Demolition & Construction Waste

Construction material represents more than one-third of Victoria’s landfilled waste. To salvage valuable wood and construction materials, Victoria introduced the Demolition Waste and Deconstruction Bylaw. The bylaw will be implemented in two phases to grow industry capacity and to align with the City’s Housing Strategy.

Salvaging materials from demolitions in Victoria has the potential to divert 3,000 tonnes of waste from the landfill every year. This represents roughly 15 per cent of Zero Waste Victoria’s 2040 target.

Contact for more information or for helpful resources including: a deconstruction and reuse directory and a bylaw summary brochure.

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