Organizations Working to Reduce the Disposal of Construction and Demolition (C&D) Materials

Are you looking for organizations with available resources and services related to reducing, reducing and recycling C&D Materials? This table is a great place to start! Use the three tabs below to easily sort the data and best meet your needs.

Trade Associations

Name About the Association
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Exit AGC is the largest construction trade association in the United States. This website provides resources about C&D materials recycling in the environmental section that is accessible by selecting “Research a Topic” on the top of AGC home page and then choosing “Environmental.
Construction and Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) Exit CDRA is an association devoted exclusively to the needs of the rapidly expanding North American C&D debris processing and recycling industry.
Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) Exit BMRA is a nonprofit, membership-based organization that represents companies and organizations that acquire and sell used building materials and companies that reprocess and recycle building materials. BMRA maintains an online directory of used building materials organizations, contractors, deconstruction, and reuse-related organizations for all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
National Demolition Association (NDA) Exit NDA represents contractors that manage demolition debris, including disposal and recycling. This website includes several position papers on waste management and recovery issues.

Research &Education Organizations

Name About the Association
The Recycled Materials Resource Center (RMRC) Exit RMRC is a national center created to promote the wise use of recycled materials (e.g., pavements, secondary, waste, byproduct materials) in the highway environment. Visit EPA's Rebuy web page
The Smart Growth Network The Smart Growth Network is a coalition of organizations (including EPA) that promote sustainable community development. Among the many topics covered on this website are C&D materials management and other aspects of the environmental impact of buildings, including deconstruction. Visit EPA's Deconstruction and Reuse web page
The Powell Center for Construction and the Environment Exit The Powell Center for Construction and the Environment of the University of Florida is primarily a research organization with a portfolio of several projects on deconstruction. Visit EPA's Deconstruction and Reuse web page
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) Exit ILSR has a Building Deconstruction Exit web page that includes publications and information on its deconstruction projects

Buyers/Sellers of Reusable & Recyclable Commodities

Name About the Association
Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) Exit BMRA represents companies and organizations that acquire and sell used building materials and companies that reprocess and recycle building materials. BMRA maintains an online directory of used building materials organizations.
Recycler’s World Exit Recycler’s World provides an alphabetical listing of materials exchanges through its Alphabetical Information & Material Exchange Index Exit
The Reuse Development Organization (ReDO) Exit ReDo is a nonprofit organization promoting reuse of numerous materials, including building products. ReDo lists hundreds of reuse centers that carry reused building materials.
The ReUse People Exit Reuse People, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to reducing the solid waste stream entering our landfills by diverting and salvaging usable building materials and providing them to individuals, businesses and families, including low-income families in Mexico.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores Exit Habitat for Humanity ReStores operate throughout the United States. ReStores sell used and surplus building materials that are donated from individuals, building supply stores, contractors, and demolition crews at bargain prices. The stores are run by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates; some operate their own deconstruction programs, while others rely on donations for obtaining materials.
GreenGoat Exit GreenGoat is a nonprofit that works with architects, general contractors, demolition companies, and waste removal contractors to facilitate the flow of used building materials back into other structures and even other industries.