construction waste industry

Construction Waste Recycling Industry

The construction waste recycling industry refers to a series of activities involving the generation, collection, transportation, treatment and utilization of construction waste. Through a series of technical means and innovative methods, it transforms seemingly useless construction waste into valuable resources and products, realizing the transformation from “waste” to “treasure”. The transformation from “waste” to “treasure” is realized.

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construction waste and demolition
With the acceleration of urbanization and the increase of old city renovation, infrastructure construction and other projects, the production of construction waste is also increasing dramatically. Therefore, how to effectively manage and utilize construction waste has become an important issue for all countries. This industry is not only related to environmental protection, resource conservation and sustainable development, but also an area full of business opportunities and innovation potential.

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Collection and cleaning

Excavators and wheel loaders are responsible for collecting and cleaning the construction waste, digging the waste out of the construction site or stockpile area and carrying it.

wheel loader
Wheel loader


Crushing equipment is used to pulverize the waste construction material into the right particle size to enable subsequent processing or reuse.

transport crawler construction waste crusher plant
crawler construction waste crusher plant in factory
crawler construction waste crusher plant working

Sorting and Screening

After crushing, the construction waste needs to be sorted by screening equipment to separate out different sizes and types of construction waste for sorting and reuse.

vibration screening equipment
vibration screening machine

Reprocessing and production

  • Concrete mixing plant is used to produce recycled concrete by mixing the treated concrete chips with cement, aggregate and other raw materials into recycled concrete.
  • Asphalt plant is used to produce recycled asphalt, mixing the treated asphalt chips with other raw materials into recycled asphalt for paving and rehabilitation.
  • Sand Making Machine is used to produce recycled aggregate, reprocessing sand and gravel from construction waste to produce recycled aggregate for the production of concrete products.

Conveying and Transportation

  • Concrete pumps and concrete mixer trucks are responsible for conveying the produced recycled concrete to the construction site or transporting the processed construction waste to the reprocessing plant for reuse.

trailer concrete pump machine
mixer truck


  • Concrete pavers can use the produced concrete to build infrastructure such as roads, bridges, airport runways, etc., supplemented by self-leveling systems (such as
    vibrating comb plates or rollers) to ensure a smooth and dense concrete surface.
  • Asphalt pavers are able to evenly spread hot mix asphalt mixtures on road foundations, and meet the needs of road construction of different specifications by adjusting the paving thickness and width.

concrete paving machines
Concrete paving machines
asphalt paver
Asphalt paver

Multifunctional Equipment: Concrete Production and Pumping

  • Self-loading Concrete Mixer
  • Concrete Mixer Pump

self-loading concrete mixer machine
concrete mixer and pump

Types of Construction Wastes

construction debris

1. Construction debris

This is waste generated during the construction of buildings and structures, including but not limited to:

  • Concrete blocks
  • Bricks
  • Tiles
  • Stone
  • Steel
  • Timber
  • Plastic
  • Packing materials

Renovation debris
Reno Waste

2. Renovation waste

Waste from building interior renovation or refurbishment activities, e.g:

  • Used wallpaper
  • Flooring materials (e.g. old floor boards, floor tiles)
  • Old doors and windows
  • Bathroom fixtures
  • Wires and cables
  • Various types of decorative materials

demolition wastes
Construction And Demolition Waste

3. Demolition waste

Waste generated during the process of building demolition (including remodeling of historical buildings) usually includes:

Large quantities of structural materials such as concrete, masonry, steel, etc.

  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Gypsum board
  • Roofing materials, etc.

road demolition waste
asphalt road demolition

4. Road demolition waste

This includes waste generated during the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges, such as:

  • Old asphalt
  • Crushed stone
  • Concrete
  • Road signs and guardrails, etc.

Yard Waste
landscaping waste

5. Landscaping waste

Waste generated during the construction and maintenance of landscaping, mainly including:

  • Tree branches
  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Soil
  • Waste flower pots, etc.

dailylife wastes
industrial wastes

6. Others

In addition, there are a number of wastes directly or indirectly related to construction, such as:

  • Daily life waste from the construction site
  • Industrial waste (e.g. from manufacturing processes used in construction)

Applications Of Processed Construction Waste

Before Construction Waste Disposal
Before Construction Waste Disposal
Construction Waste After Disposal
Construction Waste After Disposal

1. Construction material production

Recycled concrete: Concrete blocks from construction waste are crushed, screened, etc. and then used as aggregate in the manufacture of new concrete.Recycled bricks: Construction waste such as crushed stone and tiles can be used to produce recycled bricks or other types of building materials.
Road paving materials: Construction waste can be used as part of a road base, fill material or asphalt mix after proper treatment.

2. Land use and landscape construction

Parks and green areas: Treated construction waste can be used in the construction of parks, stadiums, recreational areas and other green areas, filling in the terrain and providing the necessary construction materials.
Urban landscape design: Waste construction materials such as bricks and steel bars can be artistically designed and integrated into the urban landscape to become urban furniture or sculptures with special features.

3. Road infrastructure

Road base material: Construction waste can be used as road base and road surface construction material after crushing and screening to increase the stability and durability of roads.
Road surface filling material: Some of the construction waste with small particle size can be used as filling material for road surface project.

4. Environmental protection and energy saving projects

Landfill cover material: Some construction wastes that cannot be directly reused (e.g. small pieces of concrete, broken bricks, soil, etc.) can be used as landfill cover material.
Incineration for power generation: Wood and other combustible construction waste can be converted into energy by incineration, realizing the conversion of waste to energy.

5. Agricultural and horticultural applications

Soil improvement: Certain processed construction waste, such as crushed bricks and concrete, can be used to improve the soil structure for use in agricultural fields or gardens.
Plant growing containers: Waste construction materials can also be creatively used as containers for plant growing, which is both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly.

6. Creative artwork and furniture

Artistic creations: Artists and designers transform waste building materials into artworks and home decorations with aesthetic value, such as sculptures made of waste steel bars and furniture made of waste wood.

Opportunities And Challenges For The Industry

The construction waste industry plays an important role in promoting sustainable development and realizing a circular economy. With the increasing global emphasis on environmental protection and resource conservation, this industry faces unprecedented opportunities and challenges.

  • Policy support and increased market demand: Many countries and regions have implemented policy measures to encourage the recycling of construction waste, providing policy support and market momentum for the industry.
  • Technological innovation: Technological advances provide more possibilities for effective treatment, sorting and reuse of construction waste, such as the application of efficient technologies like mobile crushing plants and intelligent sorting systems.
  • Increased environmental awareness: Increasing public awareness of environmental protection and increased demand for sustainable products and services from enterprises and individuals have brought a broader market for the resource utilization of construction waste.
  • Incomplete policies and regulations: Although many places already have relevant policy support, overall, the policy and regulation system for construction waste management is still incomplete, and there are deficiencies in implementation and supervision.
  • Outdated technology: Although the technology has developed, there is still the problem of outdated technology, which is unable to efficiently classify, treat and resource utilization of construction waste.
  • Immature industry chain: The recycling of construction waste involves a long industry chain with many links that need to be coordinated, and faces its own challenges from the initial sorting to the final sale of reused products.

The construction waste industry plays an important role in promoting environmental protection and resource recycling, but also faces challenges in various aspects such as cost, technology, policy and market. Through scientific and technological innovation, policy guidance and market cultivation, the healthy development of the construction waste industry can be effectively promoted, realizing a win-win situation in terms of economic benefits and environmental protection.

What AIMIX Can Do To Support You

As a leading company in the construction machinery industry, AIMIX Group can provide customers with a full range of construction waste treatment solutions. Our services include:

  • Equipment supply:

    AIMIX provides a complete set of construction waste treatment equipment, including crushing equipment, screening equipment, conveying equipment, separating equipment and molding equipment, which guarantees the high efficiency and durability of the equipment.

  • Technical support:

    Our professional team can provide customers with a full range of technical support such as equipment selection, installation and commissioning, operation training, etc., to ensure the smooth operation of customers.

  • Solution Design:

    According to the specific needs and site conditions of customers, we provide customized solutions for construction waste treatment to maximize the treatment efficiency and resource utilization.

  • After-sales service:

    perfect after-sales service system, provide equipment maintenance, accessories supply and technical consultation, ensure the long-term stable operation of customer’s equipment.

By cooperating with AIMIX, customers can not only get high-quality equipment and professional technical support, but also get significant economic and environmental benefits in the construction waste treatment industry. We are committed to helping our customers realize the goal of sustainable development and jointly promote the progress of green building industry.

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