"Recycling Playfront Park"

By KBJR News 1

August 4, 2010 Updated Aug 11, 2010 at 10:12 AM CDT

Posted by Jeff Edmondson

Wood is one of the most abundant natural resources in the Northland.
In this week's Your Green Life Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson takes a look at a company ensuring our forests will last for generations to come.

In the past week you may have noticed the deconstruction of Playfront Park in Duluth. But all the wood that made up the park is going to be returned to the site. It's a reclamation process done as a matter of course by AA Roll–Off Services.

"Our niche in the refuge industry is to recycle demolition and construction debris," said Steven Christen.

A.A. Roll off services in Superior frequently rescues scrap wood from area construction sites.

"As you can see there are a lot of pallets, a lot of construction 2 by 4's," said Steven.

They also reclaim construction metal. When the scrap wood ground up, a large magnet gathers the scrap metal. During the process the wood is frequently misted with water to reduce dust. The company has plans for the reclaimed wood from Playfront Park.

"We are going to be bringing that material back here, grinding it up and returned to the city where it will be used on walkways and some other landscaping at the new facility," said Steven.

The new park will also be built with a green emphasis. Builders will use all earth friendly materials. For Your Green Life, I'm Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson, The NorthlandsNewscenter.

The new park is expected to be built and completed the weekend of May 21st.