Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Carleton University
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
208 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
53 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:

Any contractor that works at Carleton on a project above 2,000 square meters is required by O. Reg.102/94, to conduct a Waste Audit. This audit shall cover the waste that will be generated in the project and the extent to which materials or products used consist of recycled or reused materials or products. After the audit, the contractor shall prepare a written report of the Audit.

The contractor shall also prepare a written Waste Reduction Work Plan based on the Waste Audit, to reduce, reuse and recycle waste generated in the project. This report shall be communicated to workers at the site and must be completed before construction or renovation work begins. Both the Waste Audit and Reduction plan shall be passed on to Carleton.

In addition all contractors shall complete a Waste Management Success Measurement Report. This shall contain a summary of the weight of the materials that were actually generated through the project, including a summary of materials that were reduced, reused and recycled. This report should be produced within 1 month of the completion of the project.

Quantitative information needed for the Waste Management Success Measurement Report should be obtained from the tracking sheets/weigh bills. Please note that the General contractor is responsible for providing records for any sub-contractor they use, and is to incur any associated costs in their quotation.

If the job is large enough to have a dedicated waste bin than the contents of this bin must be separated at the landfill or waste transfer site into the various categories. Carleton requires a copy of the weigh bill that shows the breakdown for all of the waste from the bin to be included with the Waste Management Success Measurement Report.

If there is no dedicated waste bin for the job, there is still a requirement to receive a weigh bill for the waste that is generated for any work done at Carleton. This could be a weigh bill from Bakers for metal and/or a weigh bill showing a mixed trailer load of material that went to a disposal facility and how it was separated.


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