C&D White Paper Now Available to CDRA Members
A construction and demolition (C&D) white paper that describes the economic impact and environmental benefits of C&D recycling is now available to Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) members. More than 70% of the C&D material generated in the United States is recycled, according to a newly released report from the CDRA. The area of landfill avoided by recycling this amount of C&D is annually equivalent to more than 440 acres at a waste depth of 50 ft. In addition, C&D, which includes concrete, asphalt, wood, drywall, metals, asphalt shingles, and many other materials generated during road, bridge, and building projects, is created at a rate of approximately 480 million tons per year, making it the largest individual waste stream in the country.