Waste Reduction & Recycling

Construction and Demolition Waste


Man in Roll off.  Connecticut Dept of Energy and Environment Protection
Man in Roll off. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

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:

    • Concrete - can be crushed and used as road base, aggregate in pavements, structural fill, or drainage material.
    • Wood (from buildings)
    • Asphalt (from roads and roofing shingles)
    • Gypsum (the main component of drywall)
    • Metals
    • Bricks
    • Glass
    • Plastics
    • Salvaged building components (doors, windows, and plumbing fixtures)
    • Trees, stumps, earth, and rock from clearing sites
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EPA PowerPoint on Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion and Reuse.

This resource offers a basic foundation of what you should do and who you should talk to when setting up a Construction and Demolition project.   EPA Presentation PDF format

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U.S. Department of the Interior

Greening of the Interior