Renovation and Demolition Waste
Renovation and demolition waste consists of salvageable materials, reusable materials, aggregate like wastes, wood wastes, and wastes that require special handling and disposal.
Minimizing Disposal of Renovation and Demolition Wastes
Identifying, planning and scheduling renovation and demolition activities can maximize the quantity of salvageable, reusable and recyclable materials diverted from disposal.
- Market salvage rights for buildings prior to demolition.
- Salvage Materials - By definition, materials salvaged for use in their intended function are not wastes. Examples include: bathroom fixtures, carpet, ceiling panels, doors, flooring, lighting fixtures, office partitions, structural components, windows, etc.
- Establish recycling systems onsite and make sure that both contractors and subcontractors receive instructions on sorting their own waste.
- Recycle Materials - Source separated recyclable materials such as metals, plastics and wood are not wastes when recycled.
- Manage as Clean Fill -
- Divert for Beneficial Use - The department has developed an issued General Permits for the processing and beneficial use of various types of construction waste. Waste may be diverted to permitted facilities for processing and beneficial use as aggregate, compost, soil amendments, etc.
Special Handling C&D Wastes