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Construction and Demolition: What are C&D Materials?

Janet Cornett June 27, 2018 0

Construction and Demolition [C&D] Materials are the Debris Found During the Construction,

Demolition, and Renovation of Homes, Buildings, Bridges, and Roads

Types of Construction and Demolition Materials

C & D Materials are Often Bulky and Heavy, and In Some Cases, Can Be Hazardous

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  • Concrete
  • Metals
  • Glass
  • Bricks
  • Plastics
  • Steel
  • Carpet
  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Wood – from Buildings
  • Leaf and Yard Waste
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Asphalt – from Roads and Roofing Shingles
  • Recyclable Paper, Cardboard, and Paperboard
  • Gypsum – The Main Component of Drywall
  • Trees, Stumps, Earth, and Rock – from Clearing Sites
  • Salvaged Building Components – Doors, Windows, and Plumbing Fixtures

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Construction and Demolition Materials Amount to a Significant Waste Stream

534 Million Tons

C & D Debris Generated Across the US [2104]

90% C & D Debris Generation through Demolition

10% C & D Debris Generation through Construction

Management of Construction and Demolition Materials

However, Instead of Disposal, They Can Be Diverted Towards More Productive Purposes

This Creates a Variety of Opportunities, and Helps Solve a Range of Problems

  • Creates Employment
  • Generates Economic Activities
  • Provides Business Prospects
  • Reduces Construction Expenses
  • Reduces Transportation Costs
  • Leads to Fewer Disposal Facilities
  • Conserves Landfill Space
  • Reduces Environmental Issues
  • Offsets the Environmental Impact

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Sources

https://www.epa.gov/smm/sustainable-management-construction-and-demolition-materials

http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/condemo/Materials/

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