Silverado is dedicated to protecting the environment. We separate waste streams to recycle or reuse as much material as possible. We take pride in the fact that on the majority of our projects, we exceed 75% recycling/reuse of material. By reselling salvaged goods and equipment, Silverado can offer our clients the best value for the job. Through our recycling program, Silverado assists our clients in achieving their LEED goals.
Client Salvage: We work closely with our clients to assist with identifying and carefully salvaging building components and equipment that the client intends to reuse. We have the experienced staff and crews that have the ability to salvage items from doors, windows, carpet tiles, ceiling tiles to more complex historical finishes and woodwork that requires tagging and cataloging. For larger equipment we have the heavy equipment and experienced rigging crews to salvage large equipment including air units, boilers, and generators.
Concrete & Concrete Crushing: All concrete that is removed from a site is sent to a concrete crushing facility that will crush and screen the concrete to make various new rock materials. In addition if a project’s size, schedule and location permit we can crush the concrete onsite and leave the material for later reuse onsite.
Metals: Silverado separates all ferrous and non-ferrous metals on our jobsites. This not only reduces the overall waste stream but allows us to provide competitive pricing. We utilize magnets attached to our excavators to safely remove as much ferrous metal as possible.
Wood/Timbers: Large timbers and large quantities of wood are separated onsite. Wood can be sold for reuse, sent to cogeneration power plants, or ground up to make landscaping materials.
Brick: For historic projects we can salvage pallets of brick to be reincorporated into the project or saved for later repairs. Brick can be crushed and reused and is always recycled.
Waste Transfer Facilities: A majority of any remaining waste not individually separated onsite is trucked to a waste transfer facility that is set up specifically for source separating construction and demolition debris including concrete, porcelain, rigid plastics, tile, lumber, metals, masonry, plastic, rock, carpet, insulation and more