News Brief

GSA Publishes C&D Recycler Database

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has published a list of companies across the U.S. and Canada that recycle construction and demolition (C&D) waste. C&D waste amounts to roughly 136 million tons (123 million tonnes) each year in the U.S., or 25% to 45% of the total waste stream, depending on the region, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The C&D waste database is available for free as part of the online

Whole Building Design Guide and is searchable by region and material, as well as by whether the company picks up waste or simply accepts it. “We created this tool to help building designers, project managers, and contractors easily find recyclers who offer services that keep construction waste out of our landfills,” said Don Horn, director of sustainable design for GSA’s Public Building Service. To access the database, visit

Published October 27, 2006

Boehland, J. (2006, October 27). GSA Publishes C&D Recycler Database. Retrieved from

Add new comment

To post a comment, you need to register for a BuildingGreen Basic membership (free) or login to your existing profile.