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Hanson Brick Promotes Future With Recycling Program

New brick back program accepts clean brick waste for reuse


Hanson Brick, North America’s largest brick manufacturer, is bringing its vision of building on the past, restoring the balance and creating the future to life by introducing the Brick Back Program to its facilities in Kentucky, Michigan, the Carolinas and Ontario and Quebec, Canada. In effort to reduce on-site construction waste and the resulting burial in landfills, the free program accepts “clean” brick waste to be converted into ground, recyclable material for addition to Hanson Brick’s existing products.

The Brick Back Program provides a way for the building industry and communities to partner with Hanson Brick in making a long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure. The program can also help contribute to LEED® credits under MR credit 2.1 and 2.2 – Construction Waste Management.

“We are confident that the Brick Back Program will encourage industry peers and the community to take larger strides toward a greener, more sustainable environment by actively recycling used materials,” said Charlie Ward, senior vice president and general manager of Hanson Brick. “We look forward to the positive impact and innovation that can come from this initiative.”

Hanson Brick will accept “clean” brick waste at the original source location of the manufactured brick. Material such as concrete block, wood, glass, steel or garbage will not be accepted. For delivery and other information about clean brick waste collection, please call Hanson Brick Customer Service at 877-HANSON8 or 866-259-6263.

Hanson Brick is a division of Hanson Building Products North America. One of Hanson Building Products' corporate strategies is continued focus on sustainability. The company is known throughout North America for excellent occupational safety, environmental stewardship, high quality standards and contributions to its local communities.

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