CHARACTERIZATION OF BUILDING-RELATED CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS IN THE UNITED STATES

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CHARACTERIZATION OF BUILDING-RELATED CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS
Prepared for
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Municipal and Industrial Solid Waste Division
Office of Solid Waste
Executive Summary
INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this report is to characterize the quantity and composition of building-
related construction and demolition (C&D) debris generated in the United States, and to
summarize the waste management practices for this waste stream. C&D debris is produced
when new structures are built and when existing structures are renovated or demolished.
Structures include all residential and nonresidential buildings as well as public works
projects, such as streets and highways, bridges, piers, and dams. Many state definitions of
C&D debris also include trees, stumps, earth, and rock from the clearing of construction sites.
The focus of this report is on building-related wastes, including construction,
demolition, and renovation of residential and nonresidential buildings. Road and bridge
debris, land clearing
For detailed document copy and download below:
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-03/documents/charact_bulding_related_cd.pdf

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