Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste
401 East State Street, P.O. Box 414
Trenton, NJ 08625-0414
Recycling is the Answer
Builders and Demolition Contractors
Builders and demolition contractors can save money and help
the environment by recycling various components of construction
and demolition waste rather than disposing of this material.
An April, 2004 survey conducted by the New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection shows that recycling asphalt debris,
concrete rubble, used bricks and blocks, felled trees and stumps
and wood scrap costs significantly less than disposing of these
materials as solid waste.
Cost to Recycle:
Asphalt debris* - $5.70 per ton
Concrete rubble* - $4.85 per ton
Used bricks and blocks* - $5.49 per ton
Trees and stumps - $37.69 per ton
Wood scrap - $46.43 per ton
Over $75.00 per ton and can be
as high as $98.00 per ton.
* Several recycling centers did not charge
any fee for the receipt of these recyclable waste materials.
Survey results based upon 63 respondents.
There are almost 100 NJDEP approved recycling centers in New
Jersey that recycle various components of the construction and
demolition waste stream. Visit the NJDEP, Bureau of Recycling
and Planning’s website at www.state.nj.us/dep/recycle
(Click on Class “B” Recycling Database) for information
on the nearest recycling center or call 609-984-3438.