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Top 10 Things to Recycle at Your Construction Site


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Landscaping Waste
Homeowners can move and replant vegetation such as hydrangeas, hostas and rosebushes.
Homeowners can move and replant vegetation such as hydrangeas, hostas and rosebushes.
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When you're cutting brush from your backyard, or removing trees and other vegetation to make room for a new house, recycling landscape waste should be an important part of your building plan. Many states and local communities have banned landscape waste from local landfills, so contractors are pretty much required to reuse or recycle the waste. Contractors can use most yard waste as mulch to place around the yard as a landscape accent and to reduce weed growth. Homeowners can also compost most landscape waste, or dig up and replant vegetation such as hydrangeas, hostas and rosebushes.


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