Construction waste is one of the largest contributors to landfill. This does not have to happen if Contractors plan better and reuse and recycle products more. Urban Ore in San Francisco is a city block full of recycled products. These are bought and neatly stacked on shelves and in yards enabling them to be sold and used easily in new projects. These recycled products often have more character than new products and are a fraction of the price. A large amount of waste is also avoided. Further detail on Urban Ore is available here.