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1 Martin Grohman, LEED®AP Director of Sustainability, GAF Slide 1 SETTING UP A CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

2 Why Use A Construction Waste Management Plan? Increase profits Increasingly Specified or Required Reduce disposal costs Cleaner jobsite Improve relationship with General Contractor 2

3 The Building Life Cycle 3 ManufacturingConstructionUse/OccupancyRepair/ImproveDemolitionRecycling


5 General Contractor use of CWMP 5 Source: McGraw Hill Construction

6 Preferential End of Life Outcomes 6

7 Example CWMP There is no standard or required format LEED projects should include a target recovery rate column 7

8 Setting up A CWMP Set a Diversion Goal Identify Recyclable Products Estimate Quantities and Seek Bids Select Recyclers Train Crew Monitor the Program Calculate Final Diversion Rate and Savings 8

9 A jobsite with a CWMP in action 9

10 10 TYPICAL RECOVERABLE MATERIALS Architectural Salvage Wood & metal framing HVAC Equipment Wiring and Cable Concrete, brick, block Wood (incl. treated & painted, plywood, OSB) Roofing (membrane, metal, slate, asphalt shingle) Lighting (bulbs, ballasts, fixtures) Doors and Windows Cardboard Glass

11 Making a difference by recycling By Recycling an Average Roof of 240 Squares, you can divert: –Approx 4000 cubic feet of insulation –About 6000 pounds of membrane This amount of material would fill three average swimming pools 11 Source: Nationwide Foam

12 Average Roof of 30-35 squares 3.5 tons or 7000 lbs of roofing 5 cubic yards of landfill space The equivalent of more than one year of a typical familys trash Instead, used at 5%, this could help pave over 50 feet of typical road! Source of trash data: DOE Source of Road Data: NAPA 12 MAKING A DIFFERENCE BY RECYCLING

13 COSTS: RECYCLING VS. DISPOSAL Compared to disposal (bottom bar), recycling costs less for nearly all construction and demolition materials. Source: Industrial Recycling Network 13

14 WILL IT SLOW DOWN THE JOB? Not because of labor You can make recycling easier than disposal Not because of service Hauling recyclables is the same as hauling waste Not because of logistics Recycling can be coordinated specifically to the job site, to fit in the project schedule 14

15 KEYS TO SUCCESS OF YOUR RECYCLING EFFORT 100% Support from Crew + Subs Get the paperwork right Adequate space on site Good recycling partners 15

16 Source Separating Saves 16 Waste is an asset. Treat it like one. Separation captures the full economic value of the asset. Mixing together creates a waste. Mixed debris recycling rates are < or << than rates achievable with separation. Mixed debris costs are = or > than disposal costs.

17 What to look for in a Recycling Partner Service –Distance from jobsite –On-call pickups? –References Pricing –$/load, payment terms –Size of load, extra charges 17

18 What to look for in a Recycling partner (contd): Safety –Citations? Accidents? –Insurance Certificate Documentation 18

19 Things to Watch Out For Code Issues Hazardous Materials –Lead –Asbestos –Usually start with an engineering survey to help avoid –Note: Hazmat not counted in LEED Lack of End markets for salvaged materials Design for reuse/deconstruction –Make it easy for the next user Problem Recyclers 19

20 Quick Notes on Problem Recyclers 100% diversion rate is claimed Lack of documentation, signed by Bob Hesitant to give you a tour Wont give you a straight answer if you ask where material is going. –Chain of Custody for disposed material – where it ultimately ends up is also important –If you ever got audited by USGBC you could get those points taken away 20

21 CWMP ON THE JOB Recycling containers must be at least as convenient to use as trash bins. If your jobsite is large, make certain that bins are centrally located and easily accessible. Effort should be made to see that containers do not become over full. To prevent unwanted drive-by dumping, locate recycling containers away from public sight and access. Make the signs on the bins removable – so they can be taken off and exchanged when the bins are emptied. And put the General Debris bin the farthest away from the work area – make it easier to recycle materials than it is to throw them away – a classic real-world tip. Place trash and recycling bins for the crew at the site entrance. 21

22 Summary: Benefits of Construction Waste Management Trim Costs Create Environmental Benefits Win More Bids Assist Charitable Organizations Meet Codes Slide 22

23 Recycling Specification 23

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25 SUMMARY You can reduce costs by recycling You can market your recycling activities Roofing recycling can positively impact the environment Source separating saves Retain your documentation General Contractors prefer to work with Subs that know CWMP 25

26 Thank You: 26 Planet Reuse Design For West Development Group

27 Additional Resources: oucan.htm oucan.htm WasteCap Wisconsin, with a variety of tools and training for Construction Waste Management Greg Winklers compendium of graphics spreadsheets and resources (highly recommended): 387_downloads.php&cat=113 (this has a blank CWMP) 387_downloads.php&cat=113 27

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