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Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris: Case Studies from New England

Reuse in New England

Promoting reuse over traditional solid waste disposal of materials, the Guide can 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." Find listings for donating used goods or unwanted materials - including those associated with construction - throughout New England. More»

Case studies provide a way to share information on how C&D waste can be reduced and managed.


The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP) developed a series of case studies to highlight techniques for saving money and protecting the environment through the reuse and recycling of C&D debris. They include a wide range of projects:

  • City Hall Annex, Cambridge, MA
  • Douglas School, Douglas, MA
  • Milford Fire Station, Milford, MA
  • St. Paul's Cathedral, Worcester, MA
  • Clarke Corporation, Milford, MA
  • MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

These case studies are available on the MA DEP C&D debris Web site. Click icon for EPA disclaimer. 


The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Construction Waste Reduction Program has developed several job-site case studies:

  • Deconstruction -- Birdseye Building Company, Project Location: Charlotte, VT (2002) -- Deconstruction of a single family home.
  • Renovation/New Construction -- Mary Meyers Corporation, Project Location: Townshend, VT (2002) -- Remodeling and new construction of the corporate office.
  • Salvage/Renovation -- Engelberth Construction Corporation, Project Location: Barre, VT (2001) -- Renovation of the former Barre City hospital, the McFarland House.
  • New Construction -- Pizzagalli Construction Company, Project Location: Champlain College, Burlington, VT (1997-1998) --Construction of a campus library.
  • New Construction -- Bread Loaf Corporation, Project Location: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (2002) -- Construction of a campus recycling facility.

These case studies are available on the Vermont . Click icon for EPA disclaimer. 

Additional Case Studies

More case studies are available on the national C&D debris Web site in the Publications section. In addition, use the Where You Live map to access case studies posted on other EPA regional C&D debris Web sites.

For information on state requirements and programs for C&D debris management, see State Agencies and Other Organizations.

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