Aggregate Sales are on the Rise. What does that mean?

Back in March the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported that in 2016 crushed stone production totaled about 1.48 billion tons of crushed stone, valued at $16.2 billion. That number  was up 11% over 2015. Along the same lines consumption was also up, and has increased an average of 7% over the same period the previous year. The survey also noted that every quarter since the second quarter of 2013 consumption of aggregate materials has risen.

What this is indicating to us is stronger construction activity and a recovery in both the private and residential sectors. This level of growth hasn’t been seen since late 2005! This also tells us the consumption of aggregates is likely to continue increasing.

Along with aggregate Construction sand and gravel production in 2016 increased in tonnage of 7% over 2015 as well.

Both materials are expected to reach or exceed the historical annual average of the past 50 years which was a 2 to 4 % increase per year.

We’ve seen a lot of construction projects happening, and have had a demand for aggregate materials, so we would agree with the findings of the study from our end.

What does that mean? It seems to us that it’s indicating the construction industry will continue to flourish, providing jobs, and potentially keeping the economy growing. We hope that continues to be the case here in the NY metro area as we head into the second have of 2017.

Aggregate Sales

Today marks the first day of Spring, and it’s time to start thinking about all those construction projects if you haven’t already.

Are you ready for your drainage project? Whether you’re installing a french drain, septic drain field, retaining wall drain or road side drain, we have the perfect aggregate material for you to use.

Aggregate Stone

Or, are you pouring a foundation? Building a road? Paving a driveway? Repairing railroad tracks? We have the right aggregate for you too.

We offer 7 different types of aggregate, to ensure you find the right base for your job.

3/8” Pea Gravel
3/8” Clean Stone
3/4” Crushed Stone
1 1/2” Crushed Stone
2-4” Crushed Stone
Mason Sand
Concrete Sand

And, you can pick it up, or we can deliver it to you. Give us a call today at 201-472-1031 to place your order.

Do You Need Aggregate?

Aggregate Stone

Did you know that here at Westside Environmental we offer aggregate? We have the following types of aggregate available for either pickup or delivery, so be sure to contact our team today at: 201-472-1031 if you’re in need of aggregate now.

•  3/8” Pea Gravel
•  3/8” Clean Stone
•  3/4” Crushed Stone
•  1 1/2” Crushed Stone
•  2-4” Crushed Stone
•  Mason Sand
•  Concrete Sand

Not familiar with aggregate? Recycled concrete, rock, brick & block can be used to create aggregate. Then, the aggregate is used to reinforce and strengthen composite material.

There are a variety of uses for construction aggregate such as:


•  French drains
•  Septic drain fields
•  Retaining wall drains
•  Road side edge drains

Base material for:

•  Foundations
•  Roads
•  Driveways
•  Railroads

From stabilizing something that has an unpredictable base to ensuring good drainage, get the right aggregate for the job.

Want to learn more about how it is used in construction? Or, curious about where it goes? Or maybe you want to know more about worldwide sales? Whatever it is you are curious about, we’ve written up some more information on it, so go ahead and check it out.

Anything else you’d like to know? Let us know and we’ll look it up for you.

Where your Construction Aggregate Material goes

Crushed Stone Sales

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?

Construction & Demolition Waste

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

Westside Environmental

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
Construction Waste
Demolition Waste
Non-Hazardous Waste
Vegatative Waste
Dry Industrial Waste (ID27)

Aggregates for Sale


Available for pickup or delivery

Hauling Capacity

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 is a Material Recovery Facility?

materials recovery facility, otherwise known as a reclamation facility, recycling center or Multi re-use facility is also known by it’s acronym MRF, pronounced “murf”. A MRF is a specialized facility that receives, sorts, cleans, and organizes recyclable and reusable materials for reuse by manufacturers, construction crews,  and government contracts.  There are two different types of MRFs: clean and dirty.material recovery facility

Clean Material Recovery Facility or Clean MRF

A clean material recovery facility generally handles recyclable commingled materials. These reusable materials are separated at the source. This means that if the material is generated from a home it is separated at the home. Clean MRF’s get most of their recyclable waste materials from residential buildings and commercial sources.

clean material recovery facility


Dirty Material Recovery Facility or Dirty MRF

Dirty MRFs take in a mix of  solid waste and then separate it by hand and with machines.  The goal is to separate out any recyclable material worth salvaging. This recycling process is not the end result before the materials reach market. Generally, materials are further processed before they can be used in manufacturing or construction. Any material that cannot be recovered at this facility are sent to a specialized facility for further recycling or a landfill. Now our waste reaches landfills without precious materials like stone, aluminum, cardboard, paper, glass, or plastic.


Connect with Westside Environmental

Check out more information about recycling centers on  Twitter,  Facebook, or Google+.  Click here if you want to learn how Westside Environmental is helping New Jersey construction crews go green.  Tweet us at @WestsideEnviro.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using aggregate in construction?

Benefits of Aggregate in Construction

This is a great question and one we hear a lot. When construction aggregate is used as a base for buildings or streets, this recycled material adds stability and improved drainage. It is also more environmentally friendly and requires less energy to make. One downside is if you are not using a reliable vendor which specializes in aggregate materials. This can increase the cost of using and sourcing it can add significantly to cost and time of the build project.

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How This Saves Money

Adding aggregate to a composite material like concrete can both lower the cost and increase the variety of applications for the product.  One small issue is that the overal strength of the material can be weakened when mixing. Using aggregate depends on what kind of project you have.  Keep in mind that aggregate is generally recycled and lowers costs. Using aggregate or recycling waste from your site can help you save green by going green.

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Connect with Westside Environmental

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Landscaping with Pea Gravel

Landscaping with Recycled Pea Gravel

The snow is almost gone and landscaping season is just around the corner. Here’s what you need to know before this gravel season.

Landscaping Pea Gravel

Pea Gravel Cost

If you check pea gravel cost online , you will see a range of about $2.50-over $10 per pound. Like any bulk purchase, if you order a large amount you can get usually get a deal from your dealer. If you are looking to reduce costs, contact a local supplier. You can help the environment  by using recycled aggregate.  Use a reputable waste management company such as Westside Environmental. Their recycled aggregate is better for your wallet and for the earth.

Pea Gravel Calculator

You are probably wondering how much gravel you need for your project. Luckily we included a link to a pea gravel calculator for you. All you need to know is the dimensions of of your project.

Pea Gravel Common Uses

Here are some common uses for pea gravel

Playground for your kids

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pea gravel landscaping aquariums


pea gravel landscaping walkways

Artificial Fountains

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There are many amazing things you can do with pea gravel around your home or in your garden. If you have already used pea gravel and had a great experience with it we’d love to hear from you! What did you do with it?

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Recycled Aggregate

What is Recycled Aggregate?

Today we will be exploring the definition, uses, and benefits of recycled aggregate. If you are in construction or roadwork you should listen up. We  have news that could save you money while helping the environment.

Seriously, what is Recycled Aggregate?

Recycled aggregate is created by crushing asphalt, concrete, and construction waste. When recycled it is used in roadwork as a road base or in construction. Recently this eco material  has been used to create environmentally friendly public street furniture. Its applications are always growing.

Recycled Aggregate concrete street furniture and road pavement

Recycled Aggregate is being used to create public street furniture.

Benefits of Recycled Aggregate

Using recycled aggregate saves money for purchasers, local governments and it creates a green economy. Recycled aggregate takes less energy to make than creating brand new material. Westside Environmental believes that when recycling is done correctly, it conserves precious resources. That’s why we have been involved in recycling for over 20 years.

Let’s review the benefits

Environmentally friendly


Helps grow the economy

Where would I use Recycled Aggregate?

Crews usually use recycled aggregate in paved roads as shoulders, aggregate base,and  sub-base. It has also been used in gravel roads as surfacing. Most modern buildings have it for building foundation. It is frequently used in construction to fill utility trenches. However, with a little imagination you can use this product almost anywhere.

Recently, the national university of Singapore successfully recycled aggregate and concrete into unusual uses. Primarily they have used it to repair and renovate. But they have made strides in the construction entirely new buildings. As seen in the picture below, they even created public benches out of aggregate. We believe this style of construction is a step towards a sustainable and environmentally friendly future.

Recycled Aggregate Concrete benches in Singapore

Aggregate Concrete benches in Singapore

Give us a call  at 201-472-1030 to see if aggregate is right for your project.

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Offering Aggregate Stone & Sand for Pick-Up or Delivery

Crushed Stone SalesDid you know that we offer aggregate stone for sale? Whatever type of stone or sand you need we can help. From Pea Gravel to Clean Stone, Crushed Stone to Mason or Concrete Sand we’ve got the aggregate product you need.

Specifically, we are now carrying the following available for immediate pick-up or delivery in the quantity you need:

  • 3/8″ Pea Gravel
  • 3/8″ Clean Stone
  • 3/4″ Crushed Stone
  • 1 1/2″ Crushed Stone
  • 2 – 4″ Crushed Stone
  • Mason Sand
  • Concrete Sand

Let us know what you need and when you need it, and we’ll get it for you.

The NEW Westside Environmental!

Westside EnvironmentalYou might have known us as Westside Transload, but we didn’t think that name encompassed who we are. So, we’ve gotten a new name, Westside Environmental, and with it a new look. Owned by Cardella Waste, we are able to offer a variety of services, from soil remediation to recycling to aggregate stone sales. No matter what your job requires we’re able to provide you with what you need.

Open 24 hours, with a full fleet of green trucks and dumpsters, we’re able to pick-up your waste, or open for you to drop it off. We will clean the soil, or recycle your construction debris. Only 10 minutes from midtown Manhattan, we are close, and easy for you to get to.

Need our services? Call us at: 201.472.1030. We’re here to help you.