Construction and Demolition Waste
Federal agencies can count on GSA to meet their space requirements. Construction and demolition are necessary aspects of GSA's public buildings business practices. These projects can generate a significant amount of material that may be recycled or reused. By reducing waste sent to a landfill, GSA reduces its impact on landfill space, while also reducing project costs.
In the Rocky Mountain Region, a plumbing replacement project for the Denver Federal Center produced over 500 porcelain toilets slated for landfill disposal. GSA recycled them, along with debris from the demolition of eight buildings and two concrete slabs, as aggregate. Savings totaled $37,125 - from the recycling of 75,000 tons of material that was used as backfill and road base material on-site. And the community benefited too - by avoiding the traffic and other impacts from the 319 semi-truckloads of material that would have been otherwise transported through their area.
Environmental Management Program
|Objectives||Reduce demolition waste to landfill|
|Reduce secondary waste to landfill|
|Targets||Review recycling and reuse options for all construction and demolition projects|
|Recycle or reuse 50% of all construction and demolition materials|
Federal, State, and Local Policy Regulations
- Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding
- High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance
|Pre-demolition Inspection Form||55k|
Confirm most recent version of Environmental Procedure with Robert Melvin at (303) 236-2743.