O’ROURKE can help its clients achieve their green-building and sustainability goals by optimizing the reuse of debris, earn valuable points toward LEED® certification and reduce the overall environmental impact. You can recycle most common Construction & Demolition debris including concrete, porcelain, rigid plastics, tile, lumber, metals, masonry, plastic, rock, carpet, insulation, equipment and more.  O’ROURKE is always working on ways to recover new materials to save you money on your project.

O’ROURKE owns a 55 acre State permitted Construction and Demolition Landfill & Recycling Facility located in Hooven, OH.  This facility allows us to closely manage our waste streams and maximize our re-use efforts in-house when geographically feasible.  Whitewater Reclamation & Recycling Facility

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Waste Management and Recycling | O’Rourke Wrecking Company

Waste management is collecting, transporting, processing, and disposing waste materials. Reprocessing resources into new goods is what is meant by recycling. Together, waste management and recycling can help reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills.

According to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, reducing, reusing, and recycling waste materials can help protect the environment and save valuable resources.

At O’Rourke Wrecking Company, we offer a waste management and recycling services to our clients on our projects. We can recycle the most common construction and demolition debris, which helps reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills.

Why are waste management and recycling important?

Proper waste management and recycling are essential for many reasons.

  • Waste management and recycling protect the environment: When improperly disposed, waste can pollute the air, water, and land. This can lead to various problems, such as health issues for humans and animals, damage to plant life, and even climate change.

  • It helps reduce landfill usage: It helps reduce landfill usage by recycling the materials into new products. This not only protects the environment but also saves valuable resources.
  • Proper waste disposal is essential for public health: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), proper waste disposal is necessary for the public’s health. Improper waste disposal can cause many health problems, including infectious diseases.

  • Recycling can save you money: Recycling can save you money by reducing the number of materials that need to be purchased. It can also help reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills, saving you money on your trash bill.

Materials recycled from construction and demolition debris

At O’ROURKE, we are a waste management company, and we recycle the most common construction and demolition debris. This includes materials such as:

  • Concrete
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Brick

Recycling these products contributes to cutting down on trash sent to landfills. Maximizing trash reuse also aids our clients in achieving their sustainability and green construction objectives.

How construction and demolition debris can be recycled

Construction and demolition debris can be recycled by breaking it down into smaller pieces. The smaller the pieces, the easier it is to recycle.

Construction and demolition debris account for much of the year’s waste. It includes concrete, brick, wood, and glass from construction or renovation projects.

C&D waste is a valuable resource that can be recycled and used in new projects. For example, concrete can be crushed and used as aggregate in new concrete. Chipped wood can be used as animal bedding or mulch. Glass can be crushed and used as aggregate in new concrete or asphalt.

You can reduce, reuse, and recycle construction and demolition debris in many ways. Some of these ways include:

  • Reusing materials for your project
  • Donating materials to a local reuse center
  • recycling materials at a local recycling facility.

Types of projects these services are available

We offer various services to help businesses and organizations waste less and recycle more. We can provide custom waste management solutions for all projects, from office buildings to construction sites.

O’Rourke’s recycling specialists offer a waste management and recycling services for a variety of projects, including:

Commercial Construction

Construction projects produce a lot of waste. The construction industry is one of the world’s leading waste producers. This waste can be recycled, but recycling rates are still relatively low.

Residential construction

Residential construction projects produce a lot of waste. This waste can be recycled, but it takes careful planning and coordination.

Demolition projects

Demolition projects often generate a lot of waste, which can be recycled or reused. Proper waste management is essential to minimize the environmental impact of demolition projects. Garbage can be sorted into wood, metal, and concrete.

Green building and sustainability initiatives

Sustainability is another key aspect of green building. Sustainability means finding ways to use resources efficiently, so they are not depleted. Some sustainable building practices include using renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, and sustainable materials, such as bamboo and cork.

Benefits of O’Rourke’s waste management and recycling services

Save money on your construction project

O’Rourke Wrecking Company offers waste management and recycling services that can help save you money on your construction project. By optimizing debris reuse, they can recover new materials, which helps achieve green-building and sustainability goals.

Develop innovative new ways of waste management and recycling

O’ROURKE is constantly striving to develop innovative new waste management and recycling methods to keep up with the ever-changing world. One of the latest innovations from O’ROURKE is the development of a new recycling process that can recycle concrete and asphalt.

This innovation will help to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and will also help to reduce the emissions from concrete and asphalt production. O’ROURKE is committed to developing new and better waste management and recycling methods to help make the world cleaner and healthier.

Constantly looking for ways to make its services better

O’Rourke Wrecking Company is committed to providing the best possible service to its customers. We do this by constantly looking for ways to improve our waste management and recycling practices. We have invested in state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to recycle more waste than ever.

Our commitment to constantly looking for ways to improve our services is one of the many things that set O’ROURKE waste management specialists apart from our competitors.

Provides excellent customer service

At O’Rourke Wrecking Company, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. We understand that dealing with waste and recyclables can be daunting, which is why we are here to help.

We’ll collaborate with you to create a waste management strategy that meets your requirements and budget. To assist you in minimizing your influence on the environment, we also provide some recycling solutions. So if you’re looking for a company that can provide quality waste management services, look no further than O’Rourke Wrecking Company.

Waste management and recycling facility

O’Rourke Wrecking Company maintains a state of Ohio licensed Construction & Demolition landfill and recycling facility – Whitewater Reclamation & Recycling Facility. This facility allows us to monitor our waste streams closely and recycle as much waste as possible. We, as a recycling firm, take great pride in our waste management and recycling efforts as, as we know, they benefit both the environment and our bottom line.


Whitewater Reclamation & Recycling Facility

One of the essential waste management facilities in the state of Ohio is Whitewater Reclamation & Recycling Facility.

This C&D Recycling Facility can process over 2 million tons of waste a year. This waste is then recycled or reused in some way. Our facility is equipped with the latest recycling technology, and our team is highly trained in waste management best practices. We are committed to doing our part to reduce waste and recycle as much as possible.


We’re the waste management and recycling experts

If you need waste management or recycling services, contact O’Rourke Wrecking Company. We are a leading provider of these services and are always looking for ways to improve our practices.

To learn more about our services, contact us right away. We look forward to hearing from you!

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