Source:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Auckland’s problem of construction and demolition waste
Construction and demolition (C&D) waste makes up about 40 per cent of the total waste going to landfill in Auckland. Volumes are projected to increase as Auckland’s population continues to grow and more large-scale infrastructure and development projects take place. Auckland Council has limited influence over how C&D waste is managed by the construction industry, as it is a source of commercial waste. Developers and project managers often give little consideration to minimise or divert C&D waste, as they typically want to demolish and construct buildings as quickly and as cheaply as possible.
Prepared for the RIMU symposium 2019. Data matters: the role of research and evaluation in shaping the future of Tāmaki Makaurau.
AUT, 25 June 2019