Recycling

I have visited and photographed more than 100 teardown and construction sites in Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood. I have seen only one example of recycling:  the removal of gutters and downspouts at the first teardown I watched in Oct. 2011. I have never seen a sight like this one in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward — a bin for recycled construction waste:

Recycling bin, Randolph Street construction site, Atlanta. June 2014.

Recycling bin, Randolph Street construction site, Atlanta. June 2014.

Randolph Street construction site, Atlanta. June 2014.

Randolph Street construction site, Atlanta. June 2014.

This recent post to the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association’s Facebook page likely explains why. Resident Mike Curtice commented on June 21, “Generally from a business point of view (profitability) a builder would prefer to tear down, completely.”

Oakhurst Neighborhood Association Facebook post comments. Screen capture June 25, 2014.

Oakhurst Neighborhood Association Facebook post comments. Screen capture June 25, 2014.

Readers, please send me photos/details if you see recycling at Oakhurst teardown and construction sites.

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