Church Building Torn Down, But Will Still Help Others
United Christian Parish to send debris various places.
Bulldozers leveled the original parsonage at United Christian Parish at Lake Anne on Monday, but, in the spirit of good works, the debris will be recycled and used for other building projects.
The building, which stood on the property for more than 35 years, had most recently been used for youth group activities. It was torn down to make way for a $6 million extension of the church.
"The board of UCP made a deliberate decision to recycle rather than simply demolish the building," said Ken Plum, Virginia State Delegate from Reston and moderator of UCP's Board of Directors. "A building with that much history should not just be abandoned.
"The building was so important to the history of UCP, and the church needs to be a symbol of good environmental practices in dealing with God's creation, " Plum said.
Some of the places the debris is going: the scrap metal will go to a plant in Lorton, where it will be recycled. The concrete, bricks, and asphalt will go to Gainesville, VA, where it will be turned into aggregate for further construction. The wood will go to Lancaster, PA, where it will be turned into mulch and boiler fuel.
Pieces of wood will be turned into mulch or material to make other wood products.