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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 for more details.