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BTS Wrecking--BTS Landscape Products--BTS Manufacturing & Recycling [Bob's Tree Service Inc]

Administrative Offices

1392 West 500 South Suite B
Woods Cross, UT 84087

Landscape Yard (Product Pick Up)

1550 W 500 S
Woods Cross, UT 84087


Business Hours:

  Mon-Fri:    7:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday:    9:00am to 2:00pm
  Sunday:    Closed

Interesting Fact:  The largest demolition project in Utah history was the tearing down of the old ZCMI parking structure, involving 150 pounds of gelatin-mixed explosives to bring down the 300 foot tall smokestack on the property.

Interesting Fact:  Home construction, demolition and remodeling waste accounts for up to 30% of the nation's municipal solid waste, but much of it can be recycled.

How does demolition work?

How a demolition is performed is based in the structures size and design.  A two-foot cement wall is very different compared to bringing down a twenty-story building.  Small structures can be taken down with machines where large buildings usually require a series of explosives strategically placed on different floors that will make the building collapse on itself.  When done properly this leaves only a pile of rubble that is more easily removed by clean up crews.

Can demolition costs be capitalized?

They can as long as the demolition is likely at purchase and happens shortly after.  If the intent is to remove the structure and use the land then the cost can be capitalized as land improvement.  If the intent at purchase is to demolish the building and build another structure the expenses can be capitalized as part of the cost of the new building.   If the intent is to use the existing structure then expense the money at a later time.  

How does demolition affect the environment?

If done properly it can have a minimal impact on the environment.  Some studies show that 25%-30% percent of all landfill in the United States is from new construction and demolition.  Many materials are able to be reused or recycled.  Doors and windows are many times reusable and certainly recyclable if not.  In addition, asphalt shingles and scrap metal are recyclable.  It’s also possible to use materials such as uncontaminated soil, rock, concrete, and bricks as fill for excavated holes.  For materials deemed hazardous waste or that contain asbestos there are facilities designed to handle disposal with as minimal impact to the environment as possible.  Like many other things, when done properly demolition can have a very minimal impact on the environment.

Where does mulch come from?

Mulch is a protective layer made up of a combination of manure, old newspapers, straw, wood chips, plastic, and ground up rocks.  Premium mulches should contain finely ground materials that are composted for many months.  

What is green waste?

Green waste is biodegradable waste that is composed of materials from a garden or park.  The classification of “green” shows that it’s rich in nitrogen.  In contrast, brown waste will be high in carbonaceous.  Grass clippings, hedge trimmings, and flower cuttings are commonly found in green waste.  Commercial food waste is also a common ingredient of green waste     

How to recycle green waste

Many cities and towns offer two common options for recycling green waste.  The first is with a garbage can designated for green waste only.  They are usually picked up on either a weekly or bi-weekly basis.  Residents are able to place yard clippings, leaves, sticks, weeds, and other plant materials in the can and it is then picked up and recycled.  The second option some areas have is a curbside pickup that usually occurs once or twice a year.  Things such as tree branches and other yard materials are left on the street for pickup to be recycled.  If your area doesn’t offer either of these options then the only other option would be to find the nearest green recycling plant and deliver the green waste personally.