Evergreen Claims 95 Percent Recycling Rate for CityCenter

Recycling firm says more than 130,000 tons of material recycled from project site.

December 16, 2009
Recycling Today Staff
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Las Vegas-based Evergreen Recycling says it has collected more than 130,000 tons of recyclable materials generated since the inception of the MGM Mirage CityCenter project, with 95 percent of the material having been diverted from landfills.

The multi-building project on the famous Las Vegas Strip, opening in mid-December, will be operated by MGM Mirage, with Perini Building Co., Henderson, Nev., acting as the lead contractor.

Construction materials recycled include wood, ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics, paper, cardboard, drywall, green waste, concrete, asphalt and glass, says Evergreen. “The positive environmental impacts are vast: the carbon off-set of 17.7 million gallons of gasoline and 385,000 barrels of crude oil,” says the company in a news release.

CityCenter is an 18 million sq. ft. multi-use development that has applied for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. Evergreen Recycling says it has provided the services and resources for CityCenter to fulfill the “Materials and Resources” section of the LEED certification process.

In its news release, Evergreen says its CityCenter recycling efforts were assisted by the capabilities of its 50,000 sq. ft. material recovery facility (MRF).