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We’re Providing Recycling Hauling in Austin for New Student Housing Construction

We’re Providing Recycling Hauling in Austin for New Student Housing Construction

We’re currently working with JE Dunn Construction on a new 6-story student housing development near the University of Texas at Austin’s west campus. We’ve stocked the construction site with both 20-yard and 40-yard dumpsters, and we’re providing regular recycling hauling.

The new student housing is located at 24th Street and San Gabriel and will be called Regents West at 24th. It is a sister-site to the Regents West at 26th student housing building located just a few blocks away. Both apartment communities offer efficiency studios up to five-bedroom apartments with a variety of unique floor plans. Located within walking distance of the University of Texas at Austin, the apartment community will also offer a regular shuttle service to transport students to and from campus. Other amenities include wireless high-speed internet, a study lounge, a 24-hour fitness center, and on-site maintenance. Regents West is currently leasing units for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.

In Austin, it is mandatory for all construction sites to recycle debris. As a LEED AP-certified recycling hauler, AYD is ready and well-informed to provide recycling hauling services for Austin residents, businesses and new development. On brand new construction sites, we easily recycle 95-98% of all construction debris materials, which often include concrete, drywall, wood, metal and paper.

Per LEED requirements, we also provide clients with an exact, calculated breakdown showing the total tons of materials hauled and the percentage recycled. In addition, we’re able to provide multiple hauls each day if needed, swapping out dumpsters and transporting loaded dumpsters to the appropriate recycling center or landfill. This keeps construction projects running smoothly and efficiently.

Based in Kansas City, JE Dunn Construction has been in the industry for more than 85 years. The company expanded outside of Kansas City and now counts 20 office locations across the United States. In 2012, JE Dunn ranked as the twelfth largest general building company in the US.

For more about our services and environmental initiatives, please visit our About Us page.

Cavemen May Have Discovered Recycling but We Know How to Do it On a Large Scale

Cavemen May Have Discovered Recycling but We Know How to Do it On a Large Scale

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Did you know cavemen were active recyclers? That’s right! Our prehistoric ancestors collected and reused discarded, broken or otherwise abandoned tools made of bone or flint to create new utensils. The behavior was discovered by archaeologists in countries across the globe from Spain to North Africa, Italy to Israel, and some cases date back as far as 1.3 million years ago!

Unlike our current motivations to protect the environment and reduce pollution, early forms of recycling were a basic survival strategy. Our early ancestors did share a similar motivation with us, though: to conserve energy and materials. This led to them reusing tools repeatedly, sometimes over thousands of years!

As one of the leading waste disposal companies in Texas, we’re committed to doing more than hauling trash to the dump. As a LEED-certified business, we promote initiatives like the Texas Environmental Quality Initiatives Program and community beautification projects that create a cleaner, greener community, and that’s why we recycle.

Plenty of construction debris — concrete, asphalt, shingles, gypsum wallboard (also know as drywall), wood and metals — can be recycled. When we haul away debris, these materials are sorted and delivered to local recycling plants or power plants that convert the materials into fuel. Recycling keeps construction costs down and large debris out of landfills.

Concrete, for example, is often recycled. Through several crushing processes, large chunks of concrete are ground down and used as a replacement for gravel in other construction, landscaping or building projects. In fact, 140 million tons of concrete alone are recycled each year just in the United States! Drywall is often recycled to recover the gypsum content, which can be reused to manufacture new drywall, in the production of cement or as an ingredient in fertilizer.

For more information about the recycling and hauling services we offer, please give us a call at (512) 272-5400.

Photo credit: Ernest Prim/Photoxpress

Recyclable Materials You May Not Have Known About

Recyclable Materials You May Not Have Known About

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Offices and commercial spaces have many recyclable materials that you may not have been aware of. According to the Cuyahoga Ccounty Solid Waste District, items in the office that can be recyclable include packing materials, carpeting, keys, and even break room supplies. It’s good to keep a recycling bin handy (it may even be required depending on your location) for these types of products rather than throwing them away and filling up unnecessary space in landfills. AYD Waste knows about recycling because we are an environment-friendly dumpster rental company. Although we do not fulfill residential/neighborhood requests, we do work with offices and commercial retailers when it comes to hauling away junk and even recycling. Call us today to find out more!

photo credit: John Tomaselli / photoxpress

Happy Earth Day from AYD Waste Management

Happy Earth Day from AYD Waste Management

It’s Earth Day, 2013, and to celebrate, we thought we would talk about some of the positive things going on in the recycling and waste management industries.

The waste management and recycling industries are continuing to improve their methods of dealing with landfills and other collection methods, according to the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program’s most recent report. This has resulted in improved reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.  Industry emissions of methane and carbon dioxide, two major greenhouse gasses, have declined thirty percent over the last twenty years (it could be better, but it could be worse). Gas collected from landfills is now being used as energy to power homes, businesses, and government buildings.

Fun fact: landfills are the third largest emitters of anthropogenic methane in the US, behind collection of natural gas and ruminant animals like cows, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Responsible Waste Management Reduces Greenhouse Emissions

Responsible Waste Management Reduces Greenhouse Emissions

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AYD Waste Services strives to be a responsible waste management company by recycling any materials that we can. Reduction and recycling have more environmental benefits than just energy and resource consumption reduction. Did you know that landfills contribute to global warming through greenhouse gas emissions? According to the Environmental Protection Agency,  decomposition that occurs in landfills creates methane, which is a greenhouse gas that is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Additionally, the incineration of waste at landfills creates carbon dioxide and the transportation of waste does as well. When you recycle, you add less material to contribute to methane and carbon dioxide production.

 

photocredit: Kevin Penhallow / photoxpress

Choose a Responsible Dumpster Rental Company in Austin

Choose a Responsible Dumpster Rental Company in Austin

AYD Waste Management in Austin, Texas recycles any materials that we possibly can after we pick up our dumpsters from a site. This is because we know that as a country, America generates hundreds of millions of tons of garbage every year (according to the Environmental Protection Agency) and that most of this goes into landfills, which can leak, allowing harmful chemicals into the ground and groundwater.

Many of the materials used in buildings can be recycled or reused when a building is torn down. This not only prevents materials like drywall (which contains sulfate that can be harmful when leached into the ground) from entering landfills, but cuts down on energy and resource use. So, when you are looking for a dumpster rental company in Austin, Texas, make sure you choose one that recycles.

Al Wadzinski Makes Awesome Recycled Art

Al Wadzinski Makes Awesome Recycled Art

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This guy is in New York, but we are in the business of recycling, so we thought we’d share some of Al Wadzinski’s really cool recycled art pieces. He doesn’t just make these great pieces out of trash, but he uses found and recycled materials, meaning that he’s keeping a lot of would be junk out of landfills–and reusing is always the best option, even better than recycling. So go Al! If recycled art interest you, check out this guys page at www.nystudiogallery.com/

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AYD Waste is an Environmentally Friendly Business!

AYD Waste is an Environmentally Friendly Business!

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AYD Waste has been added to eco-web.com‘s Green Pages, an online directory of environmentally friendly businesses and organizations! According to eco-web.com, Green Pages seeks to “support market-based solutions to environmental problems by providing a platform to promote innovative, clean and efficient technologies.”

We are honored that Green Page’s sees that we fit the bill for an environmentally friendly business that does what we can to lessen our impact on the environment. We do this by recycling any waste collected in our dumpster rental and waste management services that we can.

In addition to our inclusion on Green Pages, we are also a LEED Certified business!