The Recycling Process

Dump     Sort    Recycle


Dumpster containers are delivered to construction and demolition sites. They are filled with construction and demolition debris. The roll-offs are brought to C&D Recycling and our material recovery facility (MRF) in Northbrook where the load is weighed.

Construction and demolition debris is dumped onto our tipping floor at our state-of-the-art recycling center for sorting and recycling.

The materials are loaded onto conveyer belts. The debris is sorted in our fully automated recycling center.

Materials are then recycled.

  • Wood can be processed into mulch, compost, or cover for wildlife habitats and raw materials for chipboard and fuel
  • Concrete, stone, brick, and dirt is crushed into different sizes and reused for roads, airports, drainage media, embankments, and pavers
  • Asphalt shingles are ground and recycled into hot-mix Asphalt for road base
  • Metal is melted and reformed into new products
  • Cardboard is recycled into new cardboard
  • Plastic is melted and recycled into new plastic products
  • Electronic waste is sent out to our e-waste partner for proper destruction and disposal of electronics also providing appropriate documentation according to state and federal laws