According to U.S. publication Solid Waste Digest, while exact statistics on the size of the construction and demolition (C&D) industry are difficult to come by, a comparison to the size of the municipal waste stream is useful. Municipal waste in the United States runs about 215 to 220 million tons per year, but C&D, including all bridge and roadwork demolition, runs well over 300 million tons, including estimates by the Construction Materials Recycling Association, the National Demolition Association, and the federal EPA. For more detail on the C&D waste market, consult Solid Waste Digest Report 17.2.
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