It’s exciting for area homeowners to complete a renovation on their home, whether they complete the project themselves or hire a contractor to do it for them. However, sometimes homeowners throw construction and demolition materials into a trash can because they’re uncertain of what to do with it. Many states, including California, have strict laws against this practice. Contractors and homeowners who engage in it could find themselves subject to fines and other legal consequences.
What Constitutes Construction and Demolition Waste?
Waste is a broad term that covers at least the following three categories:
- Debris such as asphalt, concrete, and rubble from bridges, highways, and other large civic projects
- Demolition and remodeling debris such as appliances, brick, insulation, fixtures, plaster, and wood from old buildings
- New construction waste such as packaging and scrap material
While it’s possible to recycle a lot of construction and demolition waste, some of it … Read the rest