96.5% waste recycling rate for old city hall demolition saves money, helps environment. Hardly anything except hazardous material went into a landfill from demolition of the old Windsor city hall, a recycling feat being hailed as “truly remarkable.
Most of the old city hall building has been recycled.
When the project began, the city was hoping to achieve an 80 to 85% recycle rate from materials left behind from the demolition of the old building, including crushing the concrete on site and reusing it is as backfill where the old foundation was removed.
This effort was made to save money on both backfill and the cost that would have been involved to transfer material to the landfill, not to mention the environmental benefits.
Budget Environmental Disposal, the contractor tasked with this project, reports that the actual waste diversion achieved was 96.5%.
Of 8,301.13 metric tonnes of waste, only 283 ended up in landfill.