Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

Construction and Demolition Waste Management

  • Clean wood waste ready for recycling.

Construction and demolition (C&D) related materials account for approximately 31% of all waste disposed in Seattle. Construction waste is generated through construction, demolition and remodeling activities by contractors, commercial businesses and homeowners. Seattle has recently adopted new recycling requirements for C&D materials through landfill disposal bans, facility certification and waste diversion reporting. Seattle's Green Building Incentives programs also often require salvaging and recycling a large percentage of the construction waste generated by construction activities. Learn more about these topics and how to find recycling services for your project through the following resources: