TK&A is proud to have teamed with construction manager Kraus-Anderson, whose local team organized a robust recycling program for construction materials and debris generated on the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital project. Committed to exceeding recycling best practices, a concern arose regarding the amount of gypsum debris that was not going to be diverted from landfill because a local reuse program for gypsum was not available. Gypsum-wallboard recycling is a challenge in Minnesota, due to stringent state regulations regarding its typical reuse as a fertilizer. Minnesota requires that the paper first be removed, which is costly. The construction manager worked to find an alternative, to divert the gypsum products from landfill, and found a solution that involved utilizing the biproducts for farmland fertilizer in Wisconsin. The total recycling effort resulted in diversion of over 91% of construction debris from landfill, including over 100 tons of gypsum board. The team also creatively recycled dirt removed from the site, which was ultimately used to build the new Minnesota Twins baseball stadium.