» Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling
Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris accounts
for almost 25% of Florida's total Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
stream. A wide range of these materials can be recovered and
reused or recycled into new products.
In the spring of 2001, the FDEP compiled a report
entitled "Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling in Florida"
which provides a comprehensive perspective of the C&D industry's
debris management and recycling practices.
C&D Debris Recycling and Disposal is tracked by the
FDEP through annual reports from Counties and Permitted C&D
Facilities statewide in accordance with
Code rule 62-701.730(12). Debris recycled and disposed must be
reported in tons by county of origin per
conversion formula is provided to assist
facilities without scales in fulfilling this reporting
Florida has a MSW (municipal solid waste) goal that includes C&D (Construction and
List of Construction and Demolition Facilities
Questions about the reporting requirement should be
In an effort to increase better understand the
potential for and foster the recycling of C&D Debris, FDEP
provided funding for several innovative C&D Debris related
projects. (This link includes information relating to drywall,
pressure treated lumber and shingles recycling)
TAKE THE WasteWise BUILDING CHALLENGE!
WasteWise, EPA's waste reduction program for over 1200 business, government and organizational partners, is launching a WasteWise Building Challenge to get our partners to recycle and reuse more construction and demolition debris and buy recycled building products.
A special edition of the WasteWise Update, entitled "Building for the Future," which discusses how to reduce construction and demolition debris waste, is available on-line at: