Construction & Demolition

Construction-Demolition Overview

When structures are beyond repair and need to be removed, the proper way to dispose of them is either hauling the material to a permitted demolition landfill or getting a permit by rule from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which may allow you to bury the structure on site. To learn more click on the link below.

Reducing and recycling construction and demolition materials conserves landfill space, reduces the environmental impact of producing new materials, creates jobs, and can reduce overall building project expenses through avoided purchase/disposal costs.

Reducing the amount of construction and demolition materials disposed of in landfills or combustion facilities provides numerous benefits:

  • Less waste can lead to fewer disposal facilities, potentially reducing associated environmental issues, including methane gas emissions which contribute to global climate change.
  • Reducing, reusing, and recycling construction and demolition materials offsets the need to extract and consume virgin resources, which also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Deconstruction and selective demolition methods divert large amounts of materials from disposal and provide business opportunities within the local community.
  • Recovered materials can be donated to qualified 501(c)(3) charities, resulting in a tax benefit.

Construction – Demolition Accepted

Construction and demolition (C&D) materials consist of the debris generated during the construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings, roads, and bridges. C&D materials often contain bulky, heavy materials that include:

  • Affixed carpet and padding
  • Asbestos-containing materials (pursuant to an approved ISWMP)
  • Bituminous concrete (includes asphalt pavement and blacktop)
  • Built-in cabinetry
  • Ceiling tile
  • Ceramic items
  • Concrete (including re-rod)
  • Conduit and pipes
  • Drain tile
  • Duct work
  • Electrical wiring and components
  • Glass (limited to window and door glass from buildings and structures)
  • Insulation (Includes fiberglass, mineral wool, cellulose, polystyrene and newspaper.)
  • Masonry (bricks, stucco and plaster)
  • Metal
  • Molded fiberglass
  • Plastic building parts
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Recognizable portions of burned structures
  • Roofing materials
  • Rubber
  • Sheathing
  • Siding (Includes vinyl, masonite, untreated wood, aluminum and steel.)
  • Stone
  • Uncontaminated soil
  • Untreated wood (including painted, stained and/or varnished dimensional lumber, pallets, tree stumps, grubbing, root balls, particle board, plywood, fencing and dock materials)
  • Wall board, sheet rock
  • Wall coverings
  • Wood and vinyl flooring