CityCenter has a comprehensive recycling program, and developers didn't wait for the doors to open to begin this aggressive initiative.
Construction activities generate great quantities of solid waste that is typically disposed of in landfills. Disposing of construction debris in this manner not only wastes reusable resources, but can also harm the environment by contributing to a practice that contaminates groundwater and emits methane gas.
Committed to reducing its environmental footprint, the CityCenter team developed a strict construction waste management plan at the outset of the project to redirect recyclable and reusable resources back into the manufacturing process. This commitment to recycling continues at CityCenter every day.
- Recycling at the CityCenter site began before the first brick was laid. A single structure had to be removed from the site prior to construction. More than 85 percent of the materials from the old Boardwalk hotel were reused or recycled, keeping tons of materials from going into local landfills and preventing the need to manufacture new materials where old materials already on site could be utilized.
- The CityCenter team explored every opportunity to reuse the debris from the Boardwalk Hotel and Casino demolition. Doors, hardware, scrap steel, other metals and carpet were sold to resellers; broken tiles, concrete and asphalt were taken offsite, crushed and used as structural filler; salvaged toilets and countertops were used in projects in Mexico. These measures not only diverted waste from landfills, but also lessened the demand for virgin materials, new product manufacturing and transportation.
- CityCenter uses four recycling docks to separate and collect recyclable materials, such as paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metals, kitchen grease and other commodities.
Currently, more than 94 percent of construction debris at CityCenter has been diverted from landfills.