New LEED student housing development recycling nearly 98 percent of construction debris.
At Your Disposal Waste Services (AYD), an Austin, Texas-based company providing roll-off dumpsters, is currently working with JE Dunn Construction on the development of a new student housing apartment building in Austin. AYD is providing two different sizes of roll-off dumpsters and is also providing recycling hauling, transporting construction debris to local recycling centers in order to fulfill Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements on the project. The new building is located at 24th street and San Gabriel, several blocks from the University of Texas at Austin’s west campus.
The new six-story student housing building will be called Regents West at 24th, joining a similar student housing complex, Regents West at 26th, located just a few blocks away. The amenities offered to students will include a regular shuttle to campus, a study lounge, fitness center, wireless high-speed internet and on-site maintenance. The building will offer students a variety of floor plans and apartment sizes ranging from efficiency studios to five-bedroom apartments. Regents West is currently leasing units for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.
As a LEED project, this construction requires all construction debris and waste to be appropriately recycled. AYD is providing both 20-yard and 40-yard dumpsters on site and hauling debris for recycling. Per LEED requirements, AYD also provides a percentage breakdown of all materials hauled and the total amount that is recycled.
"On brand new construction sites, we’re easily recycling 95 to 98 percent of all debris generated at the worksite," says Chuck Herb, owner of AYD. "Recycling on construction projects is mandatory here in Austin, and as an independent hauler we have the ability to offer faster and more frequent service to our customers, which helps to keep the project running smoothly and efficiently."
AYD is a LEED-certified waste collection company and participates in the Texas Environmental Quality Initiatives Program as well as local community beautification projects.