Construction and Demolition Materials

Construction and Demolition Materials

Construction & Demolition materials often contain bulky, heavy materials such as:

  • Concrete
  • Wood (from buildings)
  • Asphalt (from roads and roofing shingles)
  • Gypsum (the main component of drywall)
  • Metals
  • Bricks
  • Glass
  • Plastics
  • Salvaged building components (doors, windows, and plumbing fixtures)
  • Trees, stumps, earth, and rock from clearing sites
  • Sourced from US EPA

If you have new or salvageable construction and remodeling materials to dispose of, consider donating them to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore which uses materials to build new homes for community members. All donations are tax deductible.

Read more on sustainable management of construction and demolition materials.

Next check for hazardous materials when demolishing or remodeling a structure. These may include:

  • items coated with lead-based paint
  • asbestos in insulation (see asbestos tab for more information on asbestos removal)
  • mercury in switches, thermostats, electronics, fluorescent lamps (light bulbs) and any batteries
  • preservative treated wood
  • potentially toxic household or agricultural chemicals, including certain paints, cleaning products and pesticides

Any hazardous materials should be brought to a county Clean Sweep. **Details on these events can be found on the Solid Waste/Clean Sweep/Recycling home page.** Click HERE for a list of accepted materials at Clean Sweep. 

For large amounts of demolition materials that cannot be repurposed, contact Deer Track Park Landfill in Johnson Creek for pricing information at 920-699-3475. Deer Track Park Landfill is open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dane County Landfill has a designated construction and demolition recycling facility. Check here for more details on accepted items and pricing. Contact the Dane County Landfill at 608-838-9555.