demolition waste News

  • New decree on demolition waste

    Official Spanish State Gazette published Royal Decree 105/2008, which regulates the production, ownership and management of building and demolition waste. The said decree lays down the obligations and responsibilities of the players involved, who are, basically, the holders of the building permit or the owners of the property being refurbished or built; the developers, who are called the ...


  • Good potential for the sustainable re-use of demolition waste

    Europe produces around 450 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste every year, representing a quarter of all waste materials. A recent study of construction and demolition waste suggests that, with the right policies in place, there are good opportunities to ensure sustainable practices through re-use and recycling. One challenge associated with sustainable brownfield redevelopment ...

  • English company fined for burning waste on demolition site

    A Herefordshire plant and demolition company has been ordered to pay GBP 7,553 in fines and costs for burning tyres, plastic and other waste at a site in Taunton. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. The Agency visited Taunton Trading Estate at Norton Fitzwarren on October 29, 2007 after receiving a report that waste was being burnt at the site. The trading estate was in the process of ...

  • It’s time to tackle construction and demolition waste

    A little known fact of Canadian achievements is that on a per capita basis we generate more wastes than any other country in the world. Construction and demolition waste forms a large part of this dubious distinction. In 2009 the Canadian Council for the Ministers of the Environment (CCME) developed a waste action plan to tackle this problem. In the first phase of the plan, specific materials ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental performance of construction and demolition waste management

    The EU Waste Framework Directive1 aims to recycle or recover materially 70% of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste by 2020. This study evaluated the performance of the Finnish waste management system against this target. The results showed that the system generates environmental benefits and is profitable, but has not reached the 70% target. The researchers suggest ways the tar Europe ...


    By European Commission

  • Prison demolition closes in on zero waste target

    A Scottish prison demolition project, managed by contractor Carillion, has beaten its own recycling target of 98 per cent by hitting 99.5 per cent. Less than half a per cent of waste from the site was sent to landfill meaning the project was very close to achieving Scotland’s zero waste aspirations. Carillion demolished Low Moss prison at Bishopbriggs, Glasgow to make way for a new prison planned ...

  • Magnets for waste processing, construction and demolition sorting lines

    Goudsmit Magnetics recently constructed a new electromagnetic overbelt magnet for Langezaal BV of Haaksbergen. This is intended for optimization of the ferrous metal separation on an existing rubble crusher. Overbelt magnets of this type find their use in applications such as waste processing, construction and demolition sorting lines and separation of undesired ferrous particles from the ...


    By Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV

  • Demolition: Where power meets precision

    Demolition involves plenty of noise, big machinery and a lot of dust. But today’s demolition contractor offers more than just brawn. Being a top choice demolition contractor means having multifaceted skills in just about every aspect of jobsite preparation, from remediation and abatement to materials recycling.“It’s not just about getting in and smashing stuff,” says Scott Knightly, president of ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Frost & Sullivan: Growing Volume of Construction and Demolition Waste Boosts the Recycling Market

    The growing volume of construction and demolition (C&D) waste has become a significant concern in Europe. The C&D market in the region is governed by regulations regarding waste reduction, recycling and diversion of waste material resources away from landfilling. Therefore, the need to recycle C&D waste has prompted waste management companies to optimise collection systems and ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Recycling construction and demolition waste has substantial environmental benefits

    The environmental benefits of recycling construction and demolition waste (CDW) are considerable, even after accounting for the impacts of the recycling process itself, research confirms. By assessing CO2 and energy use at a large-scale recycling plant in Portugal, reseachers have shown that, over its 60-year lifespan, the CO2 emissions prevented will be ten times as much as those produced, and ...

  • MagneGas Selected for Major Steel Demolition Project in Florida

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a leading energy and technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas fuel, today announced that its cutting fuel is being used in the steel portion of the demolition of the St. Petersburg Pier. The St. Petersburg Pier is a multi-story structure that is being ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • Asbestos hazards prompt EPA to halt demolition work

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued two orders to Rock Springs Enterprises Inc. to cease demolition work at the site of a former pottery-manufacturing facility in Chester, Hancock County, W. Va. because of potential health hazards from asbestos and damage to a previously-constructed soil cap at the site. The former owners of the site, Newell Holdings Delaware, Inc., installed an ...

  • MagneGas Selected for 5 Major Florida Demolition Projects

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (MNGA) a leading technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas2® fuel, announced today that its cutting fuel has again been selected by industry experts as the fuel of choice for five major demolition projects in Florida. MagneGas2® fuel is ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • Removal of building crane important step in demolition

    A building crane in one of Dounreay’s shut-down facilities became a waste package itself when a much larger crane reached in through the roof and lifted it off its rails. The decontamination and waste handling facility, code named D1207, was built to serve Dounreay’s chemical plants and the next door Vulcan site. The electrical overhead travelling (EOT) gantry crane, which had a 7.5 ton capacity, ...

  • Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. Completes Demolition Services at Waste Water Treatment Plant

    Dallas Contracting Co., Inc., a specialized contractor providing building demolition services, onsite concrete aggregate crushing, equipment salvage and scrap metal recycling to various industries, recently completed Dismantlement Phase 1 of 2 at an industrial waste water treatment plant in Westchester County, New York. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted by a ...


  • Demolition Projects and Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Nearby Residents

    Last month, The Desert Sun published a report about the demolition of a 229 room hotel and spa in downtown Palm Springs.  The article stated that the building, constructed in the 1960s, was found to contain asbestos during the demolition project.  Due to this find, containment of the worksite and air monitoring was put into place to prevent exposure to any asbestos fibers released into ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Final load of debris shipped from K-25 Building demolition project

    On March 11, The final truckload of debris from the K-25 Building demolition project was shipped from East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). The K-25 Building, located at the East Tennessee Technology Park (the former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant), was built in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. At that time, K-25 was the world’s largest building under one roof. Demolition of the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Demolition Projects & Air Quality Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses air quality concerns that can result from demolition projects.   In most circumstances, much of the waste created by tearing down an old or damaged building is inert or nonhazardous.  However, other ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • MagneGas Selected as Strategic Partner for Large Demolition Project in Alabama

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (OTCBB: MNGA), the developer of a technology that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based metal working fuel and natural gas alternative, announced today the Company has entered into an agreement with Marathon Construction and Demolition, LLC (Marathon) to provide MagneGas™ fuel for metal cutting exclusively on a large demolition ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • Demolition to Begin Aug. 24 at Carter Carburetor Superfund Site

    Demolition and removal work at the Carter Carburetor Superfund Site in north St. Louis, Mo., is expected to get underway on Monday, August 24, EPA Region 7 announced today. The CBI Building, a four-story structure at 2840 N. Spring Avenue, and the adjacent two-story WILLCO Building, will be torn down and hauled away by contractors and subcontractors hired by ACF Industries, Inc., one of the ...

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