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Civil | GRINNELL RECYCLING Green In and Out W hen LEED certification was in its early stages, builders often would start the greening process when construction started – many times neglecting to make sure demolition was done in an environmentally friendly manner. That’s where New Jerseybased Grinnell Recycling – which provides demolition services and recycles associated materials in East Coast states from Maine to North Carolina – comes in. The company holds a standard class B recycling license, which allows it to accept sourceseparated products such as wood, concrete and asphalt. But what sets Grinnell apart from its competitors is its New Jersey DEP permit to operate a materials recovery facility on the company’s 100-acre site. The Department of Environmental Protection-approved facility is a solid waste transfer station for type 13-C waste, which is construction and demolition debris that doesn’t have to be separated at the job site. Grinnell and its fleet of approximately 100 hauling trucks and 30 pieces of heavy equipment demolish buildings, then transfer the materials to its own recycling facility. Legal Counsel Jarrod Cofrancesco estimates that instead of 100 percent of the materials going to landfills, his company’s services cut that number down to 25 to 50 percent going to landfills. “We’ve developed a demolition business over the past two years that essentially feeds our material recovery facility,” Cofrancesco says. “We knock down buildings, load that construction debris into our own trucks and bring it to our own facility to recycle it. We pull out all the recyclables and move them on to secondary markets. “We’re able to do the work in our own trucks GRINNELL OFFERS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DEMOLITION AND RECYCLING. BY KELLY MCCABE Grinnell Recycling www.grinnellrecycling.com • Location: Sparta, N.J. • Employees: 65 • Services: Recycling and demolition “We’ve just made it our duty to be more environmentally responsible and to implement that duty into our everyday business.” –Jarrod Cofrancesco, legal counsel and machinery, and we have permits on-site to recycle the demo,” he continues. “We don’t have to bring other parties into the equation.” After the recycling process, all materials are made into recycled concrete, mulch, top soil »New Jersey-based Grinnell Recycling processes and recycles all eligible materials from demolition jobs at its 100-acre site. 94 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - January 2010
Construction Today - January 2010
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks
Construction Today - January 2010