Construction and demolition waste


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Construction and demolition waste

The waste building materials, dredging materials, tree stumps, and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition of homes, commercial buildings, and other structures and pavements. May contain lead, asbestos, or other hazardous substances.
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Significant efforts are being taken by governments in countries such as the US, the Netherlands, and Germany, apropos of construction and demolition waste recycling and reuse.
Construction and demolition waste will be recycled into building materials for roadworks as well as housing projects.
The CDE wet processing system was specifically designed to process difficult construction and demolition waste materials and optimise material recovery.
Construction and demolition waste can be recycled easily, some operators reporting a recovery in operations represented over 90%.
Recycling construction and demolition waste supports a smooth transition to the circular economy and increases the efficiency of waste management, while easing the pressure on landfills.
In the 'boom years' around 11 million tonnes of construction waste was produced annually, said Neil Roberts, CEO of Emirates Recycling, a member of the Al Rostamani Group in partnership with Dubai Municipality, dedicated to the recycling and recovery of Dubai's construction and demolition waste.
Construction and demolition waste is regarded with a great deal of attention at the European level because it represents 25-30% of the total quantity of municipal waste generated, and also due to its great potential for recycling and reutilisation, potential which is not yet fully exploited (EC 1999).
Therefore, according to state law a company with an exclusive franchise has the right to take all the waste, including the construction and demolition waste.
The project includes requests for collection services for municipal solid waste, single-stream recyclables, brush, yard waste and bulky waste; disposal services for collected yard waste and brush; processing services for collected single-stream recyclables, Type IV construction and demolition waste and large bulky items; transport services; and lease and operation of Fort Worth's Southeast Landfill.
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