The East End Landfill (TEEL) is an innovative, state-of-the-art landfill accepting construction and demolition (C&D) debris within a 150-mile radius of Richmond, Virginia. The site is one of a few of its kind in the U.S. to “mine” waste and recover salvageable, recyclable materials for use as fill material and resale.
This innovative sustainability process involves sophisticated machinery that separates materials and reduces waste to a smaller, dense mass. TEEL reduces the amount of waste material going into the landfill site and also reduces mass, thereby increasing precious space and conserving more open land. Recovered materials are sold for recycling or repurposed.
“Reducing and recycling C&D materials conserves landfill space, reduces the environmental impact of producing new materials, creates jobs, and can reduce overall building project expenses through avoided purchase/disposal costs.”
—Environmental Protection Agency