Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.96 / 1.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
1,446.76 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
57.48 Tons

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

Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Construction Waste Management Plan
Reduce – Reuse – Recycle
Project Information
Project Name: UWRF Geo R Field - South Fork Addition
Location: 410 S. Third Street
River Falls, WI 54022
Contractor:
Miron Construction
1471 McMahon Drive
PO Box 509
Neenah, WI 54956
Greg Melander, Project Manager
715-841-4004
greg.melander@miron-construction.com
Sean Pierce, Project Superintendent
920-969-7693
sean.pierce@miron-construction.com
Chad Pingel, Sustainable Services Manager
chad.pingel@miron-construction.com
920-969-7367
Date: The construction period is from April 11, 2011 to May 26, 2012.
Waste Hauler(s) Contact Information:
VEIT Specialty Contracting & Waste Management
Andrea Dulac Customer Service Manager Direct: 763-428-6704 Office: 763-422-3867 Fax: 763-428-6779 adulac@veitusa.com
Recycling Goal: 75%
Scope of Project: In general the work consists of constructing a 52,706 ASF/82,870 GSF four story addition on the north side of George R. Field South Fork Suites residence hall. A partial penthouse level is existing building. The addition will house 240 residents and consists of clusters of approximately 22 residents. Each cluster will be arranged in groupings of four to six residents in double and single rooms sharing a common bathroom, and will include shared common areas. The addition will also include three large multi-purpose spaces to be used for classroom, conference center, and student recreation and gathering uses; study rooms; laundry facilities; a front desk, a hall manager apartment; and an area coordinator apartment.
The exterior design will reflect and incorporate elements of both the existing South Forks building to the south and Crabtree building to the north. Work on the existing building will be minimal and generally limited to the areas immediately adjacent to the addition.
The project also includes a 120 stall parking lot expansion, a road extension to link the existing road to the other interior circulation, and related landscaping and activity areas.
Construction Waste Management Plan Overview
Miron Construction Co., Inc. is committed to reducing environmental impacts created by building construction projects by properly planning to reduce the total waste generated, by reusing existing materials or salvaging materials by donating them to charitable organizations, by purchasing materials that have a high recycled content, and by diverting construction waste from disposal in landfills and incinerators by redirecting the construction materials back into the manufacturing process.
Recycling of construction and demolition waste reduces the demand for raw resources, which reduces environmental impacts associated with the extraction, harvesting, manufacturing, and transportation of such materials and products.
Commercial construction and demolition activities generate approximately 2.5 pounds of solid waste per square foot of building construction. Studies have shown that more than 75% of this waste can be recycled, which reduce the need for expansion or creation of new landfills.
The goal of Miron’s Construction Waste Management Plan is to recycle and/or salvage at least 50% of the non-hazardous construction and demolition waste materials as follows:
1. REDUCE – It is intended that the project shall generate the least amount of waste possible and that methods shall be used that minimize waste due to error, poor planning, breakage, mishandling, contamination, or similar factors.
2. REUSE – All existing facilities and/or structures that are to be deconstructed and/or demolished are to assess the possibility of salvaging materials for reuse on the project or by donating them to a charitable organization.
3. RECYCLE – It is intended that the project shall divert as much construction waste from landfills as possible by recycling as many materials as possible.
In joint effort with Miron Construction Co., Inc., all subcontractors and material suppliers will abide by the guidelines as set forth in this Construction Waste Management Plan per contractual agreement.
Construction Waste Materials
The following construction waste shall be recycled as follows:
1. Corrugated Cardboard & Paper - Cardboard includes flattened, clean cardboard and boxboard. It does not include waxed cardboard, tissue, paper plates or towels, pizza boxes, or any item that is not paper. Cardboard that is over 50% covered with paint, mud
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or other contaminants should be disposed of as trash. Separate plastic and Styrofoam and other items which may be stuck to the cardboard boxes before recycling. Place in designated containers located on the job site. Paper includes white or colored office paper, drawings, spec books, newspapers, magazines and other paper. It does not include tissue, waxed paper, beverage cups, paper plates, food wrapping, or paper contaminated with food, mud or other materials. The cardboard and office paper will be sorted, bundled and sold to be reintroduced into the manufacturing process.
2. Concrete / Masonry - Concrete/bricks include concrete masonry units, concrete, and bricks. This will be crushed and used in making new concrete, or as general construction gravel for roadbeds and fill. Trees, branches or other organic matter cannot be placed in this container.
3. Gypsum Board / Drywall - Drywall in good condition will be stockpiled for reuse and reused as much as possible. Unpainted scrap drywall will be placed in roll off containers for recycling. It is very important that the scrap drywall be kept completely free of contaminants including nails, screws and any other material.
4. Lunchroom Recyclables – Plastic Bottles, Glass, Aluminum and Steel Cans - Place in labeled recycling bins located on job site near eating areas. When recycling bin is full, take to larger recycling container outside by other containers. Bottles, jars and cans need to be empty. Bottles and cans will be sorted offsite and recycled. A detailed list of acceptable items will be posted in the trailers.
5. Scrap Metal - Place in designated containers located on the job site. Metal will be hauled to a local metal recycler for processing.
6. Scrap Wood - Wood includes packaging wood, pallets, clean dimensional wood, plywood, OSB and particle board. Dimensional lumber in good condition will be stockpiled for reuse when short-length pieces are needed. Subcontractors are strongly encouraged to reuse as much wood as possible. Scrap wood that is not reusable will be placed in a designated container located on the job site. Nails that are in the scrap wood may be included, but all other materials such as pieces of metal, cardboard or other materials is prohibited. The scrap wood will be chipped, dyed and used as landscaping mulch or erosion control socks.
7. Packaging - Specify minimal packaging when ordering materials. Find out if returnable packaging is available. Return packaging if possible (pallets, spools for electrical wire, etc.). If returnable packaging is not available, request recyclable packaging.
8. Carpet Scrap - Carpet scrap is to be returned to the product manufacturer by the installing subcontractor or material supplier.
9. Acoustical Ceiling Tile Scrap - Acoustical ceiling tile scrap is to be returned to the product manufacturer by the installing subcontractor or material supplier.
Construction Waste Management Service Providers
Per the contractual agreement between Miron Construction Co., Inc. and the construction waste management service provider, the names and locations of the construction waste recipients for each type of construction waste must be provided as follows:
Construction Waste Name and Location of Construction Waste Recipient
 Cardboard / Paper Rock Tenn 220 Myrtic Avenue St. Paul, MN
Sorted, sold to paper mills to make into new paper products
 Concrete/Masonry Aggregate Industries 16164 Hudson Rd. Lakeland, MN
Sent to one of several concrete recyclers in area for recycling
back into concrete
 Drywall / Gypsum EWS-Enviro Services of WI E3902 State Rd. 29 Menomonie, WI
Ground and added to compost
 Wood Como Recycling Transfer 1025 33rd
Chipped and sold for landscape mulch Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN
 Aluminum Como Recycling Transfer 1025 33rd
Sent to one of several concrete recyclers in area for recycling Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN
back into aluminum products
 Plastic Como Recycling Transfer 1025 33rd
Sorted, sold to various markets Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN
 Glass Como Recycling Transfer 1025 33rd
Sorted, sold to various markets Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN
 Metal Northern Metals 2800 Pacific Street N Minneapolis, MN
Sent to one of several concrete recyclers in area for recycling
into metal products
 Carpet Como Recycling Transfer 1025 33rd
Returned to product manufacturer for recycling Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN
 Acoustical Como Recycling Transfer 1025 33rd
The construction waste management service provider shall be required to provide a monthly report summarizing the types of construction waste materials diverted, including trash, the tonnage of each type of material diverted, including trash sent to the landfill, and the monthly recycling percentage.
The monthly report will also include a to-date summary of each type of construction waste material, the tonnage, and the overall recycling percentage.
Implementing the Construction Waste Management Plan
The Construction Waste Management (CWM) Plan shall be implemented on all Miron Construction Co., Inc. projects.
Miron Construction Co., Inc. shall determine a specific area on site that will be designated to the segregation or comingle collection of recyclable materials and track the effort of construction waste management throughout the duration of the project. The project management team shall determine on-site segregation or comingled collection based on the services provided by the available construction waste service providers and the site constraints that may limit the space available for recycling.
The CWM Plan shall be introduced at a pre-award contract meeting, at an on-site project kick-off meeting, as well as discussed throughout the duration of the project at monthly job site meetings, at which a Miron Construction representative will provide a monthly status recycling reports. Periodic presentations at tool-box talks will be given by Miron Construction to job site personnel to inform them of the monthly recycling percentage.
The Construction Waste Management Plan implementation action items include:
 Distribute the Construction Waste Management Plan to the Project Team,
 Introduce the CWM Plan at Pre-Award Contract Meeting / Orientation Kick-Off Meeting,
 Introduce the CWM Plan at the On-Site Project Kick Off Meeting,
 Post “What to Recycle” Poster in the jobtrailer(s),
 Contract with Construction Waste Service Providers and clearly communicate CWM expectations and project goals,
 Clearly Post Recycling Signage on waste / recycling containers (Signage can be obtained at the Miron Construction Yard’s Sign Shop),
 Distribute “What to Recycle” handouts to all job-site personnel,
 Post CWM goals and monthly recycling percentage,
 Inform subcontractors and on-site personnel of any contamination consequences as well as any reward program,
 Take progress photos to share as examples & for LEED documentation purposes,
 Report monthly and to-date recycling percentage to Owner and project team.
Tracking the Construction Waste Materials
Miron Construction Co., Inc. shall implement this Construction Waste Management Plan in an effort to document the type of waste material, the tonnage being diverted or landfilled, and the locations the construction waste is being taken to. The following are examples of the types of construction waste and how they shall be documented to determine the overall project’s recycling percentage:
1. Salvaged Materials - If the Owner, Habitat for Humanity or any other charitable organization salvage items from the project prior to deconstructing existing facilities or structures, or any materials are taken to salvage locations such as the ReStore, please keep a list of those materials and take photographs. The Miron Construction team will
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collectively determine the value and/or weight of those materials such that the materials can be tracked / documented to determine the overall recycling percentage.
2. Re-Used Materials – If a decision is made to save any materials salvaged during the deconstruction / demolition process that is intended for re-use later in the project, please photograph the materials and estimate the amount of materials in terms of weight or volume such that the materials can be tracked / documented to determine the overall recycling percentage. Projects that crush and reuse existing concrete, masonry or asphalt on-site should include these materials on the recycling tracking form to determine the overall recycling percentage.
3. Recycled Materials - Obtain documentation from the construction waste service provider, or subcontractors required to haul their own waste off site, that specifies the type of construction waste materials being hauled off site (i.e. CD - Construction Debris / Waste, Steel, Wood, Drywall, Co-Mingles, etc.), the amount (in terms of tonnage or pounds, and the location the construction waste materials are hauled to (i.e. Winnebago County Landfill, Napuck, etc.). This information will be used by Miron Construction Co., Inc. to verify the accuracy of the invoice provided by the construction waste service provider, as well as any/all recycling rebates / credits owed by the construction waste service provide (i.e. Napuck). This information is required to track / document the overall recycling percentage.
4. Construction Waste Materials Excluded – All hazardous waste such as construction materials contaminated with asbestos, lead or PCB’s, as well as any land clearing debris including excavated soil, vegetation, rocks, etc. are not be included on the tracking form used to calculate the recycling percentage rates.
5. Comingled Recycling – For projects that are using a construction waste service provider who provides comingled recycling rather than on-site separation, monthly summaries of diversion rates must be provided by the construction waste service provider. Diversion rates can be obtained on a project-by-project basis, or the construction waste service provider may provide the project team with their annual recycling averages if they recycle all of the waste brought to their facility and are not capable of providing recycling summary reports on project-by-project basis.
Tracking the Construction Waste Recycling Rebates / Credits
Miron Construction Co., Inc. will track all construction waste recycling rebates / credits within the project’s budget via account #010011 - Recycling Rebate. All recycling rebates / credits earned from construction waste service providers such as Napuck will be tracked. Please note that a “budget” will not need to be created for this account, as it will always be a negative number (a credit).
Construction Waste Management Auditing Procedures
All subcontractors and on-site personnel are responsible for daily site cleanup and ensuring that all recycling containers are kept free of contamination. A Miron Construction representative shall be responsible for daily checks of trash and recycling containers to ensure follow-thru of the Construction Waste Management Plan and recycling containers are free of contamination.
Contamination violators will be required to re-sort any misplaced construction waste and, if the problem continues, reimburse Miron Construction for costs incurred to re-sort recyclables and separate trash. The on-site Miron Construction representative shall be responsible for contacting haulers for collection service.
Feedback and suggestions to improve the Construction Waste Management Plan are encouraged by all on-site personnel and subcontractors, and shall be directed to the on-site Miron Construction representative.
A waste management representative shall conduct waste audits to assess if improvements need to be made to the recycling program as well as interview representatives from Miron Construction project team, the owner, on-site personnel and subcontractors to identify specific items that may be hindering the recycling program and to obtain suggestions to improve waste reduction, reuse and recycling on the project.
Earning LEED Material & Resource Credit 2 – Construction Waste Management
Materials & Resource, Credit 2.1, Construction Waste Management, Divert 50% from Disposal – Project teams may earn one point if they recycle and/or salvage at least 50% of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste, excluding construction waste such as excavated soil and land-clearing debris. The construction waste must be calculated by weight or by volume, but must be consistent.
Materials & Resource, Credit 2.2, Construction Waste Management, Divert 75% from Disposal – Project teams may earn an additional point if they recycle and/or salvage an additional 25% beyond MRc2.1, for a total of 75% or more of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste.
Exemplary Performance – Project teams may earn an Innovation in Design point for exemplary performance in Construction Waste Management when the percentage of total waste diverted is 95% or greater.


96.18% of Total Tons to Date were Recycled.

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