Clean Up a Vacant Lot in Your Town
Have you ever driven by an abandoned gas station in your neighborhood, or an empty lot? This is what’s known as a brownfield- a site that is difficult to redevelop because there are pollutants or potential contamination. There are many different kinds of brownfields. Besides larger industrial plants, there are also small properties in every community that were once places like gas stations or dry cleaners. The good news is that these areas can be revitalized and once again be livable and vibrant- we just have to do some recycling first.
To make this land usable again, there may literally be millions of tons of building related construction and demolition (C&D) materials generated. With so much waste comes opportunities to recover and reuse C&D materials at brownfield redevelopment sites. Read on to find resources for your community if there’s an area you’re interested in redeveloping in a socially responsible way.