Construction & Demolition Debris

Examples of Construction and Demolition DebrisThe City of Beverly does not have the ability to pick up any construction and demolition material (unacceptable refuse) put out on the curb for municipal trash collection. The City's contract with its trash and recycling hauler defines "Unacceptable Refuse" as rubbish from construction, remodeling, demolition and repair operations. This means that Beverly households (or by extension, their contractors) are responsible for the disposal of any construction and demolition material that they generate.

To assist you, we have put together this information. It is intended as a reference only and not an endorsement of a particular vendor or facility.

Construction & Demolition (C&D) Debris

This category generally includes:

  • Asphalt
  • Bricks
  • Concrete (ABC) and other masonry materials
  • Soil
  • Rock
  • Wall coverings
  • Drywall
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Insulation
  • Roofing shingles
  • Plate glass
  • Metal
  • Wood waste
  • Electrical wires

For paint, see the Trash Removal Guidelines (PDF).

What You Can Do

For pick up at home, call a contractor. Look in the Yellow Pages of the Telephone Book under “Rubbish & Garbage Removal”. If you want to take care of this yourself, view some options. Call facilities for pricing.

Other Resources

Building Materials Resource Center

The Building Materials Resource Center (BMRC) in Roxbury accepts donations of reusable building material and house fixtures. They can provide pick-up service with at least two weeks notice or you can bring to them. Call or go to website for more details, 617-442-8917.

Types of items collected are:

  • Bathroom vanities
  • Carpeting and carpet tiles
  • Countertops
  • Dimensional lumber
  • Doors (interior, exterior, storm)
  • Electrical equipment
  • Electrical light fixtures,
  • Faucets
  • Flooring (hard wood, sheet vinyl, ceramic tile)
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Moldings
  • Plywood and sheet rock (full sheets)
  • Sinks
  • Tubs and enclosures
  • Windows (no lead paint)

The Center distributes these goods to needy homeowners and nonprofit organizations. Donated items are tax-deductible.

Recycling Services Directory & Market Guide

For specific materials, see the WasteCap Resource Solutions, Inc. website.