Western Disposal Services Participates In Recycling And LEED Programs In New Mexico.

LEED

Collection is our role in recycling.

Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit your community and the environment. Click Here To View Blogs on Each LEED Category:

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Western Disposal Services offers recycling of:

  • Asphalt
  • Cardboard
  • Concrete
  • Green Waste
  • Metal
  • Wood

Steps to Recycling Materials

Recycling includes the three steps below, which create a continuous loop, represented by the familiar recycling symbol.

  • Step 1: Collection and Processing
  • Step 2: Manufacturing
  • Step 3: Purchasing New Products Made from Recycled Materials

Benefits of Recycling

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators;
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals;
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials;
  • Saves energy;
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change;
  • Helps sustain the environment for future generations;
  • Helps create new well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States.
LEED certification

What is LEED Certification?

LEED is Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C) provides a framework for building a holistic green building, giving you the chance to nail down every sustainability feature, maximizing the benefits.

New Construction and Major Renovation: Addresses design and construction activities for both new buildings and major renovations of existing buildings. This includes major HVAC improvements, significant building envelope modifications and major interior rehabilitation.

Core and Shell Development: For projects where the developer controls the design and construction of the entire mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection system—called the core and shell—but not the design and construction of the tenant fit-out.

Schools: For buildings made up of core and ancillary learning spaces on K-12 school grounds. Can also be used for higher education and non-academic buildings on school campuses.

Retail: Addresses the unique needs of retailers—from banks, restaurants, apparel, electronics, big box and everything in between.

Data Centers: Specifically designed and equipped to meet the needs of high density computing equipment such as server racks, used for data storage and processing.

Warehouses and Distribution Centers: For buildings used to store goods, manufactured products, merchandise, raw materials, or personal belongings, like self-storage.

Hospitality: Dedicated to hotels, motels, inns, or other businesses within the service industry that provide transitional or short-term lodging with or without food.

Healthcare: For hospitals that operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and provide inpatient medical treatment, including acute and long-term care.

While Waste Recycling is an important piece of LEED Certification it is a portion of a very large set of scores. Be sure to check with your complete LEED guide to ensure your success.

 

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