Construction & Demolition Recycling

Construction and demolition debris is not collected at the curb. In Massachusetts, Construction and demolition materials such as wood, metal, asphalt, clean gypsum wallboard, brick and concrete are banned from disposal at landfills. Additional construction and demolition materials, such as asphalt shingles, carpeting and ceiling tiles, are currently under consideration for classification as waste ban materials.

There are many recycling opportunities for construction and demolition materials. Asphalt shingles can be recycled into hot-mix asphalt for paving. Drywall can be utilized for the manufacture of cement or gypsum wallboard. Wood can be re-milled or recycled into particle board, mulch, furniture, and other wood products. Concrete can be recycled into pavement aggregate, cinder blocks, and more. There are many markets for today's construction and demolition materials. Concord residents can bring construction and demolition materials to the semi-annual DropOff events for recycling. And below is a list of sites that accept construction and demolition materials for recycling.
There are also re-use opportunities for many building products, including doors, windows, fixtures, lumber, siding, insulation, and more. Reusable building materials (some restrictions) are accepted at Concord’s semi-annual DropOff days.

Concord Public Works (CPW) surveyed 40 building projects in Town to determine the level of construction and demolition materials that were being recycled at these sites, view the results on the Construction and Demolition Recycling Survey page.