Construction debris: Alternatives to disposal

Municipalities, counties, and state agencies spend considerable amounts of money each year to remodel, remove, or demolish structures. Finding alternatives to disposal can be a sustainable and competitive option. The key to effective material recovery and waste abatement is to identify which alternatives will work for you.

Why it's important

Reusing or recycling C&D material has significant environmental benefits and adds economic profit.

  • Supports local markets and businesses
  • Helps create jobs
  • Revenue from sales of salvaged material
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduced or avoided transportation cost
  • Supports B3 guidelines for state agencies
  • Supports Minnesota’s waste management goal