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Recycled Concrete & Asphalt projects
Valley Corporation believes in sustainability, in durability, and in finding smarter ways to keep our projects cost-conscious without sacrificing quality. We put these values into action daily by offering recycled concrete and recycled asphalt services in Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA, alongside other means of diverting construction waste.
Roughly 100 million tons of asphalt is reclaimed per year, 95% of which finds its way back to our roads, highways, and parking lots. Recycled asphalt comes from the milled top layer of a driveway or road surface, leaving the sub-base intact; the reclaimed asphalt is pulverized and processed on-site, though it can also be taken off-site for further processing. This keeps tens of millions of tons of asphalt out of local landfills, reduces the use of virgin asphalt, and saves money besides.
While asphalt may claim the crown for recycling, recycled concrete comes in a close second. Once our demolition services move out, our recyclers move in; the existing mass of concrete has its rebar removed and the concrete further broken down using crushing and screening equipment. Transporting this equipment keeps us agile and mobile, but it serves another purpose as well: concrete recycling involves less use and transport of raw materials, making this an especially effective way to repurpose bulk concrete and keep projects cost-effective.
Recycled Aggregate Services
For close to three decades, Midwest Aggregates, the aggregate recycling division of Valley Corporation, has offered recycled concrete and asphalt for sale. Our customers range from small retail orders to large-scale foundation work for the trade. We use our own crushers and screeners to economize on cost without compromising the quality of our finished materials, and we offer delivery service as well; as a result, we’re the aggregate recyclers of choice for individuals and contractors in the Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa areas.
The Advantages of Construction Waste Recycling
Why are recycled aggregate, concrete, and asphalt better than disposal?
- Strength: Recycled materials provide all the strength of their newer counterparts, or — in the case of asphalt — actually outperform their newly-manufactured counterparts, leading to higher durability and lower maintenance.
- Sustainability: New concrete, asphalt, and aggregate are resource-intensive, using energy and raw materials and requiring transport. Recycling diverts materials from landfills, uses less energy, and decreases a project’s environmental footprint.
- Cost Savings: Using less — less raw materials, less energy, and less reliance on transportation — means lower costs, to say nothing of the fees avoided by finding alternatives to disposal. Those savings add up for municipalities trying to squeeze every penny out of a bond issue, or developers trying to control costs.
Construction Waste Salvage
As a further service to our clients (and a spillover from our demolition services), we also offer a wide range of salvaged products, diverting still more construction waste from area landfills. Whether you seek sustainable disposal of construction waste, or you’re trying to save money by using salvaged items, get in touch for:
- Recycled lumber
- Reclaimed telephone poles
- Antique brick pavers
- Retaining wall blocks
- And much more
Construction Waste Recycling Near Omaha
The best-planned construction projects require contractors to evaluate not just the progress of a build, but to track the materials we’re using from cradle to grave. Recycling isn’t just a more sustainable choice; it’s a smarter and more cost-effective one. To learn more benefits, or for help with your own construction waste recycling needs, reach out to Valley Corporation.