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Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste recycling offers an alternative to costly landfilling. In addition to landfill diversion many of the commodities which comprise C&D debris have value once properly sorted and prepared for market such as:

  • Wood
  • Fibers
  • Plastics
  • Textiles
  • Concrete
  • Metal
  • Brick
  • Drywall
  • Roofing products

Sorting C&D Recycling Technologies

Green Machine offers a wide range of processing solutions from simple and inexpensive to fully automated high production processing systems. Many applications require only simple manual sort conveyors with a variety of available economical component options designed to separate material elements by size, weight, magnetism and visual inspection. However in order to reach some of the best paying markets high tech sorting components such as optical sorters and robotics are required to produce conforming clean commodities. Human eye alone is not sufficient to precisely identify and recover the highest value commodities. Some of the system components which comprise an Green Machine are listed below:


    What Makes Our Technology Different?

    If you’re looking for a reason to use one of our C&D recycling systems, here are a few of the benefits:

    • Optical technologies which can sort clean natural wood from contaminated and pressure treated lumber enabling use in waste to energy markets.
    • Sorting of dirty plastics into each individual commodity.
    • Removal of dangerous elements.
    • Separation of metals into each commodity group.
    • Identification and separation of aggregates by group.
    • Compostable materials segregation and recovery.

    If you’d like to know more about our construction & demolition waste recycling system, contact Green Machine today.

    C&D Recycling, Construction & Demolition Waste Recycling System Includes the Following Components


When a building or house is demolished, C&D recycling methods can collect and reuse much of the material.

  • About 25% of all of these materials are processed by recycling centers.
  • These centers often make use of the advanced recycling and sorting systems made by Green Machine to sort and process materials.
  • Sorting C&D Recycling When a building is demolished, most of the time the recyclables are collected but not sorted.
  • The time required to sort all of these materials would tie up the job site for a good amount of time, adding days or weeks to a schedule.
  • This means that these materials must be separated at the recycling center.
  • Once they are, they can be bundled and then shipped to various paying customers instead of dumped in a landfill.

Why Use a C&D Recycling System? If you’re looking for a reason to use one of our construction & demolition waste recycling systems, here are a few of the benefits:

  • It makes it easier to recycle C&D waste by reducing the time it takes to sort and process it.
  • Employees don’t have as much contact with the materials, reducing their risk of getting cut or otherwise injured.
  • Our construction & demolition waste recycling equipment is designed to be very durable and require very little oversight or maintenance.
  • Demolition Waste is mostly crushed heavy fractions, like tiles, concrete, asphalt, soil and aggregates.
  • The rest mostly consists of wood, RFD, rebar and metals.
  • Construction waste that is much lighter mostly consists of waste materials, cardboard packaging, and rubble from a construction or renovation.
  • Up to 97% of the total mass can be re-used in or as a product. For the C&D industry several options are available.
  • One of the most common reusable products in C&D recycling flows are the aggregates.
  • Clean aggregates can be reused as a foundation material in road constructions, as a gravel substitute in concrete or as a trench fill material for road maintenance.
  • Construction and Demolition recycling, usually called C&D Recycling, is created when buildings are destroyed or during the construction process.
  • These materials include concrete, metal, brick, lumber, drywall, carpet, pipe, plastic, and other materials used in construction.
  • C&D recycling materials account for around 25 percent of all materials that are processed through recycling centers.
  • While the use of green building techniques has helped to reduce the amount of C&D materials, there is still a large amount of these items that must be recycled, creating the need for advanced construction and demolition processing systems.
  • Most often, C&D materials are accepted as mixed recyclables due to the large amount of time it would require to sort them.
  • Construction and demolition recycling requires very heavy duty recycling systems because of the weight and size of the chunks of material.
  • The Green Machine® C&D recycling equipment utilizes a number of different devices to separate these materials by type.
  • This process includes grinders, screeners, shredders, automatic optical sorting, air & water separators, and manual sorting to reduce the volume of waste and separate each commodity.

Once separated, these commodities are bundled and sent to paying markets for reuse rather than being sent to a landfill. The Green Machine® construction and demolition processing systems are constructed to be the most efficient and low-cost C&D recycling equipment on the market. They are heavy duty systems that can withstand the large volume and high weight of materials involved in demolition recycling.

We invite all interested customers to view a demonstration of our construction and demolition processing systems and to speak with us about their C&D recycling needs.

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