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Construction and Demolition Debris

Follow the steps below to find a list of businesses and organizations that will accept your unwanted materials for reuse, recycling, or disposal. To find disposal options for multiple materials, use the Advanced Search page.

Step 1: Select specific materials

Acoustic Ceiling Tile
Panels made from a variety of materials designed to reduce noise. Most vendors will accept mineral fiber-based tiles that are free of contaminants but will not accept cast tile, fiberglass board, ceramic-based tiles or laminated tiles.

Asphalt pavement is made from aggregate and asphalt cement, a refined oil product.

Asphalt Roofing
Shingles composed of a felt mat saturated with asphalt, with small rock granules added.

A building material made of fired clay that is normally formed into blocks of uniform size.

A common construction material often found in foundations and sidewalks. It is made from a mixture of aggregates (sand and gravel), cement and water.

Internal wall material made of a sheet of gypsum covered on both sides with a paper facing and a paperboard backing. Drywall is also referred to as gypsum board, wallboard, plasterboard and rock.

Fiberglass consists of flexible fragments of spun or woven glass and is often found in insulating materials. It can also be coated with resins and molded into items such as pools or spas.

A mixture of cement or gypsum plaster with sand, perlite or vermiculite, and sometimes lime to form an interior wet wall system when applied to lath work or plasterboard.

A durable, non-absorbent ceramic that is fired at the highest kiln temperatures. It is often found as porcelain, toilets, sinks and ceramic tiles.

Reusable Building Materials
A variety of items including but not limited to cabinets, doors, fencing, floor coverings, hardware and fixtures, plumbing and pipe, roofing, siding and windows.

Rigid Foam Insulation Board
Solid foam sheets, usually made of EPS, XPS, XEPS, ISO, or a composite. The foam comes in a range of thicknesses and may, or may not, have foil backing on 1 or 2 sides. Usually used as insulation under roofs, on walls, or under foundations.

Vermiculite Attic Insulation
A pebble-like, pour-in product that is light-brown or gold in color. Some vermiculite attic insulation may contain asbestos fibers. Left undisturbed, vermiculite does not pose a risk. Homeowners should not disturb vermiculite attic insulation and should limit trips to the attic if this type of insulation is present.

Clean wood includes wood that is untreated, unstained and unpainted such as: construction lumber, pallets, plywood, OSB, and branches. Pressure treated, stained, or painted wood is not recyclable and should be disposed of as garbage. Railroad ties, which are treated with creosote, are sometimes recyclable, so check with the C&D processing facilities to see if they accept them.

All construction and demolition debris


Step 2: Is this material generated from your business or residence?

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Updated: Aug. 27, 2009

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