We Guaranttee you

As communities continue to grow, older buildings are being renovated or demolished to make room for newer, more modern buildings. Properly managing the waste during the demolition will prevent threats to human health and the environment.

Demolition Waste Fines

Portion of the 2000 solid waste act, went into effect beginning Jan. 1, 2000. The bill increased the fines and penalties for the illegal dumping of construction and demolition waste making it a much more serious violation. The amount of the fine will reflect the seriousness of the potential impact to human health and the environment.

Also, any property owner that disposes of his or her own personal construction or demolition waste amounting to more than 2,000 pounds or 400 cubic feet on their own property is guilty. If the property owner received money, goods or services for allowing others to dump construction and demolition waste on their property they will be guilty too. Violators can also be required to clean up the waste, or perform community service.

Construction and Demolition Waste Regulations

All construction and demolition waste must be properly disposed off at a permitted transfer station or landfill regardless of whether it was generated from a commercial or residential structure. Before a regulated renovation or demolition project begins, the business or entity requesting the work should make the waste disposal a part of the contract. This will deflect liability if the waste is not properly managed and should be considered by the contractors during the bid process.

Demolition or renovation operations can create several different kinds of waste. Those include:

Clean fill – uncontaminated soil, rock, sand, gravel, asphaltic concrete, blocks and bricks, and minimal amounts of wood, metal and inert solids. These can be used to fill in excavated holes from demolition or construction projects.

Recovered materials – includes doors and windows, which can be removed for reuse, or scrap metal and asphalt shingles, which can be taken to a recycling center;

Regulated wastes – cannot be used as clean fill and cannot be recovered for reuse or recycling