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Construction Waste: A Dumpster Dive | Clearstory Ep. 9

We’ve all seen a dumpster full of debris on a job site, but do you know anything about where that construction waste ends up?

A dumpster at a construction site. iStock

We generate about 570 million tons of construction waste every year... and that number is growing. Listen as This Old House Contractor Charlie Silva sorts through what we can reuse or recycle, the EPA’s Nicole Villamizar runs the numbers, and Professor Debbie Reinhart looks to smarter technology.

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