Aggregate material is generally, gravel, sand, crushed concrete and recycled stone.
Some aggregates are mined, the ones produced by Westside Environmental are recycled from construction sites, building projects, and commercial businesses.
What Kinds of Projects Use Aggregate Material for Construction?
The major end markets for this recycled material are commercial construction, private home residential construction, and publicly-funded projects such as roads, bridges and other infrastructure improvements. Of these markets, public infrasture improvements require the most construction aggregate materials for repairing roads and building highways. Over 1.64 billion metric tons of these green materials were produced in just the first nine months of 2014. This is an increase of 8 percent compared to 2013. More construction sites recycle their materials during deconstruction then ever before. Many project managers use recycled aggregate to save money and go green.
Where to buy or remove Construction Aggregate
It’s great that you want to use recycled, environmentally friendly construction aggregate.
You can contact Westside Environmental to remove waste from your construction site, or you can purchase construction aggregate for your project. We offer both services.
Materials We Have Hauled
Disposal & Remediation
Petroleum Contaminated Soil
Non-Hazardous Contaminated Soil
Lead Contaminated Soil
PCB Window Caulking
Dry Industrial Waste (ID27)
Aggregates for Sale
Available for pickup or delivery
We Use the Westside Environmental and Cardella Waste Green Fleet to haul any waste from your construction site. It’s cheaper, and better for the environment.
What are PCBs?
PCBs, Polychlorinated biphenyls, are a man-made chemical with non-flammability, chemical stability, a high boiling point, and electrical insulating properties. These properties made PCBs a popular choice in industrial and commercial applications including electrical, heat transfer, and hydraulic equipment; and as plasticizers in paints, plastics, rubber products, and building caulk until they were banned from being manufactured in 1979.
What’s Dangerous About PCBs?
Prolonged exposure to PCBs can potentially cause cancer as well as have effects on your immune system, cause liver damage, endocrine disruption, and damage to the reproductive and nervous systems. You can learn more about the health effects of PCBs in this article.
Does All Caulk Contain PCBS?
No, PCBs were only used in some caulk primarily between 1950-1980. There is no conclusive evidence if it was only in caulk in certain geographic areas, and it was used in other building materials like paints, sealants and adhesives, so anytime you are working on a building you should test it to determine if the PCB levels in the air exceed the EPA’s suggested public health levels. If your testing shows that the PCB levels you need to be especially careful in implementing and monitoring practices to minimize exposures to PCBs. The EPA can assist you in developing a plan to reduce exposure and manage the caulk, here you can learn more about how they can help you.
REMEMBER: You cannot tell if caulk has PCBs by looking at it, and even PCB contaminated calk in visibly good condition may be a significant source of PCBs into the air. The only way to be sure that caulk has PCBs in it is to test it.
If you have more questions about PCB Window Caulking visit the EPA’s website to learn more.
And if you’ve determined you do have PCB Window Caulking at your building or school or job site give us a call at 201.472.1030 and we can help you dispose of the contaminated material.