|
|That pail is full of old nails and screws from the deconstruction jobs.|