Every Day is Green Up Day at the Waterbury State Office Complex

May 2, 2014 by

Our home state of Vermont celebrates a long-standing tradition the first weekend of every May: Green Up Day. Droves of rubber glove-wearing, trash bag-toting Vermonters take to the streets, highways and country lanes to pick up garbage that has been collecting under the blanket of Vermont’s long winter.

At the State Waterbury State Office Complex construction site in central Vermont, we’ve been leading our own green-up activities.

Over the past nine months, our teams have worked to deconstruct 355,000 square feet of structures heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. But instead of throwing away the debris, we’re recycling 94 percent of it. That’s nearly 22,100 tons of trash to date that can be put to better use, saving about 1,000 round trips to the landfill.

To learn more about how we’re greening up our construction site in Waterbury, watch this interview with PC Construction’s Jay Fayette that appeared on NECN.

Work in progress on the Waterbury State Office Complex project.

Work in progress on the Waterbury State Office Complex project.

As part of the recycling efforts, bricks and concrete are crushed and hauled off site to be used for future road base.Z

As part of the recycling efforts, bricks and concrete are crushed and hauled off site to be used for future road base.