The Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) and the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) have developed specifications for fuel stocks consisting of construction and demolition (C&D) wood. According to a press release issued by the two associations, the “specifications are designed to serve as a starting point in negotiations between potential buyers and sellers of C&D wood fuel and to aid governmental regulators and legislators better understand workable and proven specifications for C&D wood fuel.”
“America is looking to reduce waste volumes in landfills by finding economically sound and environmentally safe ways to reuse and recycle wastes,” said Chaz Miller, state programs director for the National Solid Wastes Management Association, in the press release. “These specifications will elevate recycled C&D wood — a large portion of the materials generated at construction and demolition sites — to the same level as long-time and proven recyclables, such as paper and metal.”
“The specs will help standardize wood chips processed at C&D processing facilities and expand markets for this valuable biomass fuel,” added Dan Costello, chairman of CMRA’s Material Standards Committee, in the release.