Turn on any home channel and you can hear about green building and energy efficient appliances, but something we don’t often hear about is what happens to all the trash and scraps that are left over when construction is complete. Did you know that an average of 8,000 lbs. of waste go into landfills during the construction of a 2,000 square foot home? That’s four tons of waste! Construction waste recycling isn’t exactly glamorous, and you won’t hear about it on popular home shows, but it’s a real way you can minimize your footprint and potentially give your business a leg up. Here are some things to think about if you’re considering ways to build greener.