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Construction and Demolition Waste Management

2011 Construction & Demolition Forums

1:00 to 5:00 pm, Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Austin Center for Environmental Research

Tour three Austin-area construction and demolition (C&D) material processing facilities in air conditioned chartered bus (no independent vehicles permitted):
• 973 Materials
• I.E.S.I. (Progressive Waste Solutions)
• Texas Disposal Systems

 Who Should Attend?
• Building industry
• Road construction industry
• C&D material handlers

Price:  Free

Why Attend?
These facilities are among several in the CAPCOG region that process C&D materials including concrete, asphalt shingles, lumber, metal, wall board, and masonry to reduce waste sent to the landfill and meet green building requirements set forth by Austin Energy Green Building and the US Green Building Council.

Austin Water Utility Center for Environmental Research (CER) at Hornsby Bend, 2210 FM 973, Austin, TX 78725

1:00 pm – Preview of processing facilities
1:45 to 5:00 pm – Tour facilities and return to CER

• City of Austin Solid Waste Services Department
• Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) Regional Solid Waste Program
• Austin Energy Green Building

For Registration information, click here or contact Kelly Freeman, 512-916-6040.
For Tour information, contact Woody Raine, (, 512-974-3460)


  2010 Construction and Demolition Waste Management Summit

Thursday, November 4, 2010

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Austin Convention CenterLogo

Draft Agenda


 This educational and networking event focuses on the reduction and proper management of construction and demolition (C&D) materials and will feature the following:

  • Case studies, commercial and residential 
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Project management tools
  • Local resources

Last year, nearly 100 waste management professionals, home builders, green building program managers, regulators, local government representatives and others attended the C&D Summit.

The summit is hosted by the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) Regional Solid Waste Program, in cooperation with the City of Austin¹s Solid Waste Services Department and Austin Energy's Green Building program.

Why Should You Attend?

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality identified more than 439,516 tons of C&D waste that was landfilled in the CAPCOG region last year. One main goal of the summit is to talk about how to reduce the C&D waste stream and also identify sufficient markets to use the recycled materials, making it a more attractive, cost-effective practice.

Registration Fees:

  • $55 Regular Registrant
  • $75 Vendor (space limited)


Registration opens Oct. 1 here.  For more information contact Kelly Freeman, 512-916-6040.


2009 Construction and Demolition Waste Management Summit Proceedings

Construction and demolition materials make up approximately 25% of materials landfilled in the CAPCOG region.  To facilitate reduction of this waste stream, the CAPCOG Regional Solid Waste Program, in cooperation with City of Austin Solid Waste Services, the Austin Energy Green Building program, and the Texas Department of Transportation, hosted an educational and networking Summit focusing on reduction and proper management of construction and demolition (C&D) materials on May 6 at the Austin Convention Center.  The Construction and Demolition Waste Management Summit was attended by nearly 100 waste management professionals, homebuilders, green building program managers, regulators, local government representatives and others.     Presentations included case studies of C&D programs in the Cities of Plano and Huntsville, regulatory requirements for C&D material processing, an overview of the Habitat for Humanity deconstruction program, specifications for materials reuse, and more.  Attendees also participated in tours of area C&D processing facilities, hosted by Texas Disposal Systems, River City Rolloffs and 973 Pit Materials.   


Summit Objectives:


To connect construction and demolition (C&D) waste management service providers with builders, developers, and municipalities to identify:

1. Existing C&D resources available in the region;
2. Gaps in C&D resources; and
3. How to improve C&D waste diversion in the region.


Conference Proceedings


Opening Session -


Construction and Demolition Waste Management Overview - Seth Cunningham, RW Beck 



Track 1 (Municipal)


Case Study of Huntsville TiP Warehouse - Jenine Dean, Assistant Superintendent of Solid Waste, City of Huntsville


Case Study of City of Plano Commercial and C&D Recycling Program - Christopher Day, Commercial Recycling Supervisor, City of Plano


EPA Programs and Tools - Golam Mustafa, US EPA Region 6


Track 2 (Commercial)


Regulatory Requirements for C&D Material Management - Wayne Harry, Municipal Solid Waste Permits Section, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


TxDOT Recycling and Roadway Use of Recycled Materials - Woody Raine, Recycling Coordinator TxDOT


TxDOT Recycling - Robert Lee, Transportation Engineer, TxDOT Flexible Pavements Branch


Small Business Funding Options - Vicky Valdez, City of Austin Small Business Development






Tour Locations and Photos



Tour of Texas Disposal Systems -


Texas Disposal Systems Inc. (TDS) owns and operates the State’s first fully integrated recycling, composting and disposal facility. The TDS facility development model, includes waste hauling, recycling, composting, landfill, alternative fuel production, tree farm, Eco-Industrial park and the exotic game ranch and pavilion.  The Recycling and Resale Center is unique to the TDS landfill. Several employees are readily available to assist customers in unloading waste and recyclables and to market usable items to the public at the Citizens’ Convenience Center. For waste collection and hauling, TDS provides exceptional waste collection, recycling, and removal services for construction and demolition sites. We offer removal, transportation, and disposal of waste for remodeling and demolition projects, and commercial, highway and residential construction. For brush and wood waste, we also offer recycling and composting options.

At TDS, we understand that the completion of construction projects on time and on budget is crucial to your success and reputation. To help you maintain your construction schedules, TDS has become the leader in rolloff service by offering:


 - 24-hour Service – this standard TDS service is often a premium service with other waste companies.
 - 24-hour Dispatch – operating around the clock beginning Monday at 12 a.m., ending Saturday at 5 p.m.
 - Boxes on Demand – rolloff boxes are available, even in peak construction periods. 


Landfill Operation: Working Face of TDS LandfillLandfill Operation: Working Face Offloading Activities


Mr. Jimmy Gregory Conducting TourComposting Operation: Brush HandlingTire Chips Recyclable Plastics in Containment Area


 Manual Sorting of C&D MaterialScrap Metal Sorting and Bales


Tour of River City Rolloffs/DAR Demolition




River City Rolloffs is a local rolloff service provider that also operates a TCEQ certified construction and demolition debris recycling facility. The company provides rolloff containers for the collection and transportation of commingled C&D material. Materials are sorted and then distributed directly from River City Rolloffs’ facility to companies that reuse, recycle and provide other beneficial reuse of the products. In partnership with DAR Demolition, River City Roll Offs can also connect clients to demolition and deconstruction services, as well as reclaimed building materials for resale. Materials accepted include: wood, brush, concrete, metals, cardboard/paper, plastics, clean sheetrock, and more! Materials can be combined (aka commingled) for sorting later.


HUB/DBE/WBE Certified * Construction Waste Management Services * Same Day Service Available * Mini Containers Available for Small Projects & Space Restricted Job Sites * Comprehensive Waste Diversion Reports * Commingled Recycling 




Explaining Collection and Sorting ProcessMaterial Sorting Area


Tour of 973 Pit Materials/RECON Services



FM 973 Pit-Materials is proud to be a major part of Austin’s green program in recycling. Last year alone, we furnished in excess of half a million tons of recycled concrete to developers in Central Texas and supplied weights and information for green building, LEED and others. In addition to two City of Austin departments bringing concrete to for recycling, several other governmental entities have been using the FM973 Pit’s recycled material, including: TXDOT, Austin Energy, Travis County, Bastrop County, over 15 housing subdivisions. FM973’s materials consistently meet and exceed TXDOT specs for flex base when used under asphalt paving. Organizations that use material from Pit 973 also like using the recycled concrete because the cement particles solidify when placed to al allow work to continue even through inclement weather. As an added bonus, our East Austin address serves as a convenient and economical location for projects in and around Austin and Central Texas. 


* TXDOT & COA Approved Recycled Concrete Flex Base
* Recycled Crushed Asphalt
* 3/8” Minus & 1” Recycled Concrete Pipe Bedding
* Driveway Entrance Rock
* Septic Rock
* Select Fill
* Approved Clean Landfill Site


Mr. Jim Lozier Explaining OperationsConcrete Crushing and ProcessingParticipants Observing Process





Recon is excited to announce the newest addition to its family of waste service companies. Currently, we offer roll-off, residential and commercial trash and recycling services. We want to welcome you and hope you share in our enthusiasm as we develop Austin’s newest C&D Recycling Facility.  This new operation will be the first of its kind in Central Texas. Our new facility will be equipped to offer a full package of C&D recycling. We will be installing the Erin Recycling system, well known in the C&D industry, and the first of its kind in the State of Texas. This facility will meet the demanding needs for future recycling projects, LEED Certified programs, and City of Austin Green Building projects. Our recycling percentage will not only meet, but exceed the City of Austin requirements.  We want to encourage you to continue to watch this site’s development. Once completed, we will offer a full package of services to meet your C&D recycling needs; including documenting, hauling, and sorting. We will be your one stop shop for C&D recycling.

Current roll off service includes:

* Temporary, on call and scheduled collection services
* Roll Off Containers – 20, 30 and 40 cubic yard containers
* Special waste collection and disposal
* Container delivery within 24 hours
* Same day service


Click Here to View the Summit Agenda