By Patrick Yost
A recently opened construction debris recycling business will be holding its grand opening on Feb. 28 and hopes to help change the way ground materials are produced and purchased.
According to Lightning Disposal and Recycling Manager Phillip Crowe, the business, located on Woodkraft Road, has invested in massive crushers and other machinery to take construction debris including concrete and turn it into usable, or “salable” material for roads, driveways and other practical uses for the material.
Crowe said the facility, a large “rock yard” surrounding by a containment fence with piles of recycled material and equipment, is an environmentally friendly operation that re-uses construction waste typically slated for landfill space. “We’re big on cleaning sites up,” he says. “We’ve been about the environment for a long while.”
“The idea is to keep material out of the landfill,” Crowe says.
Crowe said Lightning Disposal and Recycling identifies construction projects where demolition will produce material for the company’s crushers. They turn that material into recycled concrete crusher run, and three sizes of stone and asphalt milling.
“We take that product and make a salable product,”
He also says when customers deliver material to Lightning Disposal and Recycling they also save on landfill fees. “We can save people on disposal fees at the landfill,” he says.
Lightning also supplies asphalt repair kits for parking lot repair.
The company’s grand opening at its Woodkraft Road site will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.