Construction & Demolition Waste

Definition Taken from Douglas County Code: Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste is, solid waste and building materials resulting from the construction, demolition, deconstruction, remodeling, repair, and cleanup of buildings and other structures, including, but not limited to, wood, plaster, metals, asphaltic substances, bricks, block, asphalt, and concrete.

Construction and Demolition Waste means any debris and waste generated from a construction, remodel, or demolition site. The origin of the waste is not the issue, it is the makeup.

Fees

As of January 1, 2008, a $60 per ton fee is assessed upon all C&D waste entering the solid waste stream. This fee is applied to all loads over one cubic yard. Loads of one cubic yard or larger can only be accepted at the Roseburg and Reedsport transfer stations.

Material Considered to Be C&D Waste

  • Asphalt
  • Cardboard Containers
  • Carpet and Padding
  • Concrete
  • Fixtures
  • Insulation
  • Lumber
  • Mixed Paper
  • Pallets
  • Pallets
  • Plastic Containers
  • Plumbing
  • Plywood
  • Roofing
  • Rubble
  • Scrap Metal
  • Sheet Rock
  • Siding
  • Windows
  • Wood Shingles

Recycling C&D Waste

The material is easy to recycle. The challenge lies in how to prepare it. The easiest and simplest way to save money at the landfill and to recycle this type of waste is to sort the material on site. For further descriptions of ways to reduce construction and demolition waste, read these two documents produced by Douglas County:

Recycle Locations

Most C&D waste is recyclable and new opportunities develop all the time. View where certain items can be recycled:

  • All Douglas County Transfer Stations accept the following (some with a nominal fee):
  • Asbestos and Petroleum Contaminated Soil (PCS): By permit only. Call 541-440-4267 to arrange for a permit for the disposal
  • Asphalt:
    • LTM accepts clean asphalt at the yard on Highway 99. Contact 541-679-6744 first for details
  • Community Depots accept paper, plastic, and cardboard:
    • Winchester Bay Marina
    • Winston (by Riverbend Park)
  • Scrap metal yards accept all metals
    • McGovern Metals
      3801 Old Highway 99 S
      Roseburg, OR 97470
      Phone: 541-679-7012
    • Steel Recyclers
      135 Kester Road
      Roseburg, OR 97470
      Phone: 541-440-3005

Reusable Building Materials

Heartwood ReSources
3490 Highway 99 S
Roseburg, OR
Phone: 541-679-1777

Heartwood ReSources assists with the following:

  • Accepts donations of reusable materials
  • Deconstruction contractor
  • Reusable building materials for sale
  • Technical assistance

Asbestos-Containing Building Materials

An asbestos survey is required before beginning any demolition or remodeling project to make sure the waste material brought to the Roseburg Landfill is free of asbestos. For the latest rules and definitions visit the Oregon DEQ website or contact us at 541-440-4267 for asbestos disposal permits and more information.

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