Earlier this month the Austin Materials Marketplace team ventured down to South Austin to visit with Nolan Kilby at Granite Recyclers Austin. Nolan works with local granite companies to collect their scraps and turn them into beautiful stone tiles.
We estimate local granite companies in the Austin area produce in the ballpark of 15,000 tons/year of granite scrap by-product. Some of this scrap material is reused or repurposed, but a large quantity of it goes to landfill, where it stays forever. Nolan is a great example of a local entrepreneur who identified an opportunity to create a business using other businesses’ waste, and we applaud his efforts to divert this wonderful raw material from the landfill. See the full story below: