Waste that comes from construction and demolition is kept out of main engineered landfill site. Instead, construction and demolition material is diverted to its own special area in Capital Region Service Commission’s Alison Boulevard facility.
The reason to separate the construction material from regular waste is two-fold. The first is the size of some of the items such as large pieces of concrete. These large portions of concrete cannot be baled without damaging the machinery and would take up a significant amount of space in the landfill. The second reason is some of items are recyclable such as metals (ie. copper and steel). By keeping construction and demolition waste separate, the lifespan of the landfill is prolonged.
CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DISPOSAL
Capital Region Service Commission (CRSC) operates a Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris
disposal site at 1775 Alison Blvd. The following materials are accepted at the C&D site:
- concrete, brick and untreated wood,
- siding, ceiling tile, gyproc, insulation,
- solid roofing materials such as asphalt shingles,
- glass from doors and windows,
- metal, wood and durable plastic structural materials from the demolition of a building,
- wiring and incandescent light fixtures that do not contain fluorescent tubing/lighting,
- toilets, bathtubs, wash basins, and plumbing fixtures,
- floor coverings attached to a building during demolition,
- broken and aged asphalt, or
- any mixture of 1 thru 9
that has been obtained during the construction, renovation or demolition of a building or structure.
Debris or other materials obtained from commercial, industrial and manufacturing sources are not
acceptable. Debris: a) from a building that has or may have manufactured, contained, transferred or
distributed contaminated or hazardous (such as a pesticide storage warehouse) products; b) that
contains PCB’s ( polychlorinated biphenyls), or c) that contains lead paint of a known concentration
greater then 1000ppm (parts per million) or that has been deemed leachable toxic (exceeds 5 mg/L)
or contains lead paint that is flaking/chipping/peeling is not considered C&D debris for the purpose
of this Approval.
Under no circumstances can petroleum contaminated soil or products, light ballasts, or friable
asbestos be disposed of at the C&D site. Material from the demolition of any building that has
potential to contain contaminated materials associated with its former use must be disposed
in the landfill and not at the C&D site.
The tipping fee rate for the C&D site will be $ 42.50 per metric tonne provided the load is clean.
(See the above guidelines.) Should there be any garbage or unacceptable material found in the C&D
load it is the scale operators decision to readjust the fee to $200.00 per tonne on the total load
Should you have any additional questions, please call CRSC and your questions will be addressed.
*No material from flood or fire will be accepted at C&D site