Projects Required to Recycle Architectural Materials Under State Law (10 V.S.A. § 6605m.)
Some construction, deconstruction, or demolition projects are required to separate architectural waste materials for the purpose of recycling. A project is subject to the requirement if it meets ALL of the following conditions:
- The project produces 40 cubic yards or more of architectural waste. Forty cubic yards is the typical volume of one construction site roll-off dumpster.
- The project site is within 20 miles of a solid waste facility that recycles architectural waste.
- The construction or demolition project is for a commercial building or a residential building with 2 or more units.
Facilities Accepting Architectural Waste Materials for Recycling
There are currently only two facilities in Vermont that accept loads of architectural waste, in addition to other materials. Check with each facility for details.
Myers C&D Recycling Facility, 216 Red Can Drive, Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4312 | www.theredcanfamily.com
All Cycle Transfer Station, 220 Avenue B, Williston, VT 05495
Accepts loads from small projects (e.g. household clean-out) must contain a minimum 60% C&D.
(802) 651-5412 | https://www.casella.com/locations/williston-vt-transfer
There are many other facilities around the state that will accept single materials, such as concrete, brick, asphalt, or a combination of several types. To locate a certified solid waste facility, visit the Materials Management Map.
Other Businesses and Organizations Accepting Used Material
Beyond solid waste facilities certified by the Agency of Natural Resources, there is a wide array of building salvage, reuse, and antique stores that look for quality used building materials, fixtures, and appliances.
Fair Haven and Rutland town currently collect asphalt shingles and sheetrock as part of their C&D program for their residents. Visit the VT Dept. of Environmental Conservation website for clean sheetrock recycling options in your area.
CONCRETE & ASPHALT
Contact Markowski Construction, Pittsford, VT, for concrete and asphalt disposal recycling option at 802.483.6469.
Contact Wilk Paving for asphalt disposal recycling at 802.438.5454.
Fair Haven and Rutland town transfer stations, and Hubbard Brothers, accept drywall as part of their construction and demolition debris collection program. Rutland Town Transfer Station and Hubbard Brothers accept asphalt shingles.
Further information about architectural waste management can be found in four Agency publications: Architectural Waste – Summary and FAQs , Architectural Waste in Vermont – A Primer, and Policies on Architectural Waste Recycling.
EPA released a video on the benefits of deconstruction. Deconstruction gives a second life to used building materials from demolition and renovation projects. It prevents usable materials from going to the landfill, makes building materials available to the community, and supports workforce development. Learn more by watching EPA’s new video “The Benefits of Deconstruction.”