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.
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.
AYD is Excited to Provide Services to Three Upcoming Luxury Apartment Developments
At Your Disposal, Inc. is excited to be providing recycling and hauling services to three apartment communities being built just south of Austin. Two of these luxury complexes are under construction in Kyle, and the third is underway in Buda. All three communities will house more than 300 units.
The city of Kyle offers a small town feel while also providing easy access to larger Texas cities. It is strategically located close to major highways, airports and railways, making it a short trip away from Austin and San Antonio. The city also offers a wide range of outdoor activities, including four local parks, various biking and nature trails and a lake with fishing opportunities.
Skybeck Construction is the full service contractor and project management firm in charge of construction for both apartment communities being built in Kyle. Their portfolio includes everything from affordable housing to multi-million dollar developments. The company prides themselves on their high quality standards, skill and integrity. The two luxury complexes will be named, “Trails at Plum Creek” and “The Strand Apartments.” We are assisting in both projects by using our waste management expertise to ensure all debris is recycled and hauled correctly. We are providing two 40 yard dumpsters to the Trails at Plum Creek and one 40 yard dumpster to the Strand Apartments, with many more expected.
The unique city of Buda offers a wide array of experiences. They are home to many historic landmarks, such as their famous Severn Stagecoach House and Historic Stagecoach Park. They are also known for their downtown shopping district with everything from antique stores to modern boutiques. Make sure to stop by the Buda Soda Fountain for an old fashioned environment and a sweet treat. Some more conventional offerings include various recreational parks and trails, and a wide selection of delicious BBQ restaurants. Additionally, Buda is famous for their annual Buda Country Fair and Wiener Dog Races, which take place every April.
Journeyman Construction, Inc. is handling the construction in Buda for the “Carrington Oaks” community. Journeyman is a local Austin Company that holds an impressive portfolio of condominiums, higher education facilities, parks and recreation facilities, retail, office buildings and more. They were named one of the 100 fastest growing construction firms by “Entrepreneur” Magazine. They also have a strong commitment to environmental awareness, and provide LEED training to all project management employees and field staff. AYD is providing two 40 yard dumpsters and a 20 yard dumpster to this project, with many more expected.
We are excited to be a part of these growing cities and are committed to keeping them clean and green with the most advanced recycling and waste management practices.
Announcing Our New Austin Dumpster Rental Partnership
We are very excited to announce that we have just begun a long-term partnership with M/I Homes! M/I Homes is a national home builder that is based out of Ohio and focuses on homes that fall into the $300,000 to $450,000 price range. You can learn more about them here.
We are currently working with M/I Homes on two construction projects: two subdivisions in Cedar Park and Austin. For these projects, which started earlier this month, we put down eight 30-yard construction dumpsters at several of the home sites. Usually with this type of job, we expect about three or four waste hauls per home. M/I Homes is planning to build 350 houses over the next year, and at three plus hauls a home, that’s a lot of trash!
M/I Homes is planning on starting at least ten more subdivisions in the Austin area over the next year, and we are excited to be able to work with them on these construction projects as well. This is part of the Ohio-based company’s expansion into Austin, which started in October of last year, following its entrance into the Texas housing market in 2010.
From these hauls, we expect to get a lot of construction scraps and other similar materials that we will be able to recycle so that they can be reused to make other construction materials. We are a LEED-certified Austin dumpster rental service, which means that we have distinguished ourselves as a company that practices sustainable business through heightened efficiency and reduced environmental impact and with environmental awareness. One of the most obvious ways that we retain this certification is through our recycling program. To read more about what types of waste we haul (which is pretty much everything that isn’t hazardous) visit our FAQ page.
Renting Construction Dumpsters for School Construction in Austin
We have been working on some exciting projects with the University of Texas at Austin all summer! Back in May we worked with Spawglass and Precision Demolition during the remodeling of the university’s geography building. This was a hefty job—during almost the entire month of May, we did three or four hauls a day, picking up and dropping off the 20 yard concrete boxes from the site.
Now we are doing even more work related to the University of Texas. You have probably heard about the exciting new Regents Buildings, which are student housing complexes going up on 26th Street and 24th Street near the university. These are brand new, upscale apartment style student housing buildings, and they are way cooler than the dorms that any of us had when we were in college. The Regents on 26th complex is almost done, and they have started showing models. You can also see pictures of the rooms on the Regents Facebook page. For this building, we have up to six dumpsters on site at a time. The dumpsters we have been using are 20 yard concrete boxes and 40 yard construction dumpsters for the debris.
The building on 26th Street is wrapping up in time for school to start, and we have just started work on the Regents on 24th Street this month. Because the job is just beginning, we are currently using a 40 yard construction dumpster, but as the project gets rolling more, we will also have 20 yard concrete boxes and more construction dumpsters on site.
We have been really happy to work with JE Dunn, the general contractor, on these two projects!
It is a popular time for school construction in Austin right now… we are also working with the Lake Travis Independent School District on the remodeling and construction of Hudson Bend Middle School, which is an ongoing project that we are using 30 yard dumpsters and 20 yard concrete dumpsters for. This is another substantial job—currently we have eight dumpsters on site, which are all being hauled daily!
For more information about how to rent a dumpster in Austin, check out our FAQ!
Austin Dumpster Rentals for Bathroom Demolition
At AYD Waste, we have a variety of dumpster rentals that come in different sizes and have different functionalities. We offer the following dumpsters: 2, 4, 6, and 8 yard front load dumpsters; 20, 30, and 40 yard full size construction dumpsters; and 20 and 30 yard roll off dumpsters to name a few. For more information about our services, please see our services page.
For a bathroom demolition, we offer a 20 yard construction dumpster that would be appropriate for a bathroom with 150 square feet of flooring and 250 square feet of walls. We accept most materials at AYD (except for hazardous waste), including stone flooring, tile, drywall, glass block windows, and more. Additionally, we recycle anything that we can.
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.