Construction Waste Management Plan

Report
SETTING UP A CONSTRUCTION
WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
• Martin Grohman, LEED®AP
• Director of Sustainability,
GAF
Slide 1
Why Use A Construction Waste
Management Plan?
• Increase profits
• Increasingly Specified or Required
• Reduce disposal costs
• Cleaner jobsite
• Improve relationship with General Contractor
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The Building Life Cycle
Manufacturing
Recycling
Construction
Demolition
Use/Occupancy
Repair/Improve
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RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF GREEN
BUILDING PRACTICES
Energy Efficiency
Construction Waste Management
Re-Using Existing Structures
Green Site Planning/Devlpmt
Water Use Reduction
Use of Low-Emitting Materials
0
20
2009
2014
40
60
80
100
Source: McGraw Hill Construction
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General Contractor use of CWMP
Establish Jobsite Recycling
Area
Have CWMP
Divert 50%+ Waste
0
2009
20
2012
40
60
80
Source: McGraw Hill Construction
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Preferential End of Life Outcomes
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Example CWMP
• There is no standard or required format
• LEED projects should include a ‘target recovery rate’
column
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Setting up A CWMP
Set a Diversion Goal
Identify Recyclable Products
Estimate Quantities and Seek Bids
Select Recyclers
Train Crew
Monitor the Program
Calculate Final Diversion Rate and Savings
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A jobsite with a CWMP in action
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TYPICAL RECOVERABLE
MATERIALS
Architectural
Salvage
Wood & metal
framing
HVAC Equipment
Wiring and Cable
Concrete, brick, block
Wood (incl. treated &
painted, plywood,
OSB)
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Roofing
(membrane, metal,
slate, asphalt
shingle)
Lighting (bulbs,
ballasts, fixtures)
Doors and Windows
Cardboard
Glass
Making a difference by recycling
• By Recycling an
Average Roof of 240
Squares, you can divert:
– Approx 4000 cubic feet of
insulation
– About 6000 pounds of
membrane
• This amount of material
would fill three average
swimming pools
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Source: Nationwide Foam
MAKING A DIFFERENCE BY RECYCLING
Average Roof of 30-35 squares
3.5 tons or 7000 lbs of roofing


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5 cubic yards of landfill
space
The equivalent of more
than one year of a typical
family’s trash
Instead, used at 5%,
this could help pave
over 50 feet of typical
road!
Source of trash data: DOE
Source of Road Data: NAPA
COSTS: RECYCLING VS. DISPOSAL
Gypsum Wallboard
Asphalt Shingles
Metals
Glass
Doors, Windows
Comm. Roofing
Clean Wood
Bathroom Fixtures
Concrete, Brick,…
Mixed Debris
$40.00
$32.00
$40.00
$17.00
-$18.00 $0.00
$30.00
$20.00
$21.00
$50.00
$58.00
$55.00
$35.00
$10.00
$12.00
$28.00
$29.00
$16.00
$80.00
$105.00
C&D Disposal (NE)
-$20.00
$34.00
$0.00
$20.00
$40.00
$60.00
$31.00
$80.00
$100.00
$120.00
$140.00
Total Cost of Recycling or Disposal (Bottom Bar)
Tip Fee Per Ton
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Transportation Cost Per Ton
Compared to disposal (bottom bar), recycling costs less for
nearly all construction and demolition materials.
Source: Industrial Recycling Network
WILL IT SLOW DOWN THE JOB?
Not because of labor
 You can make recycling easier than disposal
Not because of service
 Hauling recyclables is the same as hauling waste
Not because of logistics
 Recycling can be coordinated specifically to the job
site, to fit in the project schedule
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KEYS TO SUCCESS OF YOUR
RECYCLING EFFORT
Adequate space on
site
Good recycling
partners
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100% Support from
Crew + Subs
Get the paperwork
right
Source Separating Saves
Waste” is an asset. Treat it like one.
Separation captures the full economic value of the asset.
Mixing together creates a waste.
Mixed debris recycling rates are < or << than rates achievable with separation.
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Mixed debris costs are = or > than disposal costs.
What to look for in a Recycling Partner
• Service
– Distance from jobsite
– On-call pickups?
– References
• Pricing
– $/load, payment terms
– Size of load, extra charges
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What to look for in a Recycling partner
(cont’d):
• Safety
– Citations? Accidents?
– Insurance Certificate
• Documentation
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Things to Watch Out For
• Code Issues
• Hazardous Materials
–
–
–
–
Lead
Asbestos
Usually start with an engineering survey to help avoid
Note: Hazmat not counted in LEED
• Lack of End markets for salvaged materials
• Design for reuse/deconstruction
– Make it easy for the next user
• Problem Recyclers
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Quick Notes on Problem
Recyclers
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•
•
•
100% diversion rate is claimed
Lack of documentation, signed by ‘Bob’
Hesitant to give you a tour
Won’t give you a straight answer if you ask
where material is going.
– ‘Chain of Custody’ for disposed material – where it ultimately ends up is
also important
– If you ever got audited by USGBC you could get those points taken away
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CWMP ON THE JOB
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• Recycling containers must be at least as convenient to
use as trash bins.
• If your jobsite is large, make certain that bins are centrally
located and easily accessible.
• Effort should be made to see that containers do not
become over full.
• To prevent unwanted drive-by dumping, locate recycling
containers away from public sight and access.
• Make the signs on the bins removable – so they can be
taken off and exchanged when the bins are emptied.
• And put the General Debris bin the farthest away from
the work area – make it easier to recycle materials than it
is to throw them away – a classic real-world tip.
• Place trash and recycling bins for the crew at the site
Summary: Benefits of Construction
Waste Management
• Trim Costs
• Create Environmental
Benefits
• Win More Bids
• Assist Charitable
Organizations
• Meet Codes
Slide 22
Recycling Specification
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SUMMARY
• You can reduce costs by recycling
• You can market your recycling activities
• Roofing recycling can positively impact the
environment
• Source separating saves
• Retain your documentation
• General Contractors prefer to work with Subs that
know CWMP
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Thank You:
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Planet Reuse
Design For Reuse.org
West Development Group
www.shinglerecycling.org
Designforreuse.org
Additional Resources:
• http://www.wbdg.org/resources/cwmgmt.php
• http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/rrr/imr/cdm/whaty
oucan.htm
• http://www.wastecap.org/ WasteCap Wisconsin, with a
variety of tools and training for Construction Waste
Management
• Greg Winkler’s compendium of graphics spreadsheets
and resources (highly recommended):
http://www.mhprofessional.com/getpage.php?c=0071713
387_downloads.php&cat=113 (this has a blank CWMP)
• Mgrohman@gaf.com
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