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    Keeping recycling bins handy from the start, such as this makeshift plywood bin, can ensure proper disposal and recycling of materials from the start of construction.
 
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    For efficient recycling collection, the recycling bins must be labeled and located in areas easily accessible by students and staff.
    Resource: wastewiseproducts.com
  • Recycling During Construction
    Recycling by contractors during construction will decrease the amount of waste sent to landfills. Construction waste materials, including corrugated cardboard, metals, and clean fill like concrete or brick can be recycled or reused. This can save money that would otherwise be spent to dispose of used materials. If the construction project is development of a Brownfield or existing building, it may be possible to reuse parts of the site.
  • Recycling and Waste Prevention
    Schools can model good resource conservation habits by implementing recycling and waste prevention programs.  To do so, recycling needs to be integrated into the building design with dedicated spaces for recycling collection. Schools can have a significant impact on reducing their waste, resulting in a reduction of 1.5 billion pounds less solid waste each year.
 
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