The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently updated its online Construction Waste Management Database to assist the building industry in reducing construction and demolition waste. To assist end-users, the database has been improved to allow searches by state and ZIP code and by over 15 commonly recycled construction waste materials.

The EPA estimates that 136 million tons of construction and demolition waste are generated in the nation every year. GSA's Construction Waste Management program is a free online service for those seeking information on companies that haul, collect, and process debris from construction projects. It promotes the responsible disposal of concrete, asphalt, masonry, wood, and other materials, much of which can be recycled or processed for reuse if handled properly.

The database is currently housed on the Whole Building Design Guide, a Web site providing government and industry practitioners with access to information on a wide range of building-related technology. To access the CWM database, visit