Construction and Demolition

Dalhousie diverts more than 75% of Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste. There are mixed C&D and metal bins in select locations on campus. For small internal jobs, staff coordinate materials for a local hauler to bring to the local C&D recycling site.  For larger jobs, external contractors are required to meet the 75% diversion outlined by HRM and for LEED projects. C&D material is often source separated further to ensure recycling efforts are beyond landfill cover. 

Construction and Demolition Waste includes:

  • Asphalt/brick/concrete;
  • Clean shingles/ Gravel roofing;
  • Clean and painted wood;
  • Vinyl/plastic;
  • Glass;
  • Insulation;
  • Drywall and ceiling tiles;
  • Scrap metal.

Consult the Office of Sustainability C & D Report [PDF - 2.2MB] for more details.