Recyling / Disposal
The Waste Management Act (Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz, KrWG) and the Commercial Waste Ordinance (Gewerbeabfallverordnung, GewAbfV) as well as the Bavarian Waste Management Act (Bayerisches Abfallgesetz, BayAbfG) demand that waste has to be kept separate in order to enable recycling of the highest possible quality. This means that in addition to the materials identified as containing pollutants, all other waste generated during construction must also be separated by type as far as possible and recycled – if necessary after processing. Disposal, e.g. by depositing in a landfill, is only permissible if processing and recycling is not possible.
Removal of old track ballast
Almost every construction project involves different materials which, for various reasons, cannot be reused on site and therefore become “waste”. These include, among others:
- contaminated materials
- material with unfavorable properties
- excess material
Questions concerning waste that we are frequently asked include:
- do I have to have the material examined at all?
- which contaminants are contained?
- where can I dispose of my waste?
- what does it cost?
- who can do this for me?
Unfortunately there are no standard answers to these questions. Each case is unique and sometimes requires intensive counseling. It is, of course, best if one is already aware that waste will be incurred at the beginning of a construction measure (renovation or dismantling of a building, road construction, soil excavation, construction pit excavation etc.).
Demolition measure without the required material separation (asbestos cement in debris heap)
Specific analysis (in accordance with the intended recycling path), the results of which already serve as the basis for bidding, for example, can already set a decisive course in this phase, which in the end means cash money. A professionally well-founded investigation, e.g. in situ investigations prior to excavation measures), often brings not only a cost advantage but also a time advantage during the construction phase.
Sampling and chemical analysis initially lead to pure laboratory measurement values. For their evaluation, laws, ordinances, leaflets, guidelines, etc. must be consulted in the respective valid version.
We take on this task for you and determine the proper reutilization / disposal route for your waste. Furthermore, we can assist you in formulating the correct texts in the bidding documents for the reutilization / disposal services, or, if you so desire, prepare the entire tender documents.
- Orienting preliminary investigations before the beginning of the project (building material, soil, etc.) for the planning of possible reutilization and disposal routes as well as a basis for bidding
[Note: nevertheless, declaration tests on the dismantled / excavated material are often necessary during the project phase]
- In situ declarations before the start of construction (e.g. if insignificant contaminant contents can be expected in accordance with the ground investigations)
- Recycling and disposal concepts
- Declaration analyses during the project
- Coordination with authorities
- Bidding documents
- Project management, construction supervision (e.g. excavation supervision)
As “Examination Center for Contaminated Building Materials and Construction Waste” the LGA-IUA is qualified to perform external quality controls and take on tasks as head technical expert.
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