EPA Research Estimates C&D Debris Generated in the U.S., 2014

This EPA research paper reveals trends in materials generation, recycling and disposal, using 2014 data. Newer reports include estimates of the amounts of construction and demolition materials generated annually in the U.S.

EPA estimated how much C&D debris was generated in the United States by primarily using a materials flow analysis. Materials estimated through the materials flow analysis were concrete, steel, wood products, gypsum wallboard and plaster, brick, clay tile and asphalt shingles. Asphalt concrete generation was estimated using consumption data for recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) and an estimated asphalt concrete recovery rate.