February 17, 2015
The board of commissioners for New Hanover County, North Carolina, have voted in favor of issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for equipment that would allow the county to increase the amount of construction and demolition debris it can recycle.
Joe Suleyman, director of the county’s Department of Environmental Management, says the county has been pulling out around 6,000 tons of C&D material for the past decade in a labor-intensive method. Materials being recovered include pallets and lumber, asphalt shingles, carpet, sheetrock, metals and old corrugated containers. Local markets exist for all the material the county is recovering.