Residential Construction Waste Management Demonstration and Evaluation summarizes the first-year activities of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/NAHB Research Center effort to explore alternative construction waste management strategies for new residential construction in an effort to identify barriers and opportunities related to voluntary, cost-effective residential construction waste management.
This document includes the results of several efforts, including:
- A background paper that summarizes the regulatory and policy environment governing construction waste at the federal and local levels;
- Detailed characterizations of the waste materials generated during typical residential construction in three regions of the United States;
- Workshops that explored and formulated waste reduction, reuse and recycling methods in the same three regions, presented to the building industry, local and state government representatives, and private sector waste haulers; and
- Strategies explored with manufacturers for developing recycled-content/resource-efficient building materials.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste