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Title: Recycling Ordinance and Other Trashy Tidbits

Recycling Ordinance and Other Trashy Tidbits
  • Sam Breidenbach

Many Thanks!
  • The world is a much better place to live in when
    Government works with the private sector to
    arrive at workable solutions to real problems.
    Partnerships work!
  • The Environmental Practices Committee (EPC) on
    behalf of the membership and the environment,
    deserves a lot of credit for making this
    partnership a success.

Project types
  • Remodeling or demolition of one, two and three
    family dwellings-gt20,000.00
  • Roofing Tear-offs. (All projects regardless of
  • Exempt Projects which only require a plumbing,
    HVAC or electrical permit.
  • A project for which a building or demolition
    permit is not required (interior painting,
    flooring replacements, some handyman repairs,

Materials Required to be Recycled
  • Clean wood (no painted, stained or varnished
  • Clean metals
  • Clean drywall scraps
  • Cardboard
  • Asphalt shingles

Markets for Waste
  • (Materials must be free of lead and asbestos and
    other toxins)
  • Second SeasonDrive your own truck to facility
  • Co-mingled dumpstersThrow-in-one container
  • Cardboard
  • Metals
  • Clean Wood
  • Drywall
  • Asphalt shingles (better to have separate
  • Talk to your waste hauler for details

  • Effective January 1, 2010
  • Multiple projects in a year (must be
    pre-authorized by the City)
  • Easiest method
  • Either If you use City Certified recycling
    center (co-mingled dumpsters) Submit one
    certificate of compliance for all jobs with a
    summary of weight tickets for each project by
    12/31 of calendar year
  • Or Proof of LEED or GBH certification for
  • More Difficult method
  • Create list of debris and where and how it was
  • Actual or estimated volume or weight tickets from
    recycling facility
  • Statement of compliance
  • Keep all records for two (2) years

  • Not less than 50.00 nor more than 500.00 for
    the first ton not recycled or re-used.
  • Not less than 100 nor more than 1000.00 for
    each additional ton.
  • Additional penalties up to 1000.00 for false

Materials that should be recycled but arent
required by the ordinance
  • Certain types of carpet and pad--Coyle Carpet,
    Sergenians and other companies will take old
    carpet and padTalk to them directly
  • Certain Plastics
  • Glass
  • Clean Concrete.
  • Wingra Stone (271-5555),
  • Mandt Sandfill (835-5858),
  • Northwestern Stone (836-1701).  (Northwestern
    Stone and Mandt Sandfill will also take bricks)

Stuff to reuse or give away
  • Trim
  • Cabinets (use in the laundry or basement)
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Existing doors
  • Cabinets/countertops
  • Appliances less than 10 years old
  • Windows, on occasion
  • Plumbing and light Fixtures
  • Really good lumber

Markets for good stuff you want to give a way to
benefit someone else
  • Craigs List
  • Deconstruction, Inc
  • Restore
  • Curb-side recycling
  • Mother-in-law who needs more stuff

Best Practices-
  • RRR- Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
  • Plan ahead/Good Design minimizes waste
  • Smart design for adaptive re-use
  • Separate aluminum, copper, etc for beer money
  • Hire subcontractor specializing in deconstruction
  • Habitat Restore will come out to job site to
    remove valuable material on certain projects

Best PracticesContd
  • Use Panelized construction
  • Create a Market for all of this recycled stuff in
    the world Purchase materials with recycled
  • Purchase used building materials from Restore or
    other sources
  • Think Cradle-to-Cradle Specify new materials
    which can be easily recycled at the end of their
    life expectancy.

  • Green From the Ground Up David Johnston
  • Green Remodeling, Changing the World One Room at
    a Time David Johnston
  • Directory of Wood-Framed Building Deconstruction
    and Reused Building Materials Companies, 2004

  • Residential Construction Waste ManagementA
    Builders Field Guide by Peter Yost and Eric Lund
    (1997). NAHB Research Center,
  • Cradle to Cradle Remaking the Way We Make
    Things by William McDonough  Michael Braungart