The province is working with the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association and Manitoba Environmental Industries Association by funding a two-year construction waste pilot project. Construction, renovation and demolition activities generate about 30% of the waste entering Manitoba landfills. The pilot project will:
- Measure the weight and types of waste materials generated during new home construction
- Determine the costs of recycling as opposed to disposal
- Identify companies capable of recycling construction waste such as shingles, drywall, plastics, cardboard and wood
- Determine what markets are currently available for the recycling of building materials.