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Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris accounts for almost 25% of Florida's total Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) stream. A wide range of these materials can be recovered and reused or recycled into new products.

In the spring of 2001, the FDEP compiled a report entitled "Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling in Florida" which provides a comprehensive perspective of the C&D industry's debris management and recycling practices.

C&D Debris Recycling and Disposal is tracked by the FDEP through annual reports from Counties and Permitted C&D Facilities statewide in accordance with Florida Administrative Code rule 62-701.730(12). Debris recycled and disposed must be reported in tons by county of origin per instructions. A cubic-yards-to-tons conversion formula is provided to assist facilities without scales in fulfilling this reporting requirement.

Florida has a MSW (municipal solid waste) goal that includes C&D (Construction and demolition debris).

List of Construction and Demolition Facilities  (PDF or Excel)

Questions about the reporting requirement should be directed to suzanne.boroff@dep.state.fl.us 850-245-8718.

In an effort to increase better understand the potential for and foster the recycling of C&D Debris, FDEP provided funding for several innovative C&D Debris related projects. (This link includes information relating to drywall, pressure treated lumber and shingles recycling)


WasteWise, EPA's waste reduction program for over 1200 business, government and organizational partners, is launching a WasteWise Building Challenge to get our partners to recycle and reuse more construction and demolition debris and buy recycled building products. A special edition of the WasteWise Update, entitled "Building for the Future," which discusses how to reduce construction and demolition debris waste, is available on-line at: www.epa.gov/epawaste/partnerships/wastewise/index.htm

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Last updated: September 26, 2013

Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program #850-245-8707 MS #4550


Division of Waste Management #850-245-8705 MS #4500
2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

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