Construction & Demolition Debris State Resource Locator
Primary State Agency: Department of Environmental Quality
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:
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.
- 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.
Sustainable Management of Construction and Demolition Materials. EPA promotes a Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) approach that identifies certain C&D materials as commodities that can be used in new building projects.
Sustainable Materials Management Options for Construction and Demolition Debris (2018). This document summarizes various reports produced by EPA since 2012 to help practitioners, regulators, and other stakeholders manage CDD in a manner that is protective of human health and the environment.
Industrial and Construction and Demolition (C&D) Landfills . EPA's minimum technical criteria that industrial landfills must meet.
State and Local Government Construction and Demolition (C&D) Materials Measurement Reports. A collection of reports showing state-wide C&D materials amounts that were disposed and/or recycled for recent years. Data is not available for all states.
Pollution Prevention Reference Guide for Montana Residential Construction (1998)
Provides practical ideas on how contractors and designers can reduce or eliminate waste. For more information Laura Estes at (888) MSU-MTP2
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