Remember to allow enough time at the start of the demolition phase for deconstruction. Postponing the beginning of demolition while construction details are worked out reduces the amount of time available to salvage or recycle during demolition.
If your project has ample space, consider source separation recycling. Fees for using Certified Recycling Facilities that accepted source separated materials are typically much less expensive than mixed C&D processing facilities or landfill disposal. Some facilities may even pay you for certain materials.
It is necessary to identify and properly remove these items before starting any demolition/deconstruction project. The proper disposal of hazardous waste generated during construction projects must be established and well known by contractors prior to the beginning of construction.
For information on the disposal of business-generated hazardous waste, call the County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health, Hazardous Materials Management Division, Duty Specialist, at 858-505-6880.