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October 6, 2011

Seattle cutting construction, demolition waste

  • Materials such as asphalt, paving, brick and concrete will soon be banned from landfills.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Photo courtesy of King County Solid Waste Division [enlarge]
    King County is testing RAS on this two-mile paving project in south King County. About 3 percent of the hot-mix asphalt uses recycled roofing shingles.

    The city of Seattle is trying to recycle more construction and demolition waste. To do this, it plans to ban a number of materials from the landfill in future years.

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