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Treated Lumber in DumpsterTreated Lumber in Dumpster | Photo by Kara Lanahan

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CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS   /kənˈstrʌkʃən dəˈbri/

Leftover materials from either the construction or demolition of buildings.  Many of these materials are recoverable through recycling processes, but most (≈90%) are sent to landfills.

Reusable demolition wastes (wood products in bold):

  • Appliances
  • Architectural Features
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Office Furniture
  • Windows/Doors
  • Wood Timbers

Recyclable demolition wastes (wood products in bold):

  • Asphalt
  • Brick
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Carpet
  • Concrete
  • Film Plastic
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Glass
  • Land Clearing Debris
  • Metal
  • Pallets
  • Roofing (asphalt)
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