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Turning Trash INTO CASH BY DAVID DOBBS & WENDY TALARICO As disposal costs rise, contractors are finding that recycling is not just a feel-good exercise, but a financial necessity Within the past few years, as landfill space has become precious, disposal of construction and demolition waste has become a major expense for many contractors. While tipping fees (the fee charged for dumping waste at a landfill or other solid-waste facility) vary from state to state and county to county, average fees rose 73% from 1982 to 1987, according to the National Solid Waste Management Association. In some areas of the country, builders have seen their disposal costs rise as much as 1000% over the last five