Builders' Guide to Reuse & Recycling
A Directory for Construction and Demolition Materials in the Metropolitan Washington Region

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Each day, construction and demolition (C&D) companies throughout the Washington metropolitan area toss valuable materials in their trash dumpsters. Most C&D materials are reusable or recyclable in our region: metals, concrete, bricks, asphalt, untreated wood, cardboard, appliances, fixtures, carpet, and more.

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments published this Guide to Reuse & Recycling in June 2006 to help builders find out how and where to recover construction and demolition materials in the Washington, D.C., area. You may download a PDF version of the guide or search the database of companies online.

This site also includes valuable information about why to recycle, the basics of C&D recovery, tips for job site collection, frequently asked questions, recycling and green buildings, and links to other sites.