Construction and Demolition Recycling

What is Construction and Demolition Recycling?

Construction and Demolition (C&D) recycling is diverting usable materials from the landfill that are generated during construction and demolition projects. UNC Charlotte has a goal of diverting 50% of C&D materials from the landfill. The Office of Waste Reduction & Recycling works closely with construction managers to track C&D weights from all major projects on campus.

C&D recycled materials typically include 

  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Tile
  • Concrete
  • Drywall/Sheetrock
  • Insulation
  • Metal
  • PVC Pipe
  • Shingles
  • Wood

Waste Management Tracking

If you are a contractor in need of a waste tracking worksheet, please click on one of the options below. If using Google Sheets, please make a copy of the spreadsheet before editing. These reports are to be submitted monthly once construction begins. 

Excel Waste Management Monthly Report       Google Waste Management Monthly Report

Additional Resources

  • Policies & Regulations: There are a number of policies and regulations that affect how C&D materials are handled and disposed of. Click here to see the legal aspects of C&D recycling. 
  • Recycling Locations: Click HERE to see resourced related to C&D recycling opportunities in Mecklenburg County. 

For more information on construction & demolition recycling at UNC Charlotte, please contact us at


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