Construction and Demolition Debris (C&DD) is material resulting from the construction or demolition of man-made structures. C&DD does not include any material that is a hazardous waste, infectious waste or material removed from the structure prior to demolition. C&DD does not include any solid wastes other than specifically allowed in law and rule.
C&DD may be reused, recycled or disposed in Ohio municipal solid waste landfills or C&DD landfills. C&DD landfills are required to meet siting, design, operating, closure and post-closure requirements and are prohibited from accepting pulverized debris. An annual license to operate is required to construct and operate a C&DD landfill in Ohio. The license is issued by the licensing authority, the local health department or Ohio EPA.
The C&DD program regulations focus on disposal and do not require authorization to conduct C&DD transfer or recycling. Other Ohio EPA programs, such as air or surface water, may regulate activities at such facilities.