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Construction & Demolition Recycling

King County provides the tools and assistance needed to help you to obtain the highest diversion rates possible on your construction, demolition and deconstruction projects. Tools available include jobsite waste guidelines, a waste management plan template, sample waste recycling specifications, directory of local construction waste recyclers and more. Available assistance includes presentations to jobsite workers on building material reuse, salvage, and recycling, site visits to assess diversion options and research on recycling options for hard to recycle commodities. To learn more about the range of services available and to receive assistance please contact King County's construction recycling program online or by calling 206-477-5272.

Save money and resources on your construction project - view your unwanted jobsite debris as a resource for someone else, not as a waste.

Diversion/Recycling Rates for Local Processing Facilities

Diversion (recycling and beneficial use) rates for local construction and demolition debris recycling and processing facilities.

Cost–Effectiveness of Jobsite Diversion/Recycling

Calculate the costs and benefits of recycling at your jobsite. Contains the Recycling Economics Worksheet.

Construction and Demolition Recycling

The pros and cons of source separation and commingling of construction and demolition materials.

C&D Definitions

Definitions of key phrases used on this Web site and throughout the construction and demolition recycling industry.

Alternatives to Demolition

An introduction to cost-saving salvage and deconstruction practices and local resources to help you get started.

Design Specifications and Waste Management Plans

Includes information about incorporating diversion/recycling requirements into initial specifications and waste management plans.

Design for Disassembly (DfD)

DfD is a building design process that allows for the easy recovery of products, parts and materials when a building is disassembled or renovated.

Build a Successful Diversion/Recycling Program

Strategies to ensure a successful diversion/recycling program as part of your green building project.

Prevent Jobsite Waste

Learn how to prevent construction waste by planning accordingly, working with suppliers and utilizing reuse and salvage practices.



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Construction Recycling Directory

Construction Recycling Directory

The 2012 edition of the Construction Recycling Directory (PDF, 1.3 MB) is available now!

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Construction Recycling

Learn how to obtain the highest diversion rates possible on your construction, demolition and deconstruction projects.

Updated: May. 12, 2015

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