Reducing Construction and Demolition Materials

Reducing the amount of Construction & Demolition materials disposed of in landfills or combustion facilities provides numerous benefits.

  • Less waste can lead to fewer disposal facilities, potentially reducing associated environmental issues including methane gas emissions which contribute to global climate change.
  • Reducing, reusing, and recycling C&D materials offsets the need to extract and consume virgin resources, which also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Deconstruction and selective demolition methods divert large amounts of materials from disposal and provide business opportunities within the local community.
  • Recovered materials can be donated to qualified 501(c)(3) charities, resulting in a tax benefit.

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