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.
- ALVA Waste owns a transfer station at Exit 7 off of I-91. Contact Matt Priestley for information about what he accepts and for pricing.
- 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 coverhomerepair.org
- Vermont Salvage Exchange, WRJ, (802) 295-7616
- Reuse Marketplace, www.reusemarketplace.org
- Freecycle, a national web exchange, http://www.freecycle.org (there’s a local group in Springfield, Vermont).
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 https://dec.vermont.gov/waste-management/solid/materials-mgmt/construction-waste
An addition to the 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.