Construction & Demolition Materials
Construction and demolition (C&D) materials consist of the debris generated during the construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings, roads, and bridges. C&D materials often contain bulky, heavy materials that include:
- wood (from buildings),
- asphalt (from roads and roofing shingles),
- gypsum (the main component of drywall),
- salvaged building components (doors, windows, and plumbing fixtures), and
- trees, stumps, earth, and rock from clearing sites.
Reducing and recycling C&D materials conserves landfill space, reduces the environmental impact of producing new materials, creates jobs, and can reduce overall building project expenses through avoided purchase/disposal costs.