Aug 5, 2010 2:58 PM by Greg Boyce

Builders learn to recycle

We all know building projects produce a lot of waste.  BETTR Recycling says it can help recycle 90 percent of that material.

On Thursday, Aug. 26, they'll show local buildings how to do it.

Panel members represent organizations that offer recycling services and require construction recycling, such as the Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Restore, Recycled Aggregate, and Western Scrap.

The lunch-n-learn runs over the noon lunch hour, from 12:11 to 12: 49 p.m., at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada, in Suite 102. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation.

Construction and demolition waste constitutes about 40 percent of the total solid waste stream in the United States. Recycling, rather than trashing, these materials is a growing component in green building practices.

Each month, the City Green Team sponsors a lunch-n-learn topic on environmental issues. For more information contact City of Colorado Springs Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland, 719-385-CSGN (2746) or




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