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Construction companies in Sioux Falls discover a new way to go green

Sioux Falls area businesses are attempting to recycle their construction waste in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint. This not only reduces waste, but also saves money by reusing building materials.

Construction waste accounts for a large portion of total waste across the nation. It has been estimated that 2.5 to 4 tons of waste is created during the construction of a typical home. Large scale business and office buildings can waste twice that amount.

Several construction projects in Sioux Falls have already taken action to reduce their waste materials.

“In the global recession, everyone is looking for a way to save money. If we reduce waste on construction sites, it increases efficiency, which, in turn, reduces costs,” comments Bob Novak, the Divisional Vice President of Novak Sanitary Services.

Novak Sanitary Services offers customized recycling services for large and small construction projects in Sioux Falls. The Avera McKennan Cancer Institute, the largest building project in Sioux Falls history, is “Going Green from the Ground Up” by using recycled building materials and reducing construction waste.

“Recycling and reducing construction waste is the key to maintaining a clean, responsible community,” added Novak. “We want to help reduce waste by making recycling smart and easy.”