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, such as concrete, wood, metals, glass, and salvaged building components.
Reducing and recycling C&D materials conserves landfill space, reduces the environmental impact of producing new materials, creates jobs, and can reduce overall building project expenses through avoided purchase/disposal costs.
Construction and demolition materials are handled differently at each of the transfer stations. Contact your local facility for instructions.
Reuse, Recycle, or Dispose of C&D:
Reuse If you have items that might be of value, please contact someone listed here to see if they might be interested.
- COVER, WRJ, (802) 296-7241 http://www.coverhomerepair.org
- Vermont Salvage Exchange, WRJ, (802) 295-7616
- VT Business Materials Exchange (VBMX), (800) 895-1930, http://www.vbmx.org
- Freecycle, a national web exchange, http://www.freecycle.org
- The local Freecycle group, in Springfield, is online at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/springfieldfreecycle/
Recycling C&D waste can be recycled. Ask your contractor or waste hauler to use a recycler rather than a landfill. The Agency of Natural Resources maintains a web site that lists many other avenues for recycling, visit http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/wastediv/recycling/candd.htm .
A recent addition to construction debris recycling options in the area is Hammond Grinding & Recycling Inc., (603) 523-4353.
Disposal Contact your transfer station - each one has specific fees and requirements for C&D disposal.