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How to manage non-hazardous special waste, C&D


"Mixed waste from construction and demolition" is the generic description corresponding to the initials CER number 17.09.04 (European Waste Code) which incorporates residues deriving from construction and demolition non-hazardous (C&D).


A coefficient management of these non-hazardous waste entails major advantages: reduction in the consumption of natural resources and less flow of waste destined for disposal both in landfills and incinerators. With Directive 2008/98 / EC, by 2020 at least 70% of waste must be recovered. According to the data published by the research projectLife Ambiente APPRICOD9 the European average, of the most industrialized countries, represents 30% of the total production of waste from construction and demolition.

To properly handle the materials and components from recover or recycle first of all it is advisable to select them in homogeneous fractions by means of a demolition planned in the smallest details. Subsequently, it is necessary to classify the components according to the CER code, to allow them to be exchanged correctly within the EU.

How to manage construction and demolition building materials?
Construction companies must:

  • Selectively demolish buildings and infrastructure
  • Differentiate C&D waste at the origin of on-site production
  • Deliver only to authorized recovery and collection centers
  • Do not mix hazardous or non-recyclable waste with recyclable waste
  • Confer each category of waste to the most appropriate centers
  • Use recovered or recycled materials and components

Video: RCRA - Special Wastes and Other Requirements Training (October 2020).