|The following list of information resources is a summary of
those found in sections 1 - 4 and 7 - 9 of the C & D Waste Guide. For
resources on topics in other sections, please refer to the 'Recycling
Equipment Links' and 'Waste Material Exchange'
to Help Manage Waste
(checklists, model plans, case studies, calculators, and guidelines)
Evaluate Waste and Identify Opportunities:
Specifications and Waste Management Plans - This factsheet provides a model
plan and model specifications for inclusion into a contractor's waste management
plan. King County, Washington, 2001.
Hazardous Waste Minimization Checklist & Assessment Manual for the Building
Construction Industry, California Environmental Protection Agency Department
of Toxic Substances Control, May 1993. This workbook was developed to aid the
construction industry in evaluating its operations in the interest of reducing
the amount of wastes generated. It will guide the contractor through an evaluation
of operations and reduction options using a checklist, tables and rating system.
Worksheets are also provided to assist in determining which options are the
most cost effective for implementation. For a copy of the workbook, contact
the Office of Pollution Prevention and Technology Department, P.O. Box 806,
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806 or (916)-322-3670.
Construction Waste From Disposal To Management - A factsheet for builders
discussing benefits and general methods for reducing, reusing and recycling
C&D waste. This factsheet is an introduction to the builder's field guide
of the same name offered by the NAHB Research Center. Ordering information is
provided at the end of the factsheet. National Association of Home Builders
Research Center by Peter Yost, 1997.
- The Construction
Waste Management Handbook provides a step-by-step discussion of a construction
waste management plan developed and applied by The Homestead Habitat for Humanity
(HHFH) at their Jordan Commons development. The handbook includes details
on the calculation of disposal costs (potential savings), waste composition,
identification and selection of recycling and reuse outlets, on-site training,
material sorting procedures, and more. A must-read for anyone interested in
developing a construction waste management plan. National Association of
Home Builders Research Center for Homestead, Florida Habitat for Humanity,
the Cost-Effectiveness of Jobsite Recycling - Are there dollars in your dumpster?
- This site provides a series of worksheets to help determine how much of
what materials are produced at the job-site, and the cost of recycling versus
disposal. King County Solid Waste Division, 2001.
Gypsum Drywall Management:
Recycling provides an overview of gypsum management on a construction site
and existing and potential markets. This factsheet also offers a glimpse at
regulations governing the processing of gypsum as well as equipment considerations.
California Integrated Waste Managment Board, 2001.
Guidelines for the
Recycling of Construction Gypsum On-site - Guidelines as established by
The Gypsum Association. This practice is the recommended practice for gypsum
recycling due to the scale of most residential construction projects. The
Wallboard and Recycling Reuse Options in the State of Vermont - An in-depth
report on the characteristics of gypsum wallboard and market opportunities for
recycling. Vermont Agency of Natural Resources by Emma Marvin, 2000.
Wood Recycling Directory - Click 'Wood Recovery' in left column, then 'National
Wood Recycling Directory'. This directory was designed to help individuals,
groups, communities, builders, remodelers, and demolition contractors identify
receiving sites for recovered wood. It contains a nationwide listing of over
700 wood residue receiving centers. Search the directory or add a listing from
this site. American Forest and Paper Association.
Wood Waste Best Practices - Focus
is on demolition and landclearing, but provides a number of useful strategies
that could be applied to new construction as well. Contains an especially useful
overview on size reduction equipment (grinding, shredding, chipping) and screening
equipment. Clean Washington Center.
Asphalt Shingle Management:
ShingleRecycling.org - A comprehensive
overview of asphalt shingles, recycling opportunities and regulatory issues.
The website is intended to assist those interested in asphalt shingle recycling
activities by providing pertinent information and contacts. It includes a discussion
of recycling markets, links to current reports and articles, a list of state
regulatory contacts, and a summary of specific state studies regarding highway
and trail pavement applications. Department of Environmental Engineering
Sciences, University of Florida.
Mercury Product Management:
In Buildings - This site was developed for contractors, owners and managers,
architects, state and local government to provide information that will help
to reduce mercury in buildings and to safely manage existing mercury in buildings.
It includes basic information regarding the hazards of mercury, guidance for
identifying mercury containing devices and developing management and emergency
procedures, regulatory information, identification of specific mercury hazards
by type of building and links to further assistance. U.S. EPA Region 5 /
Purdue University Research Foundation, 2002.
In Products - A discussion of mercury in products such as wiring devices
and switches, including thermostats, electric lighting, measuring devices and
control instruments and more. Also provides a brief overview of environmental
impacts caused by landfilling and incineration. Pertinent on-line resources
are available through the "Only Mercury In Products Links" button.
Other navigational links will lead to a wealth of mercury information maintained
in this topic hub. Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)
Mercury in Building and Component Design, Specification, Remodeling and Demolition
- Provides an overview for contractors on specifying products, identifying and
managing mercury containing products in buildings. Also provides a list of products
that may contain mercury. Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance, 2000.
Regulations and Policies - An overview of federal and state regulations
and policies regarding mercury. Pertinent on-line resources are available through
the "Only Regulations and Policies Links" button. Other navigational
links will lead to a wealth of mercury information maintained in this topic
hub. Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)
- A Guide To Deconstruction
- Subtitled as 'An Overview of deconstruction with a focus on Community Development
Opportunities complete with deconstruction project profiles and case studies',
this guide actually provides something for everyone. Gain details on the benefits
and the types of deconstruction, important tips on assessing buildings, a
discussion of labor strategies, and tips for managing salvaged materials.
National Association of Home Builders Research Center for U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development, 2000.
- - http://www.huduser.org/publications/pdf/decon.pdf
(slow to load - but worth it)
- Building Disassembly
and Material Salvage: The Riverdale Case Study - In an effort to address
building industry and property owner questions, deconstruction of a 2000 square
foot, 4 unit, residential building in urban Baltimore County, Maryland was
performed, documented and analyzed in comparison to demolition. The report
discusses industry issues, (environmental, regulatory, worker, and logistical),
project results (labor studies, quantities of materials managed, and cost
analysis), and recommendations for future projects. National Association
of Home Builders Research Center for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
- - http://www.smartgrowth.org/pdf/deconstruction.pdf
- Deconstruction: Back to the Future for Buildings?, Environmental
Building News, Volume 9, Number 5, May 2000, p 1, by Peter Yost. This six
page article examines the place of deconstruction by looking at building design,
materials management and costs. A checklist is provided "as guidance
for maximizing deconstruction's potential".
- Strategies for
Waste Reduction of Construction and Demolition Debris from Buildings -
A factsheet aimed toward local government., building owners, developers, and
contractors. It provides an overview of case studies with a summary of what
was learned: strategies, cost benefits and Q and A. U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, 2000.
- - http://www.ilsr.org/recycling/buildingdebris.pdf
at Work: Deconstruction Building #28 at Stowe Village - Case study of
six public housing units in Hartford, Connecticut. This factsheet provides
a brief summary of the project results and quantitative community benefits.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 1998.
- - http://www.ilsr.org/recycling/decon/deconatwork.html
Building a Deconstruction Company: A Training Manual for Facilitators and Entrepreneurs
- A report for anyone interested in starting a deconstruction company. It provides
details from setup and funding, to planning, deconstruction, and material resale.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), 2001. Order from: ILSR firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone (202) 232-4108.
Environmental - An extensive lists of links to international, federal and
state level agencies; includes water quality districts and tribal contacts.
Find local contacts and gain a first-hand perspective of state and local regulations
and management opportunities. A first-stop for any C&D Waste Managment plans
- The Used
Building Materials Association is a non-profit, membership organization
based in Pennsylvania. It represents companies and organizations involved in
the acquisition and/or redistribution of used building materials. UBMA provides
publications and a well-known annual conference to its' members.
- - http://www.ubma.org/,
telephone 1-800-990-BMRA (2672).
- The Construction Materials Recycling
Association is devoted exclusively to the needs of the rapidly expanding
North American construction waste & demolition debris processing and recycling
industry, this organization provides information and campaigns to increase
the acceptance of used materials. CMRA also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter
with news, commodity prices, and in-depth reporting for the C&D industry
called the Construction Materials Recycler
- - http://www.cdrecycling.org/,
- The National Association
of Demolition Contractors was formed to foster goodwill and the exchange
of ideas with the public, governmental agencies, and contractors engaged in
the demolition industry. The NADC guides members and sponsors educational
programs to increase public understanding of all phases of the demolition
- - http://www.demolitionassociation.com/,
National Association of Home Builders is a federation of more than 800 state
and local builders associations throughout the United States. The mission of
this trade association is to enhance the climate for housing and the building
industry, and to promote policies that will keep housing a national priority.
Chief among NAHBs goals is providing and expanding opportunities for all
consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing. Find
a state or local HBA using a user-friendly searchable database.
- e-mail email@example.com,
telephone (800)-368-5242, ext. 0.
Mercury Reductions Program Database provides direct links to over 100 federal,
state and local assistance programs for mercury reduction. Managed by the Northeast
Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA).
Andy Bray - telephone 617-367-8558 306 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gypsum Association is a non-profit
trade association for gypsum board manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada. It
provides technical information and assistance to the construction industry and
code enforcement community regarding gypsum. The website includes reports and
publications that assist in understanding of the gypsum manufaturing industry
and current gypsum board recycling markets.
The National Wooden Pallet & Container
Association is an international trade association representing the interests
of manufacturers, recyclers and distributors of pallets, containers and reels.
Find a supplier, ask a question, or read through the technical resources regarding
Sources of Information
Characteristics || Options
|| Gypsum || Wood || Mercury
C&D Waste Characteristics:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Characterization of Building-
Related Construction and Demolition Debris In The United States, 1998, http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/sqg/c&d-rpt.pdf
C&D Waste Management Options:
King County Solid Waste Division in Cooperation with Seattle Public Utilities,
Contractor's Guide To Preventing Waste and Recycling, http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/sustainablebuilding/Leeds/default.htm
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Waste Wise Update: Building
For the Future, 2002, http://www.epa.gov/wastewise/pubs/wwupda16.pdf
Sustainable Sources, Sustainable Building Sourcebook: Construction Waste,
Montana State University Extension Service, Pollution Prevention for Residential
The Gypsum Association, Synthetic
The Gypsum Association, Gypsum's Environmental Story in North America,
California Integrated Waste Management Board, The Urban Wood Waste Fact Sheet,
Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA), Mercury
in the Environment and Human
Health Effects , http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/toc.cfm?hub=22&subsec=7&nav=7
U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program, Greening Federal
Facilities, Chapter 7.4, http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/29267.pdf
California Integrated Waste Management Board, Job Site Source Separation,
(Fact Sheet 10 of 10)