Construction waste accounts for one-third of total waste in the United States. Such a statistic emphasizes the importance of making better use of debris and existing building materials to make significant changes
Fremont, CA: Construction and demolition materials are debris resulting from the construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings, roads, and bridges. Construction and demolition materials can be heavy and bulky, such as the following:
Advantages of reducing C&D waste disposal
• Increased economic activity and job creation in recycling industries. This will also increase local business opportunities in areas where deconstruction and selective demolition are used.
• We reduced overall building project costs due to avoided purchase costs and tax-deductible donations of recovered materials to qualified charities. Material reuse on-site reduces transportation costs as well.
• Fewer disposal facilities, resulting in fewer environmental issues.
•Save landfill space.
•The environmental impact of the extraction and consumption of virgin resources and the production of new materials is mitigated.
C&D materials should be reduced, diverted, reused, and recycled
By practicing source reduction, salvaging, recycling, and reusing existing materials, you can help divert construction and demolition materials from landfills. You can also purchase pre-owned and recycled products and materials.
Engineers and construction companies should promote environmentally friendly and sustainable construction. They should conduct on-site inspections regularly to ensure that all construction waste management measures are in place and functioning correctly. Haulers must submit construction reports on time each month. Weekly waste recycling and hauling should be monitored. Most importantly, actual performance should frequently meet or exceed project goals.