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    21st Century Green Building Materials

    Last updated 3 years ago

    For centuries, architects and civil engineers were in search of stronger and more durable building materials. Today, that search includes materials that are eco-friendly and energy efficient. Buildings that are made out of renewable or recycled material have a smaller impact on the environment compared to those built using traditional techniques and materials. Here is a closer look at some cutting-edge green building materials:

    Plant-Based Rigid Foam
    What started as an eco-friendly surfboard material has now become one of the leading insulation materials for green architects and civil engineers. Manufactured from materials such as bamboo, hemp, and kelp, plant-based polyurethane rigid foam insulation offers high moisture and heat resistance, excellent acoustics, and protection against mold and pests.

    Recycled Steel
    Every year, approximately 65 tons of scrap steel are recycled. In addition to reducing the energy required to produce steel by 75 percent, recycling scrap metal also saves space in landfills. And according to the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI), it would require no more than six scrapped cars to build the frame for a 2,000 square-foot home. If you are renovating your home or office, rent a recycling dumpster from and turn your scrap metal into reusable building materials.

    Recycled Wood/Plastic Composite Lumber
    If you recycle plastic bags, you may find them in the construction of your new deck or playground. A 50/50 combination of wood fibers and recycled plastics is more durable and less toxic than conventional treated lumber. Composite lumber is also more resistant to mold and rot than conventional treated lumber products.

    Recycling scrap in your home or commercial properties will provide green building materials for future generations. offers recycling dumpster rentals and LEED-certified recycling solutions for homeowners and businesses throughout NJ. Visit our website or call (201) 258-3699 to learn more about our recycling services and dumpster rental solutions

    What is the Garbage Crisis?

    Last updated 3 years ago

    In just the past 100 years, the world has experienced some dramatic changes—but not all of them are beneficial for the environment. Individually packaged food servings, disposable diapers, and plastic bottles are just a few of the items that make up the mountains of garbage growing all around the world. Just in the U.S., the average American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day, most of which ends up in landfills. Unfortunately, this is not a sustainable solution.

    Cardella Waste and are doing their part to help solve the garbage crisis by offering building material recycling for homeowners and businesses in NJ. Our recycling solutions are perfect for home remodeling projects or large-scale construction jobs. Visit our website to learn more our about dumpster rentals and recycling services, or call u at (201) 258-3699 if you have any questions. 

    Why Proper Waste Disposal Is Essential After a Flood or Sewer Backup

    Last updated 3 years ago

    A home flood is often a traumatic ordeal. Depending on the level of the floodwaters, you may lose irreplaceable keepsakes or have to replace materials such as the floors and non-load bearing walls in your home. You may have to find other living arrangements while your home is cleared and restored. After a flood, it is important that you properly dispose of waste in order to:

    Avoid Contamination
    Floodwater is often contaminated with bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. If the flood is the result of a sewage backup, then it contains wastewater that almost certainly poses a biological hazard. Rainwater that enters your home after a storm drain backup may contain any number of contaminants, depending on what materials have washed into the drain. By extension, the materials that become waterlogged may be contaminated.

    Clear the Way for Remodeling
    If drywall and flooring in your home have become damaged beyond repair, you will need to remodel the interior. Before you can do this, you will need to demolish interior walls. You should rent a dumpster so that you have a place to put all your waste materials as you remove them. This is much easier than hauling carloads off to recycling centers or landfills yourself.

    Avoid Public Safety Hazards
    Owners of commercial spaces, especially the owners of apartment complexes or offices, need to address any flooding immediately. If waterlogged materials are allowed to remain in areas where tenants or building occupants can go, they may pose a public safety hazard, especially if mold or bacteria begin to grow in the flood area. Wet materials can also cause floor or wall collapse, which can injure renters or employees and lead to expensive lawsuits.

    During your cleanup, in New Jersey can provide delivery and pick up of large waste disposal containers to make the process easier. For more information about our dumpster rentals, call us today at (201) 258-3699 or visit us online

    Health Dangers of Water Damage

    Last updated 3 years ago

    In the aftermath of a natural disaster like last year’s Hurricane Sandy, many New Jersey homeowners found their homes flooded, their belongings covered by up to several feet of water. But it doesn’t take a large-scale storm to flood your home and cause water damage—a storm drain backup during heavy rains or a sewer line failure can also cause flooding.

    Water damage poses a threat to more than just your property. Soaked carpets and drywall can become breeding grounds for mold and bacteria, and if the water that has entered your home is sewage, there are number of diseases that it can spread. If the damage is severe, you may need to demolish entire sections of drywall and rip up the flooring to dispose of it safely.

    In such cases of extreme water damage, it is convenient to rent a dumpster that you can place outside your home. This provides you with a place to put all the waterlogged materials you remove from your home. Go to to book your container, or call us at (201) 258-3699. All you have to do is fill the container—we will bring it to you and haul it away to properly, responsibly dispose of the waste when you are done. 

    Understanding LEED and the Triple Bottom Line

    Last updated 3 years ago

    The U.S. Green Building council certifies construction and renovation projects according to how environmentally sustainable and green they are. Projects that meet certain stringent guidelines receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

    In order to be LEED certified, construction and renovation projects must dispose of waste materials in a way that has very little impact on the environment, preferably by recycling. LEED projects should protect the triple bottom line of building occupant health, monetary prosperity, and minimal environmental impact. Watch this video to learn more about LEED certification.

    If you would to dispose of waste from your New Jersey demolition, renovation, or construction project responsibly, visit or call us at (201) 258-3699 to learn more about our LEED recycling services. 

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