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