Canadian Council of Ministers
of the Environment

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New Publication on Construction, Renovation and Demolition Waste Management

December 11, 2019

CCME has posted a Guide for Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Policies for Influencing Construction, Renovation and Demolition Waste Management.


This guide provides decision-makers with high-level guidance for identifying, evaluating and selecting effective policies for influencing construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) waste management. This includes reducing the amount of waste generated by CRD activities, decreasing the amount of CRD waste that is disposed, lessening the environmental impacts of the CRD waste that is disposed, and strengthening the markets for, and value of, diverted CRD materials.


Construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) wastes make up one of the largest solid waste streams in Canada. This waste comes at a significant cost: it is expensive to manage, poses risks to human health and the environment, and represents a missed opportunity to recover value from discarded materials.

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