As you step into the Ship Creek Industrial Complex, home to BSNC subsidiary Central Environmental Inc. (CEI) and its four subsidiary companies – Central Recycling Services (CRS), C.I. Contractors, Environmental Management Inc., and Concrete Coring Services – you’ll immediately notice the abundance of light and repurposed objects. In a clever display of ingenuity, damaged shipping containers have been transformed into functional office spaces, while a dilapidated building has undergone a remarkable renovation, now serving as a modern office facility.
In October 2021, BSNC acquired CEI and its four subsidiary companies. CEI, an Alaska-based, full-service integrated company, specializes in general construction, demolition, utilities and environmental services. With a solid reputation, CEI has successfully completed more than 7,500 projects both domestically and internationally, catering to a diverse clientele that includes private, commercial, industrial, municipal, state and federal governmental agencies.
The Anchorage area alone generates a significant amount of construction and demolition waste, accounting for 20% to 30% of the city’s total waste stream. Recognizing the economic benefits in the face of rising energy and raw material costs, companies are turning to recycling as a cost-saving measure. By recycling materials, businesses can reduce expenses associated with landfill tipping fees and transportation while simultaneously contributing to the creation of new jobs in the recycling sector. Additionally, recycling helps decrease carbon footprints, conserve energy and mitigate the demand for virgin resources.
CEI and its subsidiary, CRS, play a crucial role in this sustainable endeavor. CRS boasts an impressive recovery rate of over 75% for incoming construction and demolition debris. Their facility not only facilitates recycling and reclamation efforts for CEI and other contractors, but also enables the production of valuable construction materials. By repurposing items such as I-beams, rebar and windows, CRS contributes to the circular economy by selling these items to interested buyers. Moreover, they create aggregate that finds application in various construction projects, further reducing the need for new raw materials.
CEI and its subsidiary companies exemplify a commitment to environmental responsibility and resource efficiency. Through their innovative recycling practices and partnerships with contractors, they are actively contributing to the reduction of waste, energy consumption and carbon emissions, while simultaneously fostering economic growth and job creation in the recycling industry.
Learn more about CEI at Central Environmental Inc. – A BSNC Company (cei-alaska.com).
Learn more about CRS at Central Recycling Services in Alaska for the construction industry.