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St. Petersburg-based recycler of concrete & demo materials plans Orlando expansion

St. Petersburg-based recycler of concrete & demo materials plans Orlando expansion
More than 44 gross acres in the 500 block of W. Landstreet Road (blue), located east of the intersection of the Florida Turnpike and Beachline Expressway. (Orange County Property Appraiser)

St. Petersburg-based Angelo's Recycled Materials wants to expand its concrete crush and demolition recycling business further into the Orlando market, filing plans Monday for a new facility.

To be based at 500 W. Landstreet Road over 44.71 gross acres in south-central Orange County, the company filed a Development Plan with Orange County to build a facility to crush concrete and recycle demolition debris.

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Established in 1960 near Tampa, Angelo's has seven recycling and demolitition debris facilities across Central Florida, with the nearest being one in Apopka that focuses on wood waste and recycling crushed concrete and asphalt as aggregate.

That material is used primarily for road base, pipe bedding, parking lots, and as stormwater pond base, and offers a significant cost savings to developers and construction companies sourcing such material for new development.

Sales of construction aggregate in the United States is forecast to grow at a 2.9 percent annual rate through 2019 to 2.8 billion metric tons, according to a 2017 report by industry news outlet Rock Products. The U.S. has the highest usage rate of crushed stone by its construction industry of any country in the world.

Angelo's is drawn to invest further in Greater Orlando because of the region's rampant growth in recent years for new population, housing, commercial development and related infrastructure.

But the company is attempting to grab additional share in a competitive market of local concrete recycling firms, which include Pece of Mind Demolition, Recycling Concrete, Independence Recycling of Florida and D.L. Rees.

An owner's representative for Angelo's Recycled Materials declined to comment on Monday about the new Orlando facility. The company has owned a majority stake in the property since July 2013, when its affiliate and a private investor paid $2.35 million.

Angelo's already holds a county permit for a new concrete crushing operation, and wants to recycle construction and demolition debris on the west side of the property that has been approved for such operations.

The recycling operation would include construction of an open-air recycling area, scalehouse and scales. The eastern half of the property lies in a FEMA flood zone, and would be preserved for stormwater and wet retention of aggregate.

A Conservation Area Impact permit was issued in January 2017, and wetland mitigation credits have been purchased and recorded withthe South Florida Water Management District.

The property has the proper industrial zoning to allow such a facility, and the location is surrounded by industrial buildings.

Cornerstone, a Tetra Tech company, is environmental engineering consultant on the project, Advantage Engineering out of Wesley Chapel is civil engineer, The Stern Design Group in Port Orange is landscape architect, and Andreyev Engineering is the geotechnical lead.

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