Construction Solid Waste

by David A. Spivey, (M.ASCE), Environmental Engr.; Military Construction Directorate, Office of Chf. of Engrs., U.S. Army Corps of Engrs., Washington, D.C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 4, Pg. 501-506

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper examines the classification and composition of construction solid waste and debris. The components of solid waste management systems are reviewed with emphasis on disposal procedures. Incineration, burial, and recycling options are evaluated for application to construction wastes. A strategy designed for the construction management engineer is presented.

Subject Headings: Construction wastes | Solid mechanics | Industrial wastes | Solid wastes | Systems management | Construction management | Debris | Waste disposal

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