Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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Dalhousie University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Expired Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability

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Dalhousie University is located in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). HRM has a bylaw that at least 75% of C&D must be diverted from the land fill. Dalhousie complies with this policy on all jobs (internal and external) through the reusing items on demolition sites and recycling material by sending to the local C&D recycling site who used material for fill, to make new product as in the case of gypsum board and asphalt shingles, for landfill cover, and energy recovery. http://www.halifaxcdrecycling.ca/

The weight of C&D material will vary quite a bit each year depending on projects and funding. This year an extended waste management clause has been included in all RFPs (not just LEED jobs) to identify laws, targets, and reporting to us for more accurate tracking. In any given year there can be up to 200 small to large projects that would create C&D waste plus local labs and workshops. The Office of Sustainability is undergoing research to identify more specifically types and amounts through onsite and document audits.

The amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled is less than 25% as dictated by law. At our local landfill they will refuse a load with no more than a nominal amount of C&D waste.

As mentioned we are conducting research on amounts, type, and higher value diversion opportunities. Report to be released in 2012. Also included requirements to provided C&D weights per project. In addition, a central C&D waste bin has been located at the trades building for small in house jobs.

Please see the HRM policy that requires 75% C&D diversion from the landfill: http://www.halifax.ca/legislation/adminorders/ao027.pdf

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