Construction & Demolition Sustainable Waste Practices
Western Mass Green Consortium (WMGC) Green Night
Join RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts, EcoBuilding Bargains, and the Western Mass Green Consortium for a conversation about increasing reuse and recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) materials. RecyclingWorks is developing guidance on how to divert C&D materials from landfills. We would like to hear from building professionals and others involved in the construction industry about your experience with reuse and recycling of these materials.
In addition, representatives from EcoBuilding Bargains will present on how homeowners and contractors can incorporate reuse into remodel and construction projects.
Topics for discussion include:
- Reuse: Connecting with salvage outlets, like EcoBuilding Bargains, to reuse materials.
- Source Separation: What materials make sense to separate on-site and at what scale of a project?
- C&D Processing: Best practices for capturing high-value materials at commingled facilities
Please attend to learn about and share your experience with these or other issues related to diverting construction and demolition materials from disposal.
5:30 News and announcements
6:00 C&D discussion
About Recycling Works: RecyclingWorks in MA is a free recycling assistance program, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and administered by the Center for EcoTechnology, that helps businesses and institutions maximize recycling, reuse, and composting opportunities. RecyclingWorks resources include a searchable database of haulers and processors of recyclable materials, information on recycling different materials, and free technical assistance to help businesses improve their waste diversion programs.