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

AGGREGATE FOR SALE!  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

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.

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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.

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World Construction Reports sees Aggregate Rising until 2017

Growing 5% Greener each year

According to a construction reports, (click here) worldwide demand for construction aggregate is set to rise more than 5% yearly through 2017. This has been attributed to the nations in Africa and Asia developing their infrastructure (click here). As more foreign direct investment pours into these regions, these nations industrialize. With this comes parks, roads, homes, apartments, outdoor furniture and more. Now, this may not be as cool as concrete bricks made from recycled landfill waste (click here). These nations know they can build up a growing economy with environmentally friendly construction aggregate(Download Free PDF).

concrete aggregate with recycled glass and other construction aggregate

Committed to the Concrete

These growing nations are responding to an economic and environmental crisis. Industrializing means growing consumer demands. This results in creating more products that do not decay(See Government Report). According to Robin L. Schroeder, the author of this government report, “the creation of nondecaying waste materials, combined with a growing consumer population, has resulted in a waste disposal crisis.” But there is hope, “One solution to this crisis lies in recycling waste into useful products.” Westside Environmental happens to agree.

 

Get Involved and Start Recycling

At your next project or build recommend you use and contribute to construction aggregate recycling. This can lead to tax breaks, LEED qualification, and a planet that can sustain everyone. Sound like a good deal? Then give us a call to see how easy it is to build and recycle. 201.472.1031

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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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Recycled Aggregate for Construction

Recycled Aggregate

Whether you start construction on your home, business, or commercial building a great way to reduce costs is using recycled construction aggregate. It’s a product that is cheaper to manufacture than virgin material aggregate and it’s environmentally friendly too. Any time you use construction aggregate you are diverting waste from a landfill and supporting the green economy.

recycled Aggregate

If you follow our posts,  you know we spoke about what recycled aggregate is before. Today we are going to talk about how it can save you money and keep your construction site green.

Go Green – Save Green

When you commit to green construction you end up saving big. The buildings that are made with recycled materials and energy efficiency in mind tend to cost less to create. They also have the added benefit of lower monthly energy bills. Saying “YES!” to recycled materials is a great way to get that initial construction cost down. Check out this link to NBC Nightly news investigating the cost benefits of Green construction.

save money with recycled aggregate

Next time you are thinking about starting a project, call Westside Environmental at 201.472.1030 and ask about “Aggregate Sales“. We can help you get your construction budget where it needs to be.

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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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Patio

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Aquarium

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Walkways

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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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