Landscape Results: Construction Waste
Rated Landscapes in Alameda County kept over 236,000 tons of construction waste out of landfills.
Installing new landscapes and renovating existing ones can produce significant waste. In California, construction and demolition (C&D) debris includes wood, soil, cardboard, asphalt, concrete, glass, metal and other materials. C&D materials account for up to 25% of the disposed waste stream in California.
Keeping C&D debris out of landfills through reuse and recycling has multiple benefits:
- Saves money: lower disposal fees, potentially less need to purchase new materials
- Conserves natural resources
- Slows the rate at which landfills reach capacity
- Reduces methane emissions from landfills