Construction & Demolition Material Recycling FAQ

Construction project managers must ensure their site meets the local recycling requirements. If you have any questions regarding C&D materials, JJD Recycling LLC in Philadelphia highlights 10 common construction material recycling FAQ. This guideline will answer questions regarding what materials fall under the C&D category, economic & environmental benefits, cost associations and more.

JJD Recycling LLC Construction Material Recycling FAQ Philadelphia PA

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What does C&D mean?

Construction and demolition.

What are the most common C&D materials?

Construction & demolition material includes asphalt, concrete, dirt, rock, brick, sand, soil and stone.

How can I safely recycle materials from my construction job site?

All materials above should be transported from your job site(s) to a local construction recycling facility for safe and proper disposal.

Can I haul my own waste to your construction recycling facility?

Yes, you must drop off your own material. Please call the construction material recycling center of your choice in advance for rules, regulations and operating hours.

What is the difference between recycling & deconstruction?

When you recycle C&D material you drop them off at a facility to be properly sorted then resold or reused. Deconstruction is when a project manager will repurpose materials currently on the job site.

For example, you can use clean fill dirt to fill holes or build up ground elevation.

What are the environmental benefits of recycling C&D materials?

Landfill waste reduction, energy savings, lower carbon footprint, greenhouse gas reduction and saves natural resources.

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What are the economic benefits of recycling C&D materials?

Energy & cost savings, competitive edge, job creation and local partnerships which boost the local economy.

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How can I safely get rid of hazardous waste?

Batteries, fluorescent bulbs, paints, pesticides, oil, gasoline and propane are all considered hazardous waste and must be discarded properly. While most construction material recycling facilities do not accept these items, you can find local disposal centers near you.

What do I do if my subcontractor doesn’t recycle?

A recycling plan should be made clear from the very beginning. If your subcontractor does not want to comply you can either assume all C&D recycling responsibilities or find another subcontractor.

How can I lessen the amount of construction waste on my job site?

Reduce waste on your construction site by storing material properly, purchasing only what you need and ordering from brands with minimal packaging.

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JJD Recycling LLC accepts concrete, asphalt, clean fill and topsoil at our construction material disposal center in Philadelphia, PA. Drop off your excess C&D materials at our facility to be properly processed, crushed and recycled for future use. For any questions not highlighted above, call our office at 267-687-2463.


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