Construction & Demolition Waste Resources

The U.S. EPA released a report, “Characterization of Building-Related Construction and Demolition Debris in the United States.” C&D debris is produced at a volume of 136 million tons per year and 65-85 percent is landfilled. The report categorizes the total into residential and non-residential waste and by source – construction, renovation, or demolition. Download the EPA report

The National Association of Home Builders Research Center and EPA have a case study, “Deconstruction – Building Disassembly and Material Salvage: The Riverdale Case Study.” Download it from the
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“Residential Construction Waste Management: A Builder’s Field Guide” is
available from NAHB-RC: 800 898 2842

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