At Your Disposal (AYD) Waste Services, an Austin dumpster rental and construction recycling company, is providing waste management for the construction of The Independent, a new highrise that will soon be the tallest residential tower east of the Mississippi. Continue reading “Austin Dumpster Rental Company AYD Waste Services Provides Construction Recycling for Record Breaking High Rise Construction”
Austin Dumpster Rental Company AYD Waste Services Provides Construction Recycling for Record Breaking High Rise Construction
Construction Recycling for New Austin Affordable Housing Complexes
At Your Disposal (AYD) Waste Services is currently providing waste management and construction recycling during the development of two new local apartment complexes. Targeted towards veterans, seniors and low income families, the two complexes will be working closely with the nearby Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic and key social service agencies in the area. The project is being conducted by the Austin Affordable Housing Corporation (AAHC) to provide more affordable housing options in the area. In order for potential residents to qualify, they must make 60% or less of the median area income, or $51,000 annually.
The two complexes, the Villages at Ben White and the Pointe at Ben White, will be located to the northwest of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Once complete, there will be a combined 443 new apartment units available to local veterans and seniors. The garden-style apartments will be located in three-story buildings spread across a picturesque neighborhood community. Ground broke for the $37.6 million project in September, 2014, and is expected to be completed by December.
A LEED certified project, both the architectural design and the construction process of the Ben White apartments must follow strict guidelines to ensure minimal environmental impact and maximum environmental sustainability. AYD Waste Services is certified by the US Green Building Council to meet LEED standards for construction waste recycling. For the apartment complex development, we are currently providing over 20 40-yard roll off dumpster rentals to recycle construction debris, with more being added to ensure proper recycling. This size dumpster is ideal for accommodating large amounts of typical construction debris, such as drywall, wood scraps, plastic, packing materials, etc. All refuse that is recyclable will be hauled to appropriate recycling facilities for processing and properly documented.
For additional information on construction recycling services from AYD, Waste Services, visit https://aydwaste.com/recycling/. For a free quote, fill out a contact form or call us at 512-272-5400.
AYD Provides Hauling and Recycling for Green Water Redevelopment Project in Austin
A massive redevelopment project is currently underway in an up-and-coming area of Austin, Texas. Complementing the newly constructed Austin Central Library and the redeveloped Seaholm Power Plant, the Thomas C. Green Water Treatment Plant will soon be a bustling mixed-use residential and business complex. AYD Waste will be providing roll-off dumpsters, hauling and recycling services for the redevelopment of the Block 23 segment of the Green Water project. Once completed, this will be a high-rise office complex over 500,000 square feet in size, and almost thirty stories tall.
This project is part of a drastic transformation currently underway in this area of Austin, Texas. What once was an area populated only by utilities and factories will now be an urban live-work-play development, a concept growing in popularity in cities throughout the country. Trammel Crow’s 1.7 million square-foot development will include an upscale high-rise apartment building, a variety of retail establishments, dining options and office buildings. Throughout the duration of the construction process, AYD will be providing 20 yard dumpsters for bulky refuse, such as concrete and metal, as well as 40 yard dumpsters for all other typical debris, such as drywall, wood scraps, packaging, plastics, etc. The development is projected to be completed by November, 2016.
AYD Waste serves residential, commercial and industrial projects throughout Austin, Texas, as well as the surrounding areas. We take pride in being a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified waste management company, meeting strict standards for green building practices laid out by the City of Austin Green Building Council. AYD will be hauling refuse and recyclables, taking it to appropriate recycling facilities whenever possible. Unbeknownst to many, over ninety percent of debris is recycled by AYD at a typical construction project. We are very proud to be a part of the redevelopment of the Thomas Co. Green Water Treatment Plant.
Recycling Construction Materials
AYD Waste can typically recycle 98% of construction debris. Unfortunately, it isn’t general knowledge that the majority of construction materials can be recycled. During any major demolition, reconstruction, or new construction project, large amounts of refuse are inevitably generated. However, almost everything from packaging to large chunks of cement can be recycled and cycled back into the economy in a myriad of different shapes and forms, many of which are rather surprising! The green movement has been gaining awareness and support over the past fifty years, and as a result, we are constantly finding new ways to recycle almost anything! But just how is all this junk really used? We’ve come up with an interesting list of reclaimable construction materials and how they are used.
Small fragments of concrete are ground down or crushed for a variety of different purposes. A layer of recycled concrete is laid down before asphalt is spread when making new roads. Often re-paved or improved roadways are made largely of the original concrete road they replace. When ground very finely, it can be used as dry aggregate for new concrete. Larger hunks of concrete are used as riprap, a highly effective method of erosion prevention along waterways.
The most common use for old asphalt roads and roofing tiles is new asphalt. This is known as Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP). Recycled asphalt can be used to make warm-mix asphalt, which allows it to be mixed at much lower temperatures, resulting in reduced carbon emissions and energy usage.
Did you know that glass is 100% recyclable, and can be recycled endlessly without compromising quality or purity? Furnace ready scrap glass is known as “cullet,” and is used to make new glass for a variety of industrial and consumer purposes. Additionally, scrap glass is used to make fiberglass, which has limitless usage options in and of itself.
Most types of metals can be melted and recycled for use in new products. Iron and aluminum are often used to build structures, for automobile parts and aircrafts. New studies show reclaimed metal can be used to detoxify waste water. Recycled metal can be melted at a lower temperature than virgin metals, saving energy and cutting Co2 emissions. Recycled metal is used to make containers, consumer goods, tools, furniture, and more.
There is a vast array of types of plastics, almost all of which can be recycled and repurposed, reducing environmental impact. Plastics are most commonly recycled and formed back into food/beverage containers and packing, but there are endless other applications. Polymers can often be converted into petroleum, to be used for new polymer production, or as fuel. Heat compression allows different types of plastics to be melted down together, for more flexible usage. Plastic PET bottles are currently widely used to produce polyester fabrics, for durable, tough clothing, such as jackets, shoes, or handbags.
Carpets have even more uses than most people realize; they can be broken down and made into new carpets, and more. At times they become carpet cushion, or plastic-wood composite material frequently used to make furniture such as park benches. Automobile parts frequently contain recycled carpet material. Additionally, it can be used for erosion control as mesh underlayment, sediment control and soil stabilization.
Other materials that can be recycled include insulation, rubber tires, rocks, dirt, sand and cardboard. Recycling is on the rise thanks to increased consumer and industrial awareness. Each year recycling keeps billions of pounds of waste out of landfills, and is continuing to increase and improve each and every day.
You’ll Be Seeing More AYD Construction Dumpsters in Austin!
We’re excited to announce several new projects in and around Austin that will require our dumpsters for on-going construction projects that will wrap in the next two years.
We have signed on with Harvey-Cleary to provide dumpster rental services on site for the construction of the new Austin Aquatics Center located at 5513 Southwest Parkway. Scheduled to wrap up in a little over a year, we have provided the site with a 40-yard roll-off dumpster.
The aquatics center will be a great addition to the community, housing a state-of-the-art training facility for competitive swimmers and triathletes. The center will also feature a world-class competition pool, running trail, and access to trainers.
With construction underway, we have partnered with Realtex Development on the construction of a new apartment community located at South 1st Street in Austin. This area is known for eclectic shops, galleries and restaurants that line the street. AYD has provided several 30-yard and 40-yard roll-off dumpsters for the construction site. The community will consist of 278 units and is tentatively scheduled for completion in a year.
Recently, we just signed on with Journeyman Construction to provide services for the construction of a 300-unit project. The property is 15 miles south of Austin at Cabelas Drive in the up-and-coming city of Buda, TX. Buda is known as the wine country of Texas, and is one of the fastest growing wine destinations in the country. The project is estimated to be completed in under two years.
We are proud to have the resources and capabilities to work on multiple projects simultaneously. We offer same day services for orders placed before 10am and proudly service all of Austin, TX. As an independent hauler, we haul to the nearest recycling or waste facilities which allows us to provide our clients with multiple hauls per day so your project won’t be delayed. On average, we recycle up to 98% of the materials we haul making us a proud LEED-certified waste management company.
For more information about dumpster rentals, please visit our FAQ page.
Downtown Austin New Construction
We just began a Downtown Austin new construction project, working with JE Dunn on the construction of a nine-story commercial office building. We just dropped off the first 20-yard dumpster last week. In the weeks and months ahead, we anticipate there will be three to four dumpsters on site with regular hauling every week.
This construction project is LEED-certified. The certification has additional requirements and obligations for general contractors, especially when handling construction debris and refuse. Our LEED-AP certification enables us to support the construction project by facilitating recycling of all debris and providing detailed reports or other information deemed necessary to successfully complete the project.
Did you know that LEED certified buildings have aided in reducing greenhouse gases and waste by consuming 25% less waste than their counterparts?
The majority of new construction projects undertaken here in Austin have LEED or other green building requirements. These projects are leaders in social and environmental responsibility and support the City of Austin’s Zero Waste initiative programs.
As Austin strives to decrease the amount of waste generated by new construction projects and minimize the city’s carbon footprint, it is crucial for new projects to follow these standards and utilize the expertise of companies such as AYD.
The new commercial office building will be located at 1301 San Antonio Street in the West End neighborhood, just a few blocks from the Texas Capitol building. The project should wrap in late summer or early fall of 2015.
We recycle, on average, 98% or more of all debris from new construction. We will also haul and dispose of your non-recyclables so there’s no need to contract with multiple companies to provide the same or similar services. If you are planning a LEED construction project in the city of Austin, please contact us to discuss your refuse recycling requirements.
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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.