Waste Management — Construction, Renovation and Demolition
Of the wastes generated in construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) activities, 75% are from concrete, steel, wood and gypsum. These case studies from the study Let's Climb Another Molehill describe how builders evaluated their potential for CRD waste reduction and recycling, and the value they obtained from their experience — in training as well as economic and environmental benefits. The experience showed that planning for reduction during the design phase of a CRD activity achieves the greatest diversion results. Residuals that do occur from CRD activities must be managed properly to ensure they provide added value. Integral to this, are the methods by which wastes are sorted, stored and transported.
- Avondale Residential Condominium — Wallboard Off-cut Diversion and Recycling
Part of the Construction, Renovation and Demolition — Waste Management Series. This case study focuses on capturing gypsum board off-cuts for waste diversion/recycling. Results were compliant with the Province of Ontario's 3Rs Regulations and a reduction in overall costs.