Often referred to as "C & D".
This is any waste resulting from construction, demolition, remodeling, and repairs. Some of these materials are flooring, bricks, concrete, asphalt, shingles, siding, drywall, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), lumber, rock, and other building materials. The only materials of construction and demolition debris that can be recycled are clean lumber and scrap metal.
Individuals working on smaller residential projects may be able to repurpose or reuse materials onsite. Sinks, windows, and doors may have a second or third life if stored properly. If you have an opportunity to salvage from a new build or renovation, make sure you have permission first. Take appropriate actions to guarantee your safety from all hazards. Asbestos in old structures and falling hazards are both possible hazards on job sites.
Small projects can typically be brought to any North Country county transfer station for disposal at a fee. To locate a North Country transfer station near you, view the map by clicking here. If you are working with a quality contractor, they should know how to handle this waste.
Larger or commercial projects typically will have special waste disposal procedures. This is to protect workers and the environment from hazardous materials. Waste haulers and project engineers should be familiar with the required permits and testing for disposal. Consult www.danc.org for permits and information about special waste.
For more information, check with the NYSDEC.