Granite—Recycle, Reduce, Re-use



From time to time, we get asked the question, “what do you do with your granite scrap?” While most of our scrap granite gets recycled, I’d like to define the term “scrap, ” as customers sometimes get confused between scrap and remnants (partial slabs). Scrap granite is the “actual waste” from a project. It tends to be smaller pieces, or uneven type chunks that would typically have no further resale value. Remnant pieces or partial slabs are the left over material from full slabs, or other partial material. They are often selected by customers for smaller projects such as a bathroom vanity, a fireplace surround, a table top, etc. and the color options are typically quite large, as new partial slab inventory is accumulated daily.

Our scrap granite, in most cases, is thrown in our dumpster and picked up by our Waste Management service. From there, it is typically shipped to a sand and gravel company for crushing and mixed with concrete rubble, so it can be re-used for roads, and driveways. We also recycle our  undermount sink cut-outs and sell them for garden pavers.

Let’s take a look at few undermount sink cutouts used as granite pavers…

pavers 1

Granite garden pavers from sink cut-outs

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Granite garden pavers from sink cut-outs

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Barb

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Posted in Granite, Recycle on August 1st, 2013 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Taking It To The Streets…



From time to time, we get asked for pricing information on “scrap” material. Most customers however, are not really looking for “scrap” granite, but rather are looking for pricing and information on partial slabs, (material that is left over from a full slab), for a smaller project such as a bathroom vanity, a fireplace surround, a bar top,  a shelf, etc.

Scrap granite is the “actual waste” from a project and tends to be smaller pieces, or chunks that typically have no further resale value. Our scrap, in most cases, is thrown in our dumpster and picked up by Veit, our Waste Management service, who then ships it to a sand and gravel company for crushing. Our granite is typically mixed with concrete rubble and then re-used for road bases, driveways, and who knows…maybe your street?

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Barb

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Posted in Granite, Industry News, Recycle on November 15th, 2011 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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