Construction and Demolition
The Importance of Construction & Demolition Recycling
With C&D material comprising around 25 percent of the U.S. solid waste stream and construction materials becoming increasingly more difficult to source, increased recycling and reuse can help divert material while providing lower cost alternatives to the construction and remodeling sectors.
The Importance of Concrete Recycling
Over 140 million tons of concrete are recycled annually in the U.S., providing an important source of inexpensive aggregate to industry and diverting a significant waste stream from municipal and C&D landfills.
An Asphalt Shingle Recycling Station Close Up - Gemaco Sales
Gemaco Sales operates British Columbia's first asphalt shingle recycling station.
The Importance of Wood Recycling in Construction and Demolition Management
With wood waste being the second largest component of construction and demolition (C&D) debris after cement, contributing 20 to 30 percent of the C&D total, the urgency for recycling is growing in importance.
The Importance of Gypsum Recycling
Gypsum recycling plays an important role in diverting drywall from landfills, and building its case as a green product.
The Importance of Carpet Recycling
Carpet recycling has almost doubled in volume since 2002, but still has a huge upside as drivers increasingly build towards the urgency of recycling.
Resources for Construction & Demolition Recycling
This article overviews important industry associations, publications and other opportunities related to finding out more about C&D recycling.
Reclaimed Wood from Construction and Demolition Activities
This article introduces the reclaimed wood business.
ZenRobotics Recycler™ Offers State of Art Robotic Waste Sorting System
ZenRobotics continues to gain interest as the entrepreneurial provider of a AI robotic sorting system for recycling.
How U.S. EPA Supports C&D Reduction and Utilization
The EPA supports C&D waste reduction through programs, partnerships and other initiatives. A group of C&D fact sheets has been developed by EPA.
Wood Pallet Recycling:How the Cement Industry Promotes Pallet Reuse and...
The Cement Association of Canada provides a case study of how pallet recycling can be enhanced through cooperation.
Asphalt Shingle Recycling Overview
Asphalt shingle recycling is an emerging business opportunity within the recycling industry. Participants can profit from the receipt of tippage fees for accepting old shingles, as well as from the sale of processed material for a number of uses, including hot-mix asphalt and cold patch.
Markets for Recycled Asphalt Shingles
Early stage and growing markets for recycled asphalt shingles include hot-mix asphalt and cold patch. Other potential markets include road aggregate, temporary roadways and energy generation.
Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA): Organizational Profile
Welcome to an overview of the Construction Materials Recycling Association. This non-profit association represents diverse member companies from the C&D recycling industry.
Ussed Building Materials Becoming Increasingly Popular
Deconstruction of old buildings and the salvaging of old materials is becoming increasingly important activity as the recycling and reuse component of the demolition industry continues to grow.
How Pallet Retrieval Can Reduce Scrap Pallet Waste: Building Product Case Study
Empty pallets can pose a significant solid waste issue for building supply centers. This problem can be addressed by pallet reuse. In this case, a 3rd party logistics provider picks up empty pallets on behalf of several building products suppliers, and economically refurbishes them and returns them to their original suppliers. As a result,...
Composition of Wood Waste from Construction & Demolition (C&D) Sites
This study reviews the composition of wood waste from the C&D waste stream, and makes recommendations towards more efficient processing of this residual.
Environmental Issues Associated with Asphalt Shingle Recycling
The growth of asphalt shingle recycling has raised environmental concerns about issues such as the presence of asbestos, as well as concerns about PAHs. Evidence indicates that neither concern should impede the development of a prosperous asphalt recycling industry.
Lighting Product Recycling in British Columbia
BC has launched a province-wide program to recycle old lights and fixtures.
Inustrial Waste and Recycling Publications, WorkSafe Victoria, Australia
WorkSafe Victoria in conjunction with employer associations, unions and industry have produced Guidelines for the Safe Handling of Industrial Waste to assist workplaces with managing waste, in particular potentially hazardous waste.
The Role of Loaders in the Recycling and the Solid Waste Industry
This article introduces the loader, a crucial piece of heavy equipment for the recycling industry, in particular the movement and loading of bulk materials.