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Waste Management Plans and Tracking Tools

Web based tools can save contractors time and money by helping to identify materials that can be recycled, locate the nearest recycling facilities, track recycling progress in real-time, and generate comprehensive statistics and reports for projects, clients, companies, government, and green rating systems such as LEED and GreenPoint Rated.

StopWaste has worked with Waste Tracking (formerly Green Halo Systems) on development of electronic waste management tracking tools. Visit for an overview of the services and tools they offer.

A simple, paper-based debris recovery plan template is available as well.


Waste Generation Estimates for Residential and Commercial Construction Projects

In 2006, StopWaste analyzed a year’s worth of waste management plan data submitted to several Alameda County cities to develop estimates for C&D waste generation based on construction project type.  Data is for total waste generated, including inerts and yard waste.


Type of Construction



New Residential
(single family)

8.5 lbs/sq ft 3 to 15 lbs/sq ft

New Multifamily
Residential Construction
(Apartments or Condos)

Apartments: 7.5 lbs/sq ft

Condos: 15.3 lbs/sq ftt

5 to 18 lbs/sq ft

New Commercial

4.7 lbs/sq ft 2 to 6 lbs/sq ft

Commercial - Tenant

4.6 lbs/sq ft 2 to 6 lbs/sq ft



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