In Washington, 1.4 million tons of construction and demolition waste are land-filled annually*. It is estimated that three quarters of this waste (approximately 74%**) is divertible. Recycling and reusing construction materials is an essential part of reducing the amount of resources that end up in landfills.
*Department of Ecology Annual Disposal by County Report.
**California Integrated Waste Management Board. Targeted Statewide Waste Characterization Study: Detailed Characterization of Construction and Demolition Waste–publication #341- 06-007, June 2006, by Cascadia Consulting Group.