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The following list of information resources is a summary of those found in sections 1 - 4 and 7 - 9 of the C & D Waste Guide. For resources on topics in other sections, please refer to the 'Recycling Equipment Links' and 'Waste Material Exchange' sections directly.

Tools
Assistance
Additional Sources of Information


Tools to Help Manage Waste
(checklists, model plans, case studies, calculators, and guidelines)




Evaluate Waste and Identify Opportunities:

Designing Specifications and Waste Management Plans - This factsheet provides a model plan and model specifications for inclusion into a contractor's waste management plan. King County, Washington, 2001.

Hazardous Waste Minimization Checklist & Assessment Manual for the Building Construction Industry, California Environmental Protection Agency Department of Toxic Substances Control, May 1993. This workbook was developed to aid the construction industry in evaluating its operations in the interest of reducing the amount of wastes generated. It will guide the contractor through an evaluation of operations and reduction options using a checklist, tables and rating system. Worksheets are also provided to assist in determining which options are the most cost effective for implementation. For a copy of the workbook, contact the Office of Pollution Prevention and Technology Department, P.O. Box 806, Sacramento, CA 95812-0806 or (916)-322-3670.

Residential Construction Waste From Disposal To Management - A factsheet for builders discussing benefits and general methods for reducing, reusing and recycling C&D waste. This factsheet is an introduction to the builder's field guide of the same name offered by the NAHB Research Center. Ordering information is provided at the end of the factsheet. National Association of Home Builders Research Center by Peter Yost, 1997.
     -http://www.toolbase.org/Best-Practices/Construction-Waste/residential-construction-waste

The Construction Waste Management Handbook provides a step-by-step discussion of a construction waste management plan developed and applied by The Homestead Habitat for Humanity (HHFH) at their Jordan Commons development. The handbook includes details on the calculation of disposal costs (potential savings), waste composition, identification and selection of recycling and reuse outlets, on-site training, material sorting procedures, and more. A must-read for anyone interested in developing a construction waste management plan. National Association of Home Builders Research Center for Homestead, Florida Habitat for Humanity, 1996.
     - http://sgnarc.ncat.org/engine/index.php/resources/2001/08/23/Construction-Waste-Management-Handbook
Calculating the Cost-Effectiveness of Jobsite Recycling - Are there dollars in your dumpster? - This site provides a series of worksheets to help determine how much of what materials are produced at the job-site, and the cost of recycling versus disposal. King County Solid Waste Division, 2001.

Gypsum Drywall Management:

Drywall Recycling provides an overview of gypsum management on a construction site and existing and potential markets. This factsheet also offers a glimpse at regulations governing the processing of gypsum as well as equipment considerations. California Integrated Waste Managment Board, 2001.
     - http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/publications/condemo/43195069.doc

Guidelines for the Recycling of Construction Gypsum On-site - Guidelines as established by The Gypsum Association. The Gypsum Association recommends these procedures for disposal of job-site new construction waste gypsum board on residential building lots based on information derived from scientific studies. The Gypsum Association.
     - http://www.gypsum.org/topical.html#residential

Gypsum Wallboard and Recycling Reuse Options in the State of Vermont - An in-depth report on the characteristics of gypsum wallboard and market opportunities for recycling. Vermont Agency of Natural Resources by Emma Marvin, 2000.
     - http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/wastediv/recycling/gypsum.pdf

Wood Management:

Wood Waste Best Practices - Focus is on demolition and landclearing, but provides a number of useful strategies that could be applied to new construction as well. Contains an especially useful overview on size reduction equipment (grinding, shredding, chipping) and screening equipment. Clean Washington Center.
     - http://www.cwc.org/wood_bp.htm

Steel Recycling:

Steel Recycling Search Engine - This custom Google search will give results from recycling and general steel related institutes and associations. Use it to search for recycling news, resources or anything recycling related. Capital Steel & Wire, Inc..
- http://www.capitalsteel.net/blog/steel-recycling-resources

Asphalt Shingle Management:

ShingleRecycling.org - A comprehensive overview of asphalt shingles, recycling opportunities and regulatory issues. The website is intended to assist those interested in asphalt shingle recycling activities by providing pertinent information and contacts. It includes a discussion of recycling markets, links to current reports and articles, a list of state regulatory contacts, and a summary of specific state studies regarding highway and trail pavement applications. Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida.
- http://www.shinglerecycling.org/

Mercury Product Management:

Mercury In Products - A discussion of mercury in products such as wiring devices and switches, including thermostats, electric lighting, measuring devices and control instruments and more. Also provides a brief overview of environmental impacts caused by landfilling and incineration. Pertinent on-line resources are available through the "Only Mercury In Products Links" button. Other navigational links will lead to a wealth of mercury information maintained in this topic hub. Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)
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http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/subsection.cfm?hub=22&subsec=19&nav=19

Understanding Mercury in Building and Component Design, Specification, Remodeling and Demolition - Provides an overview for contractors on specifying products, identifying and managing mercury containing products in buildings. Also provides a list of products that may contain mercury. Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance, 2000.
    - http://www.in.gov/idem/your_environment/mercury/catalog/hospitals_mercury.pdf

Mercury Regulations and Policies - An overview of federal and state regulations and policies regarding mercury. Pertinent on-line resources are available through the "Only Regulations and Policies Links" button. Other navigational links will lead to a wealth of mercury information maintained in this topic hub. Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)
    - http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/subsection.cfm?hub=22&subsec=8&nav=8

Deconstruction Practices:

A Guide To Deconstruction - Subtitled as 'An Overview of deconstruction with a focus on Community Development Opportunities complete with deconstruction project profiles and case studies', this guide actually provides something for everyone. Gain details on the benefits and the types of deconstruction, important tips on assessing buildings, a discussion of labor strategies, and tips for managing salvaged materials. National Association of Home Builders Research Center for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2000.
- http://www.huduser.org/publications/pdf/decon.pdf (slow to load - but worth it)
Building Disassembly and Material Salvage: The Riverdale Case Study - In an effort to address building industry and property owner questions, deconstruction of a 2000 square foot, 4 unit, residential building in urban Baltimore County, Maryland was performed, documented and analyzed in comparison to demolition. The report discusses industry issues, (environmental, regulatory, worker, and logistical), project results (labor studies, quantities of materials managed, and cost analysis), and recommendations for future projects. National Association of Home Builders Research Center for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1997.
- http://www.smartgrowth.org/pdf/deconstruction.pdf
 
Deconstruction: Back to the Future for Buildings?, Environmental Building News, Volume 9, Number 5, May 2000, p 1, by Peter Yost. This six page article examines the place of deconstruction by looking at building design, materials management and costs. A checklist is provided "as guidance for maximizing deconstruction's potential".
 
Strategies for Waste Reduction of Construction and Demolition Debris from Buildings - A factsheet aimed toward local government., building owners, developers, and contractors. It provides an overview of case studies with a summary of what was learned: strategies, cost benefits and Q and A. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000.
- http://www.ilsr.org/recycling/buildingdebris.pdf
Deconstruction at Work: Deconstruction Building #28 at Stowe Village - Case study of six public housing units in Hartford, Connecticut. This factsheet provides a brief summary of the project results and quantitative community benefits. Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 1998.
- http://www.ilsr.org/recycling/decon/deconatwork.html

Building a Deconstruction Company: A Training Manual for Facilitators and Entrepreneurs - A report for anyone interested in starting a deconstruction company. It provides details from setup and funding, to planning, deconstruction, and material resale. Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), 2001. Order from: ILSR ilsr@igc.org or telephone (202) 232-4108.


Assistance
The Used Building Materials Association is a non-profit, membership organization based in Pennsylvania. It represents companies and organizations involved in the acquisition and/or redistribution of used building materials. UBMA provides publications and a well-known annual conference to its' members.
- http://www.ubma.org/, telephone 1-800-990-BMRA (2672).
The Construction Materials Recycling Association is devoted exclusively to the needs of the rapidly expanding North American construction waste & demolition debris processing and recycling industry, this organization provides information and campaigns to increase the acceptance of used materials. CMRA also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter with news, commodity prices, and in-depth reporting for the C&D industry called the Construction Materials Recycler
- http://www.cdrecycling.org/, telephone (630)-548-4510.
The National Association of Demolition Contractors was formed to foster goodwill and the exchange of ideas with the public, governmental agencies, and contractors engaged in the demolition industry. The NADC guides members and sponsors educational programs to increase public understanding of all phases of the demolition industry.
- http://www.demolitionassociation.com/, e-mail info@demolitionassociation.com, telephone (800)-541-2412.

The National Association of Home Builders is a federation of more than 800 state and local builders associations throughout the United States. The mission of this trade association is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry, and to promote policies that will keep housing a national priority. Chief among NAHB’s goals is providing and expanding opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing. Find a state or local HBA using a user-friendly searchable database.
     - e-mail info@nahb.com, telephone (800)-368-5242, ext. 0.

The National Mercury Reductions Program Database provides direct links to over 100 federal, state and local assistance programs for mercury reduction. Managed by the Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA).
    - http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/programs/
, Andy Bray - telephone 617-367-8558 306 or e-mail abray@newmoa.org.

The Gypsum Association is a non-profit trade association for gypsum board manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada. It provides technical information and assistance to the construction industry and code enforcement community regarding gypsum. The website includes reports and publications that assist in understanding of the gypsum manufaturing industry and current gypsum board recycling markets.
     - http://www.gypsum.org/, e-mail info@gypsum.org

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association is an international trade association representing the interests of manufacturers, recyclers and distributors of pallets, containers and reels. Find a supplier, ask a question, or read through the technical resources regarding pallets.
     - http://www.nwpca.com/, telephone (703)-519-6104.


Additional Sources of Information

Characteristics || Options || Gypsum || Wood || Mercury || Deconstruction

C&D Waste Characteristics:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Characterization of Building- Related Construction and Demolition Debris In The United States, 1998, http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/sqg/c&d-rpt.pdf

C&D Waste Management Options:
King County Solid Waste Division in Cooperation with Seattle Public Utilities, Contractor's Guide To Preventing Waste and Recycling, http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/sustainablebuilding/Leeds/default.htm

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Waste Wise Update: Building For the Future, 2002, http://www.epa.gov/wastewise/pubs/wwupda16.pdf

Sustainable Sources, Sustainable Building Sourcebook: Construction Waste, http://www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/ConstructionWaste.html

Montana State University Extension Service, Pollution Prevention for Residential Construction, http://peakstoprairies.org/p2bande/construction/ContrGuide/section8.cfm

Gypsum Recycling:
The Gypsum Association, Synthetic Gypsum

The Gypsum Association, Gypsum's Environmental Story in North America, http://www.gypsum.org/pdf/gypsum3.pdf

Wood Reycling:
California Integrated Waste Management Board, The Urban Wood Waste Fact Sheet, http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/publications/condemo/44395057.doc

Mercury Management:
Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA), Mercury in the Environment and Human Health Effects , http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/toc.cfm?hub=22&subsec=7&nav=7 .

Deconstruction:
U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program, Greening Federal Facilities, Chapter 7.4, http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/29267.pdf

California Integrated Waste Management Board, Job Site Source Separation, http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/ConDemo/Materials/SourceSep.htm

(Fact Sheet 10 of 10)

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