Construction and Demolition Waste

Building renovations and construction projects take place on campus year round, increasing significantly during summer months. Most of the construction activities create substantial amounts of recyclable debris, including wood, concrete, asphalt, drywall, metal, wire, cardboard, and ceiling tiles.

Contractors at San Jose State University recycle construction and demolition (CD) debris as part of their scope of work. In most cases, this is achieved by having the commingled waste hauled to a designated CD recovery facility, where recovery rates of 80 percent are often achieved.