GAIA Zero Waste MasterPlan - Flipbook - Page 68
68 The Zero Waste Masterplan
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CASE ST UDY
HOUSTON’S BUILDING MATERIALS REUSE
Managing C&D debris is particularly important
in rapidly growing cities like Houston.
Recognizing that many of its C&D materials
could be diverted for reuse, the Houston’s Solid
Waste Management Department established
the Houston Building Materials Reuse
Warehouse through a waste reduction grant
from the Houston Galveston Area Council.
The Warehouse makes it easy to reuse C&D
materials: individuals and companies drop their
materials off at the facility, and nonprofits are
welcome to take materials for free. The project
diverted 1,750 tons from landfills between
2009-2015, and gave away 90% of that -- the
warehouse provides the additional benefits of
reducing C&D waste at the source and saving
the costs of construction for local nonprofits.
7 Reuse Warehouse. Solid Waste Management
Department of City of Houston. https://www.houstontx.