Recycle C&D Debris - Worksheet Economics
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Worksheet Economics
This worksheet economic tool or calculator exists as a result of a desire by the Houston – Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) to provide a tool for interested parties to determine for individual projects the economic considerations of recycling the C&D waste. The tool is adapted from work done by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for the EPA. HARC made some additions to the tool to make it functional for the H-GAC area. The tool provides a method of estimating C&D volume and weight. The tool also allows the user to estimate the costs and benefits of C&D waste recycling. También disponible en Español

To calculate your potential savings fill out the form below. You must first enter the landfill cost per cubic yard. Below that is a list of various types of materials. Provide either the cubic yards or pounds for each material. Any fields left blank will assumed to be zero. Once complete click the Calculate button.

Landfill Cost per Cubic Yard: $

Material Cubic Yards   Pounds
Solid Sawn Wood or
Engineered Wood or
Drywall or
Cardboard or
Shingles or
Vinyl (PVC) or
Masonry or
Paints, Caulks, etc. or
Other - Mixed Wastes or

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