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Click on the button to the right to find recycling facilities that accept construction & demolition materials in Vermont!

Architectural Recycling Facilities:

1. Myers C&D Recycling Facility

Vermont's first construction and demolition waste recycling center. See their Spec Sheet here.

2. All Cycle Transfer Station
Located in Williston, VT, All Cycle accepts loads of architectural waste for sorting and recycling, as well as municipal solid waste. Loads of 1 ton or more only.

Click here to launch materials management map

For compliance assistance, consider contacting:

A. Small Business Compliance Assistance Program

Vermont's Environmental Assistance Office provides the SBCAP to assist Vermont's regulated community in achieving compliance with environmental regulations and promoting cooperation between the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the regulated community. 

B. Your local solid waste management entity.
Contact your local solid waste management entity (SWME) for information on local ordinances for materials management in your area. SWMEs may not be able to offer technical assistance, but can put you in touch with the right resources.

C. Call the Waste Management & Prevention Division switchboard at (802) 828-1138, and talk with a Solid Waste Program employee.

For projects requiring an ACT 250 permit:

Download and complete the Construction Site Waste Reduction Plan (doc) document and submit with Act 250 permit documents.
NOTE: This tracking sheet can also be used by any homeowner or contractor to plan waste reduction strategies and how construction waste materials will be managed.

Deconstruction Resources: Best options for tearing down and recycling old components

Deconstruction Works

Coop enterprise that provides deconstruction and soft-strip renovations (RRP certified), tear-downs, and commercial interiors in Vermont and New Hampshire.

McNeil Wood & Yard Debris Depot

The Wood & Yard Debris Depot accepts clean wood and yard debris at no charge in Burlington, VT.

Northeast Recycling Council

Use the NERC Search for Resources tool and check "Construction & Demolition Debris" to unveil great case studies, fact sheets, and relevant market research for this material.

Construction Waste Best Practices

Information from Home Innovation Research Labs on construction waste management in the home building industry, including materials recycling and reuse.

EPA's Waste Reduction Model (WARM)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency created WARM to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas emissions reductions and energy savings from several different waste management practices.

Reuse + Salvage Marketplace Resources: Where to bring or buy salvaged building materials

Reuse Marketplace

The Reuse Marketplace is a free regional network to find, sell, trade, or give away reusable and surplus items that would otherwise be disposed as trash. The website is administered by Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and serves Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and  Rhode Island.

Vermont Buildings & General Services Surplus Property

The Surplus Property showroom in located in Waterbury. The warehouse is open for sales to the public. The Surplus Property program administrates the state auctions, held every spring.

School Property Exchange System (SPEX)

SPEX is an online network that helps school facilities administrators trade and donate surplus equipment, assets, and supplies.

ReSOURCE Building Material Store

Homeowners, tenants, contractors, artisans, and developers all shop at ReSOURCE's Building Material Store for a variety of materials, including lumber, plywood, windows, doors, sinks, lighting, architectural antiques, and other materials. ReSOURCE closes the loop for the building material reuse industry by providing an outlet for hundreds of tons of waste.  Used building and construction materials can be donated to ReSOURCE.

Cover

Cover Home Repair and the ReCover Store is a resource for donating/purchasing used building materials.

EPA's Reuse in New England Resource Guide - Building Materials Resources/Reuse Centers

This EPA guide is intended to be used by businesses, institutions, and governments who deal with off-spec production or asset management, and others who are seeking or need to dispose of items that still may have "use". It contains listings for where to donate used goods or unwanted materials.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts donations of new and gently used home improvement and building materials.

Front Porch Forum

Front Porch Forum is a free community-building service that helps connect neighbors. Neighborhood forums are open only to people living in that neighborhood.

Green Building Resources: Designing a new structure

Vermont Green Building Network

VGBN, the Vermont Chapter of the United States Green Building Council, is a non-profit networking organization with a vision that green building will be common practice in Vermont. This network of green building leaders offers opportunities to share best practices and resources, and helps to ensure regional coordination.

U.S. Green Building Council

USGBC is a non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

LEED, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design

LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building life-cycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies. The program provides third-party verification of green buildings.

BuildingGreen

BuildingGreen is an dependent publishing company committed to bringing members accurate, unbiased, and timely green design information.

Associated General Contractors - Vermont

AGC/VT is a trade association representing every aspect of the construction industry and is the Vermont chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.

Learn more about material-specific recycling:

Asphalt Shingle Recycling

Online resource for asphalt shingle recycling maintained by Construction and Demolition  Recycling Association.

Drywall Recycling

Online resource for recycling gypsum drywall developed by Construction Materials Recycling Association.

Gypsum Recycling

Online resource for recycling all kinds of gypsum and plasterboard waste. They turn the waste into a gypsum powder which the plasterboard plants can use as raw material to make new plaster boards.

Learn by Example:
Job Site Case Studies & Reports

Case Studies

DEW Construction Corporation: South Burlington - 2005

Demolition & New Construction, replacement of airport hanger

Birdseye Building Company: Charlotte -2002

Deconstruction, single family home

Mary Meyers Corporation: Townshend - 2002

Renovation & New Constructions, corporate office

Bread Loaf Corporation: Middlebury College, Middlebury - 2002

New Construction, campus recycling facility

Engelberth Construction Company, Barre -2001

Salvage & Renovations, former Barre City Hospital, the McFarland House

Pizzagalli Construction Company: Champlain College, Burlington - 1997-1998

New Construction, campus library

 

Reports

C&D subcommittee recommendations, Waste Prevention Planning process - 2007

Alburg Mobile Home Deconstruction Project - April 2006

Performance of Recycled Asphalt Shingles for Road Applications - September 2002

A Feasibility Study of Mobile Home Recycling - October 2000

Gypsum Wallboard Reuse and Recycling Opportunities in the State of Vermont - August 2000

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Department of Environmental Conservation

Waste Management & Prevention Division, Solid Waste Program

1 National Life Drive, Davis 1, Montpelier, VT 05620-3704

(802) 828-1138

 

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