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Primary State Agency: Department of Ecology

General C&D Debris Information

C&D Debris Recycling

Wastes from new construction, renovation and demolition projects generates about 25% percent of solid waste volume. Much of that material ends up in landfills, which is a problem because:
  • some current landfills are reaching capacity and will close in the near future,
  • locating new landfills is a tough job and takes years to accomplish, and
  • costs of landfilling goes up each year.
Builders and demolition contractors can save money and help the environment by recycling various components of construction and demolition waste rather than disposing of this material. Tremendous opportunities exist for reusing and recycling C&D waste. For additional information, check below under Other Resources.

Other Resources

Construction Recycling/Green Building The Washington State King County Solid Waste Division's Green Building program has two goals: First, to assure that job-site material is recycled to the greatest extent possible. And second, to accelerate the adoption of green building practices, technologies, policies and standards in residential and commercial development.

Contractor's Guide This guidebook provides recycling and waste prevention how-to's for all builders, from the handyman and remodeler to large commercial contractors. It is your handbook for saving money and resources by recycling and preventing waste on the job-site.

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