Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Circle J Roll-Offs Inc.

Montgomery - Opelika - Phenix City, Alabama

Columbus, Georgia

1-800-522-2424

sales@circlejroll-offsinc.com

construction debris general information

Construction Waste General Information

Recyclable Waste
  • Most wood waste is recyclable if it is unpainted, and untreated. Examples are unlaminated dimensional lumber, plywood, OSB and particle board.
  • Vinyl and metals also have good recycling value.
Hazardous Waste
  • For most builders, the largest share of waste that could be considered hazardous is generated from painting, sealing, staining and caulking.
Quantities
  • Wood and drywall make up the bulk of the construction debris.
  • Cardboard waste is increasing because a significant portion of the windows, appliances, cabinets and siding, are now manufactured at a distant location and shipped to builders in protective packaging.
  • Brick, block and asphalt shingles generate a small portion of the waste, but are important because of their weight.
Other
  • The "other" category is comprised of low volume debris such as plastic and shingles. This also accounts for trash placed in the dumpster by persons other than the builder. This can account for as much as 30% of the total debris to be hauled from the site.
construction waste stream

Approximate Types and Quantities of Construction Waste

Generated on the Average Job

Materials

Lbs. per Sq. Ft.

Wood *

1.3 - 2.1

Drywall

1.0 - 1.2

Cardboard**

0.1 - 0.5

Metals

0.02 - 0.13

Other (plastics, shingles, etc.)

0.5 - 1.3

Total

3.0 - 5.2

*Depending on type of wall sheathing, trim, siding and roofing materials.

**Depends on siding type and if the windows, doors, and cabinets are manufactured locally.

Construction Waste by Volume

Type

Percentage

wood

24%

drywall

11%

masonry

1%

cardboard

38%

metals

4%

other

22%

Construction Waste by Weight

Type

Percentage

wood

42%

drywall

26%

masonry

11%

cardboard

4%

metals

2%

others

15%

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