Construction and Demolition Waste Management
About Construction and Demolition Wastes
Structural waste is the non-hazardous solid waste generated by demolition, construction, project construction, development and restoration. Construction and urbanization projects generate millions of tons of construction waste, including asphalt, ordinary concrete, reinforced concrete, bricks, wood, glass, iron, Electric pipes, concrete pipes, plastic pipes. These wastes are often disposed of in waste dumps without treatment, with an increase in the level of environmental pollution and the waste of resources that can be exploited.
How Does SEPCO Deal with Construction and Demolition Wastes?
SEPCO seeks to reduce the environmental impact of improper disposal of building and demolition waste by developing integrated and sustainable waste management plans and solutions to conserve natural resources such as minerals and ores, increase resource productivity and improve reuse and recycling of materials in a way that reduces depletion of natural resources and leads to SEPCO Environment provides design and implementation services for the integrated management of building and demolition waste for construction projects according to the standards of the system of leadership in the design of the Energy and the environment LEED issued by the US Green Building Council USGC. The services include the collection, transportation, sorting and recycling of waste from construction, demolition, building materials, recycling and reuse at the project site to reduce transport costs, waste disposal, natural resource conservation and utilization to meet the requirements of the leading system in energy and environment designs.
The project for the management of construction and demolition waste for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a practical model for the integrated management of construction waste and demolition. It has been implemented in one of the leading strategic projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. An integrated program to recycle 85% of 32,000 tons of waste Construction in less than eight months, on which the project was awarded a LEAD LEED and LEED Environmental Design Award (requires a 75% rating in recycling).