Construction Waste Articles

  • Excavator vibratory compactor case

    Excavator vibratory compactor is an excavator attached to an excavator and used to reinforce the ground. Because of its exciting force, the amplitude is greater than the vibration plate compacted more than ten times to dozens of times, can replace the ramming machine use, and its cost-effective, has always been tamped ...


    By lydite trading company

  • Excavator vibratory compactor case

    Excavator vibratory compactor is an excavator attached to an excavator and used to reinforce the ground. Because of its exciting force, the amplitude is greater than the vibration plate compacted more than ten times to dozens of times, can replace the ramming machine use, and its cost-effective, has always been tamped ...

  • Innovative use for a landfill compactor in crushing construction and demolition waste (C&D waste) - Case Study

    Expensive and diesel-hungry waste shredder led to an innovation in crushing construction and demolition waste (C&D waste). The compaction force of a twin drum design landfill compactor is unparalleled. When directed straight down onto the unsorted waste or landfill residue, the solid steel crushing teeth bite into the waste. The crushing is so efficient that the required fraction size is ...


    By Tana Oy

  • 3 Construction Waste Management Best Practices

    The rising popularity of green building practices is shining a spotlight on construction waste disposal in the U.S. While federal regulations are limited, states and local governments are increasingly setting new requirements for the proper management of C&D debris. According to the EPA, more than 530 million tons of C&D waste is generated across the country each year. This staggering ...

  • Evaluation of construction waste in Xanxerê: possibilities for a more sustainable end

    This research aims to study new strategies of reduction and destination of construction waste, as well as acknowledge what is being done with the waste produced in the city of Xanxerê, Santa Catarina, in order to propose actions for a better destination of the waste. In order to do so a field research was carried out, with the use of a supporting questionnaire, interviewing authorities, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mattress recycling project case study

    Large hotel client was replacing 400 mattresses and box springs, they needed to find a solution to reduce, reuse and recycle these items. The cost to dispose of each mattress and box spring was S20 per item, the hotel faced a disposal fee charge of over $16,000.00. The average mattress is 23 cubic feet and 70 lbs each. Mattresses are 60% steel and 40% soft stuff (foam, textiles), box ...

  • Boiler mass spec diagnostic testing case study

    CK Environmental was retained by Ze-Gen, to conduct a diagnostic emissions test program on their pilot plant in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Ze-gen is a leading developer and integrator of waste gasification technology which converts construction and demolition waste (C&D) and municipal solid waste (MSW) into near zero-emissions syngas and electrical energy. The ...


    By CK Environmental, Inc.

  • Beta Version of Game Plan is Scheduled for Release by the End of August 2012

    We are very excited to announce the release of the beta version of Game Plan – Construction Production Planner™. The release is scheduled for the end of this month. Game Plan is a web based ...


  • Construction debris recycle: assigning the costs to where they belong

    The research reported here developed a management model for construction and demolition waste in a Brazilian municipality with material flow sheet and economical balances. This waste is produced at a rate of 1.7 kg per person per day. The private construction sector is called upon to run and fund the waste movement network through correct fee structures. The heart of the network is a sorting and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste quantification models for estimation of construction and demolition waste generation: a review

    Quantification is crucial for construction and demolition waste management. Accurate estimation can be satisfied by developing waste quantification model that is applicable for regional or nation–wide C&D waste generation. This paper presents a review on quantification models for C&D waste from literatures and how they correlate. Most studies combine the empirical waste assessment data or waste ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycling construction materials in a developing country: four case studies

    This study identifies, documents, and assesses the existing levels of awareness and implementation of sustainability practices amongst the different participants in the Lebanese construction industry. The analysis is based on a survey of owners, designers, and contractors supplemented with four case studies illustrating the recycling of construction demolition waste (CDW). The results indicate an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Donzi landfill expansion using stratagrid case study

    Background The Donzi Lane Landfill in Atlanta, GA had been in use since the 1970's for construction and demolition waste disposal. The site was nearing its capacity and additional landfill space was urgently needed due to the accelerating population growth and waste stream generated by development. Due to the high cost and long lead times for designing, permitting and constructing new ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • Recycling asphalt shingles a boon for Minnesota C&D Recycler

    The Northeast Recycling Council estimates that more than 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are scrapped in the U.S. each year; 10 million from installation tear-offs and re-roofing jobs and another one million discarded as waste by asphalt shingle manufacturers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that shingle waste makes up 8 percent of the total building-related waste stream ...


    By Vermeer

  • The way to a new business model

    Paul Rouget’s 2010 Christmas dream already came true in November when he received a new RM80 GO!. It all began in 1996 when Rouget started up a construction company on the Channel Island of Guernsey. When he started out the ambitious young entrepreneur realised very early on that the disposal of rubble is difficult on the island and that natural resources of ...


    By Rubble Master HMH GmbH

  • Government to invest GBP£70m in green facilities

    The Mayor of London has announced the government's intentions to invest GBP£70 million in the development of low-carbon waste and recycling facilities in the capital. This could potentially create hundreds of jobs in engineering and construction, as several biomass, incineration sites and recycling centres for food and plants will be built; saving the capital millions of pounds, according ...

  • Kauai National Botanical Gardens – LEED™ Certified, Kalaheo, Hawaii - Case study

    Project Name: Kauai National Botanical Gardens – LEED™ Certified Products: Rainstore3 underground water harvesting and Gravelpave2 porous parking lot Applications: Rainwater Harvesting Tank and Porous Parking Lot ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Similarities and synergies between mineral processing and recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste

    Recycled aggregates from Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW) can replace natural aggregates in applications such as road construction and concrete production, but in the latter instance there are stringent quality requirements. This paper proposes the application of mineral dressing concepts to the characterisation of C&DW. The main strengths and drawbacks of dry and wet separation processes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tana’s shredder treatment doubled the value of recycled material

    The purpose of Tana’s customer’s business is to minimize the amount of waste deposited in landfills, help keeping the environment clean and save non-renewable natural resources. The customer was looking for a shredder that could shred most of the waste fractions they received: industrial and commercial waste, construction and demolition wood, pieces of furniture and different kinds of ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Major C&D waste recycliing plant for the Nick Brookes Group

    One of the leading recycling companies in the North West of England has recently demonstrated an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement by installing a new state of the art washing plant. The Nick Brookes Group, based in Cheshire is now running a 120 ton per hour C&D waste recycling plant from County Tyrone company, CDE. The Nick Brookes Group is one of the most prominent recycling ...


    By CDEnviro

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