The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association has released guidelines to be considered when creating an end market for a waste material received at a recycling facility. Created by the CDRA’s End Markets Development Committee, the new document takes the user through the steps that have to be considered when trying to find a home for a new material.
Each material in the waste stream is different and will have specific nuances to deal with. But the CDRA is providing a general overview of what needs to be dealt with. And the guidelines were developed by people who have done the process within their own recycling plants.
“New Product Development From Construction/Demolition Debris” is part of the CDRA’s efforts to respond to a huge C&D industry need to find end markets, as identified by a survey of attendees at C&D World 2019. The End Markets Development Committee was formed for that reason, and this is just one of its accomplishments. Under the committee’s guidance, the CDRA is conducting experiments with the University of Florida to develop an end market for C&D wood and C&D fines, the results from which will be released in 2021.
The guidelines are free to CDRA members and can be downloaded directly from the organization’s main website, www.cdrecycling.org. For more information, contact the CDRA at firstname.lastname@example.org; 866-758-4721.