Construction & Demolition Recycling

In 2014, Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. invested $10 million to enhance the diversion capabilities of its Construction & Demolition/Commercial Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). The facility is designed to help Alameda County reach its goal of less than 10 percent Readily Recyclable Materials reaching our landfills. To learn more

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Every community in Alameda County has a construction and demolition (C&D) recycling ordinance and more Bay Area communities are enacting them. These ordinances are designed to divert C&D from landfills and to capture valuable materials for new uses.  This requires the sorting of construction debris for recycling from new buildings as well as demolition and remodeling projects.

 

Davis Street is the only certified C&D facility in Alameda County; authorized to accept materials from San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and provide recycling documentation for LEED™ (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) and GreenPoint Rated projects.

  

Our Construction & Demolition Materials Recovery Facility (C&D MRF) sorts and separates thousands of pounds of wood, concrete, metal, plastic and cardboard. At our Public Area MRF (PAM), do-it-yourselfers and weekend warriors construction debris is also sorted.

 

Recyclers purchase the materials to create new products. In the case of concrete, we crush it onsite to use for our roadbeds. We turn clean construction wood and pallets into mulch at our WM EarthCare facility in Fremont.

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C & D Materials
What happens to construction debris?

Did You Know

Nearly 9,000 pounds of clean wood is capture each day at Davis Street and turned into landscape mulch at our WM EarthCare facility in Fremont.

Recycling Tips

Using compost and mulch recycled from curbside organics and construction wood can help you save water and avoid the use of chemical fertilizers and herbicides.