Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling

Construction & Demolition (C&D) Debris Recycling Program

An important aspect of Green Building is waste reduction. Hillsborough was one of the first jurisdictions to approve a C&D policy and hire staff to monitor and enforce a Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Program. The ordinance requires approved Waste Reduction Plans for building and demolition projects prior to permit issuance.

Since 2002, the C&D Recycling program has diverted as much as 80% of C&D materials generate annually from construction projects. The program places a strong emphasis on “deconstruction” and salvage in an effort to find the highest-and-best uses for materials removed from Hillsborough building sites.

Salvaging floor joists


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