At least 75% of the materials from an elementary school demolished in Portland, Maine, will be recycled by the builder of the school that will replace it. General contractor Ledgewood Construction said it is actually more lucrative for contractors to recycle materials from the buildings they demolish. The debris will be used in a variety of projects. Concrete will be crushed into gravel, and tree stumps will be used for erosion control, for example.

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