Kartaway Adelaide provide bins and skips to builders and home renovators, when they pick up the bins or skips they will do the sorting, this saves builders valuable time. Most building materials can be recycled and Kartaway Adelaide recycle wherever possible.
Concrete can be recycled and is used for gravel and the base material for roadways. Recycling concrete saves on landfill, reduces gravel mining and reduces pollution. 1,360 gallons of water and 900 kg of co2 can be saved when one ton of cement is recycled. Construction costs can also be kept down by using recycled concrete.
The concrete is sent off to specialist facilities to be crushed in crushing machines. Trash, wood, paper and similar materials must be removed first, as only uncontaminated concrete can be put through the machines. The facility removes metals, using magnets. These metals are then melted down for recycling elsewhere. Once crushed other particulates are filtered out resulting in fines and aggregates, which can be used within the building and construction industry.
Recycled bricks can be used in many ways, they will be either cleaned for re-use, crushed into brick chips, or crushed into finer particles. The cleaned bricks are re-used for buildings, wall construction or landscaping. Recycled brick chips become landscape material and the fine brick particles are used in manufacturing road-base, fill sand, track and drainage material and to make new bricks.
Soil is inevitably picked up along with the waste when it is loaded, ending up at the Recycling Depots when the waste building materials are dropped off. This soil can also be recycled and is put through several screens to produce a finer product which can then be re-used.
Recycling Plaster .
Plaster board or Gyprock has been recycled very successfully. The board is separated to create the gypsum powder. This can be achieved quite efficiently where high quantities are available and the plaster powder produced is nearly as good as the virgin quality.