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Austin Dumpster Rental Company AYD Waste Services Provides Waste Management for Construction of 24-Story High-Rise

Austin Dumpster Rental Company AYD Waste Services Provides Waste Management for Construction of 24-Story High-Rise

At Your Disposal (AYD) Waste Services, an Austin dumpster rental and construction recycling company, is providing waste management for the construction of a 24-story high-rise tower that will house the new high-end Hotel ZaZa and a luxury apartment complex.

A high-rise building boom is reshaping the skyline of Austin, Texas, with hotel and residential development driving this trend. This summer, builders Rogers-O’Brien Gilbane, LLC, will be adding to the list of new high-rises underway in downtown Austin by starting construction on a 24-story hotel and residential tower on the corner of Colorado and 5th Streets. At Your Disposal (AYD) Waste Services, will be providing 30-yard roll-off dumpsters, waste management and hauling for this project. Continue reading “Austin Dumpster Rental Company AYD Waste Services Provides Waste Management for Construction of 24-Story High-Rise”

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

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”

Construction Recycling for New Austin Affordable Housing Complexes

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 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

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

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.

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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.

Downtown Austin New Construction

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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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.

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Choose a Waste Management Company that Recycles Drywall

Choose a Waste Management Company that Recycles Drywall

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Gypsum drywall can be recycled to prevent landfill crowding, odor, and environmental problems. Gypsum drywall contains sulfate, and when drywall is disposed of in a landfill, water can dissolve this sulfate, leaching it into the ground. This can easily cause groundwater contamination, which can cause a domino effect of serious problems through neighboring ecosystems.

Recycling drywall is a much better option, and by choosing a waste management company that recycles drywall, like AYD, you can help prevent environmental contamination. Recycled drywall can be used to make new drywall, make cement, and used in composting.


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