We are excited to share Dan McAuliffe’s article titled “Seattle is clamping down on waste from construction and demolition” in the Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC), published February 26, 2015. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in this important discussion!
The DJC publishes special editions throughout the year, highlighting various business-related topics. This February edition is related to Building Green – exactly the topic near and dear to our business.
The recycling regulation changes that Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is implementing are a positive start to addressing construction and demolition debris. SPU is helping organizations and contractors think more deeply about reducing waste going to our landfills. However, there is much more that can (and should) be done to bring this topic to the forefront in our community. As landfills continue to close and we become more concerned about sustainable building and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we are encouraged that the City of Seattle is working so hard on educating and collaborating with recycling facilities, contractors and homeowners. Now that SPU has lead the way, which corporation, developer, city or county will be next to implement a similar requirement?
Dan McAuliffe is the president of United Recycling & Container, a recycling facility and recycling hauler serving King and Snohomish counties for nearly 20 years. Read the full article here: http://www.djc.com/news/en/12075027.html