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    Introduction

    This comprehensive 27 page guide is for Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris generators. It details provincial and municipal regulations and best management practices for the proper disposal and recycling of Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris at both private and public receiving sites.

    The provincial Environment Act and Solid Waste–Resource Regulations challenged Nova Scotians to reduce waste disposal by fifty percent by the year 2000. This goal was reached in 2005. The Province has subsequently amended the Environment Act and set a new disposal target of 300kg/capita by 2015. Nova Scotia’s Solid Waste–Resource Strategy aims to divert waste in order to improve the environment and create sustainable industries. Construction and demolition (C&D) debris greatly impacts the provincial disposal rate. More C&D debris must be diverted in order to meet the provincial target. The proper disposal and recycling of C&D debris has been recognized as a challenge for both municipalities and the private sector across Nova Scotia.

    Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris is estimated to account for 25 to 30% of the entire waste stream. In Nova Scotia, this is approximately 175,000 to 200,000 tonnes of C&D debris disposed per year. C&D materials have what some call embodied energy. This is potential energy and resource savings that are lost if C&D debris is disposed of in a landfill.

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