After a construction job is done, you''ll find that there will be a lot of excess materials that might not be in a functional state to be reused. It's important, then, to find a contractor with the knowledge and desire to recycle those materials. A lot of what goes into the construction process, such as concrete, steel and wood, can be recycled at various centers throughout the country [source: EPA]. Your contractor should know of programs that can help with the recycling of those excess supplies so that your building site is the greenest it can possibly be.
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