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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Compliance and Technical Assistance Program

CTAP > Construction & Demolition Construction & Demolition

Construction and demolition (C&D) debris is produced during new construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings and structures. The U.S. produces millions of tons of C&D debris each year.

Construction and demolition waste is defined in 329 IAC 10-2-37 as “solid waste resulting from the construction, remodeling, repair, or demolition of structures.” C&D waste includes scrap lumber, bricks, concrete, stone, glass, wallboard, roofing, and plumbing fixtures, wiring, and non-asbestos insulation. C&D waste does not include fluorescent light fixtures, appliances, regulated asbestos-containing material, or any other waste that, when placed in a landfill, would potentially result in contamination of groundwater or present a risk to human health or the environment.

C&D wastes must be disposed at a state permitted solid waste management facility [PDF]. Additional licensing or permitting requirements may pertain to other C&D activities or wastes.

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