Workshop focuses on wood waste reduction |

Workshop focuses on wood waste reduction


FRISCO – As the summer building season steps into high gear, the Summit Green Building Group wants to highlight ways to reduce both cost and waste on construction sites and showcase environmentally friendly building products that are available locally.A workshop of the subjects takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Frisco Recreation Building at Third and Granite. It will feature a presentation by Summit Recycling Project about recycling options currently available for Summit County builders.”Some estimates show that 40 percent of our landfill’s waste stream is wood waste, which is why diverting construction material and other wood waste is a priority for us,” said Summit Recycling operations manager Kevin Berg.The Summit County Waste Facility recently cut fees at the landfill in half for clean wood waste, going from $30 per ton to $15 per ton.The reduced fees are intended to create a financial incentive for builders and others to separate clean wood waste, which is chipped up into mulch and used in compost, landscaping or other projects.The Summit Recycling Project, as well as other waste haulers in Summit County, can provide containers and hauling for clean wood waste, scrap metal, and other recyclables from construction sites.Summit Recycling Project is also looking for partners for three separate construction or demolition recycling pilot projects to take place this summer. Interested builders are encouraged to attend the workshop on Wednesday for more information.At the workshop, Cathy Kumar of EcoProducts will provide an overview of environmentally friendly building materials that are available locally.For information about the presentations or the Summit Green Building Group, call Summit Recycling Project at (970) 668-5703 or Megan Hadaway at Matthew Stais Architects at (970) 453-0444.

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