Construction Waste Management

Collegiate Home \ LEED Waste Management Plan

Project Name: Habitat for Humanity ISU-IWU Chapter Houses              

Contractor: Habitat for Humanity

Construction Waste Management Plan Managers: Bill Waller, Gary Klass and Rebecca Rossi      

Project Location: 1204 and 1206 W. Grove St., Bloomington, IL.

Estimated Construction Dates: August 29, 2009 to April 30, 2009


Project ScopeTwo single family, detached units on Bloomington’s Westside.

Each home is approx 1225 s/f. A tight worksite does not allow space for a separated dumpster. Recycling receptacles will include four, 90-gallon (.5 cubic yard) waste totes. Framing is panelized and manufactured offsite to minimize wood waste.


Recycling Goals

1. Reduce overall waste. Generate less than .016 cubic yards of waste per s/f of conditioned space.

2. Divert over 60% of construction waste from landfills through worksite recycling.

Intent -

Reduce: Measures will be taken to generate the least amount of waste possible and methods shall be used that minimize waste due to error, poor planning, breakage, mishandling, contamination, or similar factors. Project Directors and Habitat staff will promote the resourceful use of materials to the greatest extent possible.

Reuse: The Contractor and Subcontractors will reuse materials to the greatest extent possible. Reuse includes the following:

1. Salvage reusable materials for resale or reuse on this project, or for storage for use on future projects. 2. Return reusable items (e.g., pallets or unused products) to material suppliers.

Recycle: Waste generated and not reused or returned will be recycled whenever possible. Waste disposal in landfills will be minimized to greatest extent possible.


Projected waste materials:

Cardboard and paper


Plastic (sheeting, bags, ties)


Rigid Foam Insulation

Recycling Service Providers and Targeted Materials

1.     Twin City Wood Recycling

a.     Contact: John Wolrab - (309)827-9663

b.    Will take:

                                          i.    Clean  lumber

                                         ii.    OSB and other wood with binders in small quantities

                                        iii.    No treated, no finished, no particle board

                                        iv.    Small quantities of trim

c.     Cost: $5.50 per cubic yard



2.     Morris Tick

a.     (309)828-6084

                                          i.    Metals

                                         ii.    At least 40lbs per drop to weigh and track

b.    Cost: $0


3.     Midwest Fiber

a.     Contact: Jim Costello (309)452-0064

                                          i.    Paper

                                         ii.    Cardboard

                                        iii.    Clear plastic sheeting – shrink wrap, packaging, bags

                                        iv.    Bottles (not const waste, but still…)

b.    Cost: $0





Cardboard: Separate and flatten clean cardboard and boxboard and place in designated containers on the job site. Do not include waxed cardboard, tissue, paper plates or towels, pizza boxes or any item that is not paper. Separate plastics (see Plastics handling instructions), Styrofoam and other items from the cardboard. Staples may be left in cardboard. Cardboard that is over 50% covered in mud, paint or other contaminants should be disposed of as trash.


Plastics: See-through plastic products (bags, wrapping material and ties) are acceptable. Plastic water bottles are not construction waste and should be recycled with snack waste.


Wood: Clean woods (meaning unfinished – no paint or stains) can be recycled. Small pieces of OSB can be recycled. No treated lumber.


Metal: Nails, scrap venting, metal containers and scrap pipe can all be recycled. A small bucket is provided for nails and small bits of metal. 


Rigid Foam Insulation: Will be picked-up for re-use by a local artist  


Recycling Operations


Responsible Team Member

Order containers - oversee delivery

Rebecca Rossi

Educate job site personnel on recycling requirements

Gary Klass

Order signs for dumpsters and other recycling bins

Rebecca Rossi

Coordinate recycling pickups/drop offs

Bill Waller

Monitor dumpsters for contamination

Recycling Volunteers

Document recycling results       

Bill Waller/Rebecca Rossi


EDUCATIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL PLAN – Check all items intended to be used



r  Complete Construction Waste Management Plan

r  Hold a recycling orientation each work session

r  Report updates & progress in monthly team meetings

r  Post targeted materials signage

r  Post goals/progress signage

r  Public recognition of recycling partners

r  Take photos to document progress and share

r  Conduct periodic worksite presentations on waste issues

r  ____________________________________________________________













Materials being recycled: Wood— Cardboard—Clear Plastics (sheeting, ties, bags)—Metals—Rigid Foam Insulation


Project Name: ISU-IWU Habitat for Humanity




Monitor Name:____________________________________________________________________________


*Bill Waller (Habitat Construction Manager) will inspect all wood before recycling to ensure re-usable wood sections are saved and used for blocking, bracing, framing and sheathing.


*Bill Waller (Habitat Construction Manager) will inspect material to ensure that foam is packaged and ready for pick-up by local artist.


  Check recycling containers:

  In a visible and easily accessible place

  Clearly labeled

  Free of non-recyclables and trash

  All clean wood collected, sorted by type and stacked in the basements of the houses

  Bill Waller notified of wood location

  All rigid foam insulation collected and stacked in the basements of the houses

  Bill Waller notified of foam location

  All clear plastics collected and placed in labeled container

  All cardboard and paper collected and placed in labeled container

  All scrap metal collected and placed in bucket provided by Habitat


ISU-IWU Habitat for Humanity Waste Tracking



Name: _____________________________ Date:________________________________________________




Material Taken Off Site

Weight (lbs)

Volume (.5 cubic yard per container)

Recycling Provider