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Resources for C&D Reuse and Recycling

StopWaste Resources

  • Use our RE:Source guide search tool at right to find places to recycle your construction and demolition waste materials. 
  • Asphalt Shingle Recycling - Oakland facility offers asphalt shingle recycling services.
  • Carpet Tile Reuse Pilot Program - Find local organizations that accept clean carpet tiles for reuse.
  • Design for Reuse Primer - A grant from the U.S. Green Building Council allowed for the development of this comprehensive report on LEED buildings that incorporated building material reuse into their projects.

Additional Resources

  • BayWise.Org provides details on how to handle hazardous wastes from demolition projects. A trained professional should inspect any pre-1980s structure (including residential) and buildings where occupants may have left behind hazardous materials.  
  • Building Material Reuse Association is a 501c3 non-profit educational and research organization whose mission is to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse / recycling of recovered building materials.
  • California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) brings together the state's recycling and waste management programs. Website includes comprehensive C&D recycling information.
  • Construction Demolition Recycling Association promotes the safe and economically feasible recycling of the more than 325 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition materials generated in the United States annually. 
  • Recycling Certification Institute is a nonprofit that provides third-party verification of recovery and recycling reporting by C&D recycling facilities nationwide.
  • RecyclerFinder is an online and mobile application for quickly locating facilities that handle C&D and other recycled materials.  
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set goals for the reduction and reuse of building materials.

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