1.4 : Environmental Data




1.4.15 Disposal and Recovery of Construction and Demolition (C&D) Materials in 2003
Reporting State Tons of C&D Materials (2) Recovery Rate
(1) Disposed Recovered (3)
Florida 5,277,259 1,998,256 27%
Maryland 1,913,774 2,270,100 54%
Massachusetts 720,000 3,360,000 82%
New Jersey 1,519,783 5,582,336 79%
North Carolina 1,844,409 20,002 1%
Utah 1,054,296 46,461 4%
Virginia 3,465,548 95,131 3%
Washington 1,780,356 2,640,560 60%
Total 17,575,425 16,012,846 48%
Note(s): 1) Only eight states reported recovery and disposal amounts 2003, representing approximately 21% of the US population. 2) State definitions vary regarding what constitutes C&D materials. Some states may include concrete, asphalt pavement, and metals from non-building sources. 3) Recovered materials may include those used for purposes that do not meet state definitions for recycling, such as landfill cover and energy generation.









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Sources:

EPA, Estimating 2003 Building-Related Construction and Demolition Materials Amounts, Table 3-1