Construction & Demolition Waste

SUEZ can provide a variety of collection and resource recovery solutions for Construction & Demolition waste materials. We work with you to determine the requirements of your building or construction project to determine the most effective, and safest way to collect and remove waste materials from your site. We will help you maximise resource recovery outcomes, improve environmental sustainability and reduce waste to landfill. We can also quickly and efficiently provide bulk bins and skip bins at competitive rates for short-term hire.

Facts about Construction & Demolition Waste
of Australia’s waste comprised of construction & demolition materials
tonnes of construction & demolition waste generated by Australians every year
tonnes of construction & demolition waste sent to landfill every year

What is Construction & Demolition Waste?

Construction & Demolition (C&D) material is comprised of mixed heavy loads which usually contain a combination of timber, concrete, bricks, tile, rubble, metal, plastics, plasterboard, cardboard and paper. This material stream is typically generated through all stages of construction, site clean-ups and domestic clean-ups.

What goes in the Construction & Demolition bin?


  • Concrete (unreinforced)
  • Concrete (reinforced)
  • Bricks (clean)
  • Asphalt (clean)
  • Plasterboard
  • Mixed concrete / bricks / asphalt


  • Clean fill
  • Clean fill mixed with grass
  • Wet clean fill
  • Mixed fill – concrete / bricks / asphalt (with fill)
  • Mixed C&D – As above with small quantities of metal / timber / plastic



Acceptance criteria varies across States and Territories.

Bin and container options

Where does Construction & Demolition waste go?

SUEZ has a range of skip bins and bulk bins to suit your project needs.


Skip bins are delivered and collected from your site according to your schedule and ensure your waste is properly disposed of while maximising the recovery of recyclable materials.


Construction & Demolition bins


What happens to Construction & Demolition waste?

Once received at a SUEZ Resource Recovery Facility, material is mechanically and manually sorted, with the ferrous and non-ferrous metals, inert fractions (bricks, concrete etc) and non-recyclables removed from the dry (combustible) portion of this material stream.

All salvaged metals are shipped to specialist external companies for sorting and recycling. The inert fractions are recycled and resupplied to the civil construction market as an alternative to traditional quarried products.


Through our joint venture operation, SUEZ-ResourceCo, we operate dedicated C&D Resource Recovery Facilities where the dry material can be manufactured into Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF) for use as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels.