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Application of Updated Construction and Demolition Waste Reduction Policy to Army Projects

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Technical Report

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U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Champaign United States

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Waste reduction is a fundamental component of sustainability. In its efforts to continually improve the sustainability of Army facilities, the Army has directed that at least 60 of construction and demolition debris be diverted from landfills. Ultimately, it is the Armys intent to manage waste with the goal of Net Zero waste disposal in landfills. Therefore, projects that involve the removal of existing buildings or structures are directed to evaluate the feasibility of deconstruction and salvage rather than conventional demolition, and to implement deconstruction wherever markets or on-site reuse opportunities exist or are anticipated. This work provides input to an Engineering and Construction Bulletin ECB that directs installations to implement updated guidance on C and D waste management and reporting process for Army construction, demolition, and renovationrepurposing projects. The ECB and recommendations for further Army update of related documents are contained within this document.

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