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The construction industry flourishes in the Research Triangle Metropolitan Area. However, construction and demolition landfills fill up rapidly, In fiscal year 1997-1998, Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties buried 330,000 tons of this waste. Preventing the loss of more open spaces to landfills each year requires more recycling of this waste. Proponents say builders will recycle when there is training for the building industry, local sites for dropping off recyclables, and high landfill fees for this type of waste.