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Recent Construction Waste Projects

Going Green from the Ground Up!

We realize the importance of minimizing the impact on the environment and are taking steps to make it convenient for all of our commercial waste collection customers to "go green." By providing recycling services customized to meet the requirements of each and every construction project, we aim to make recycling smart and easy.

Here are just a few of the projects in which Novak Sanitary Service has played a key waste mitigation role.

Denny Sanford Premier Event Center

Brian Boe, Superintendent of Mortenson Construction from Denny Sanford Event Center describes this project.

Cherapa Place Project: Generating new life on an old site

The Cherapa Place was built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. It was built on a reclaimed industrial site in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls. The project recycled 80 percent of its construction waste - the concrete from the former building was even recycled and used to pave the parking area of the new building.

Recycling Results
  • Garbage: 338.25 Tons
  • Wood: 213.75 Tons
  • Cardboard: 158.5 Tons
  • Steel: 22.5 Tons
  • Plastic, Tin, Aluminum: 32.5 Tons
  • Styrofoam: 7.5 Tons
  • Mixed Office Paper: 3 Tons

Courthouse Square Project

This downtown Sioux Falls project, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building, diverted more than 80 percent of its construction waste material from the landfill. Courthouse Square was built on an existing commercial site and a large majority of the materials from the former building were either recycled or reused.

Recycling Results
  • Garbage: 38 Tons
  • Wood: 55.5 Tons
  • Cardboard: 6.25 Tons
  • Steel: 21.75 Tons
  • Plastic, Tin, Aluminum: .75 Tons
  • Mixed Office Paper: .5 Tons

Sioux Falls Seminary

This new 45,000 square foot LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified facility, was once one of only a few with such status in Sioux Falls. From the floor to ceiling, they addressed features of the building and construction process to become more green. All of the waste was sorted and recycled, so minimum material went into the landfill.

Avera Mckennan Cancer Institute

The Avera Mckennan Cancer Institute is the largest single building project in Sioux Falls' history. Aiming for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, the building is currently registered as a LEED project. Recycling and reducing construction waste are key to maintaining this elite designation. The project is anticipated to be complete in November of 2010.