Waste? NOT! Toolkit
|Greenhouse constructed using old windows. (photo by Jennifer Corson)|
Construction and demolition (C&D) material makes up almost a third of all solid waste in the province. In response to this issue the Ecology Action Centre in conjunction with the RRFB Nova Scotia has released the Waste? NOT! Toolkit, a booklet and web site with practical advice for homeowners and building professionals looking for ways to reduce the amount of C&D material going to landfills.
Printable PDF copies of the Toolkit
Printing Instructions: While we encourage paperless use of resources presented in the Toolkit, the booklet has been designed to be easily printable in both black and white and colour on 6 legal size (8.5"x14”) sheets of paper. Just select the double sided/duplex and landscape printing options on your printer. Please choose FSC-certified and recyclable paper for your printing needs.
For high resolution pdfs please contact our office at email@example.com or 902-429-2202.
You can browse the extended online version of the Toolkit here.
Please see below to go directly to the information not contained in the print version of the Toolkit.
Web Exclusive Content!
The Toolkit web site is updated regularly. Click below for:
- Inspiring building case studies of moving, deconstruction and adaptive reuse
- A glossary of terms used in the Waste? Not! Toolkit
- Contact information for:
(a) C&D processing sites across Nova Scotia
(b) deconstruction contractors
(c) building movers
(d) designers experienced in adaptive reuse in Nova Scotia
(e) Reuse building materials and fixtures stores in Nova Scotia
- Links and additional resources related C&D issues
Please Note: The resource lists included are not exhaustive and are subject to change.
If you have questions, comments or resources to add please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 902-442-0300
The Waste? NOT! Construction and Demolition Toolkit is designed solely to suggest ideas and/or to raise awareness. In no way is the Waste? NOT! Construction and Demolition Toolkit intended to offer professional advice or make any endorsements of any particular products, organizations or firms listed herein. Always check with municipal staff, building professionals, hazardous waste experts and/or certified engineers before undertaking any construction, renovation, building moving, deconstruction or demolition project. The Ecology Action Centre and Resource Recovery Fund Board disclaim any responsibility or liability for any injury to person, loss, or damage whatsoever suffered by any person or organization that chooses to undertake projects inspired by this document.
Phone: (902) 429-2202
Fax: (902) 405-3716
The Built Environment Committee meets the second Thursday of every month at 5:30pm at the EAC. All are welcome at our monthly meeting.