Yet another green facility in our responsible landscape operation is Circosta Iron and Metal Company. During the demo phase of our projects, we often run into all kinds of old metal fences, rebar, pipes, furniture etc. Instead of bringing it to landfills, we’ll sort it and recycle it. Below you see our truck on the scale prior to unloading.
Green Construction: Sustainable Crushing
Below is Recology’s Sustainable Crushing, another green facility that Tamate landscaping utilizes. This operation is only known to tradesman, and is hidden in the Bayview. Heres the only sign they have, no address or phone number. They crush and recycle concrete and sell it back to contractors and concrete mixing companies.
Here we are dumping our load. In the background is the conveyor for the massive crushing machine.
Green Construction: Greens Recycling
Another recycling company that we frequent is Bayview Greenwaste Management company. They are the epitome of GREEN Recycling and we just love them. As you may know, green waste such as plants, weeds etc., that are the byproducts of our excavation on new projects, breaks down in our landfills at an accelerated rate (as opposed to other waste) and produce methane gas, which is directly related to depleting our ozone layer.
We at Tamate Landscaping sort thru and gather all of our green waste and bring it to Bayview Greenwaste , which in turn grinds it up in a massive kitchen disposer type of machine and they send it back out as compost to condition the rocky or sandy soil that is so prevalent in San Francisco. Its really a “triple whammy” green company. They help reduce methane emissions, keep debris out of our landfills and contribute to a more rich soil, plant growth and photosynthesis, which is our “air scrubber”. Give them a try!
Below you see a photo of Greenwastes’ contact information, Tamate Landscaping dumping their load at Greenwaste and Greenwastes massive grinder.
Green Construction: Concrete Recycling
Tamate Landscaping strives to do their share in terms of reducing their carbon footprint. Little things, if done consistently add up and make a difference. Here you see one of the recycling facilities that we deal with regularly. When we excavate concrete during the demolition phase of a project, we sort it and bring it to Baylands Soil Processing. They only take “clean” concrete so it must be sorted. No bricks accepted. BSP then grinds up the concrete and resells it to us and others for use as base rock, drain rock and other construction materials. They are only 5 minutes south of San Francisco so using their services not only saves on our diesel cost but saves tons of diesel in general by not having unrecycled material trucked in from out of the area on big rigs. In addition, it keeps the material out of our landfills.