Home improvements add convenience and value to a home. But the waste created by these projects also can be an environmental burden.
Construction, demolition and renovation waste (C&D for short) like leftover lumber, old roofing and insulation, and used building materials accounts for 1/4 of all solid waste, taking up precious landfill space and wasting valuable resources.
C&D waste can be reduced and diverted from landfills. This material includes, waste lumber, gyproc & shingles.
Please call ahead to confirm which materials are accepted, hours of operation and the applicable fees.
Halifax C & D Recycling Ltd
16 Mills Drive, Goodwood - 876-8644
188 Ross Road, Westphal - 876-8644
Small amounts of home renovation waste may be accepted for curbside collection.
Check the Yellow Pages under 'Building Materials - Used' for companies that deal in used building supplies.
Some charities need furniture and appliances in good working order. Check the Yellow Pages under Second Hand Stores or Building Materials.
Builders and homeowners are responsible for proper management of C&D waste. Ask your contractor to provide a scale slip showing waste is disposed of properly.
C&D FACTSHEET (pdf)