Construction & Demolition Waste

Construction & Demolition Waste

The rise in the amount of C&D waste cause serious problems both globally and locally. In this context, the management of C&D waste become one of the major environmental issues in the construction industry. The environmental and economic effects of C&D wastes can be reduced by rational management. The aim of construction C&D waste management is waste minimization and appropriate disposal, both of which help to reduce negative environmental impacts. As C&D wastes are considered an important environmental problem in many countries and many regulations on these issues have been introduced.

Types of C & D Waste Generation Methods
Construction waste includes a mixture of Inert and non-inert materials arising from:

• Construction
• Excavation
• Renovation
• Refurbishment
• Demolition
• Roadwork
• and other construction-related activities

The Importance of C & D Waste Management
 Disposal of construction waste is important because of its content of hazardous materials such as:

• Asbestos
• Heavy metals
• Persistent organic compounds
• Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)