Sample Bid Specification For Recycling On Construction Projects

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The sample bid specification (guide spec) is designed to address the concern of builders that if recycling means incurring higher waste management costs, those who choose to recycle would be at a competitive disadvantage. The spec is setup so that the contractor makes a waste management plan and a cost estimate for recycling after being selected as the builder on a project. You are encouraged to photocopy the guide spec for use and distribution.

Building owners and architects can use the guide spec to inform prospective builders,that the project requires the chosen builder to develop a recycling plan. It requires the contractor, after being selected as the builder, to provide a recycling ■ plan and cost estimate. If the contractor determines that recycling will cost more than regular disposal, the owner can choose whether to go ahead with the plan and pay the extra cost. The guide spec refers to the Recycling Economics Worksheet and the Markets Directory found in this guidebook.

The guide spec was written by Peter Vesterholt, AIA, and reviewed by members of the CICC and the AIA/MN Committee on the Environment. Hie CICC endorsed the guide spec at its January 1993 meeting and plans to make it an appendix to the Blue Book.

TA GUIDE SPEC DECEMBER. 1992

SECTION 01.505 CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT

PART 1 - GENERAL

  1. 01 REQUIREMENTS INCLUDED
  2. Waste Management Goals.
  3. Waste Management Plan.
  4. Recycling.

D. Reuse.

  1. Sorting. • -
  2. Recycling Economics Worksheet.
  3. List of Recycling Centers and Haulers.
  4. 02 RELATED REQUIREMENTS
  5. Section 01010-Summary of Work.
  6. Section 01500-Construction Facilities and Temporary Controls: Cleaning during Construction.
  7. Section 02050 - Building Demolition
  8. Section 02072 - Minor Demolition for Remodeling.
  9. 03 WASTE MANAGEMENT GOALS
  10. The Ownér desires that as many materials as possible from this project (whether new construction, remodeling or demolition) be salvaged, reused or recycled in order to minimize the impact of construction waste in landfills and to minimize the expenditure of energy and cost in fabricating new materials.

To this end the Contractor shall develop with the assistance of the Owner and the Architect/Engineers, a Waste Management Plan for this project. Outlined in Article -1:05A herein are examples of materials which can be recycled or reused, as well as recommendations for waste sorting methods.

  1. 04 WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
  2. Within ten (10) days after receipt of Notice of Award of Bid, or prior to any waste removal the Contractor shall develop with the Owner and the Architect/Engineer a Waste Management Plan. The plan shall be structured as follows:
  3. Cost Benefit Analysis .
  4. Identify the estimated savings or cost of recycling using the attached Recycling Economics Worksheet.
  5. Determine whether certain building materials can be salvaged for resale or reused.
  6. Assuming Owner's acceptance of the savings or cost of recycling, identify:
  7. Types of materials for Recycling, Reuse or Sorting.
  8. Estimated quantities.

i c. Separation requirements.

  1. On-site storage.
  2. Transportation method.
  3. Destinations.
  4. Plan Manager (Contractor's representative.)
  5. 05 RECYCLING
  6. The following materials can be recycled in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Área (as of December 1992):

Material Recycling Use

1. Dimensional lumber Animal bedding, and broken crates and pallets. landscape use, fuel.

Notes: Some recyclers have equipment which removes nails. Plywood and other glued wood products are not usually accepted for landscape or animal bedding uses.

  1. Concrete and Concrete Masonry Units Roadbeds
  2. Concrete and Concrete Masonry Units Roadbeds
  3. Asphaltic Concrete Pavement Asphaltic Concrete Pavement
  4. Corrugated Cardboard Paper Products
  5. Metals Metal Products
  6. 06 REUSE

v A. Contractor and Subcontractors are encouraged to reuse as many materials as possible. Reuse is a better waste management method than recycling because little or no reprocessing is necessary. Thus less pollution is created when items are reused in their original form.

  1. Reuse includes:
  2. Salvaging reusable materials from remodeling projects (before the demolition stage) for resale, for reuse on the current project pr for storage for use on future projects.
  3. Returning reusable items such as pallets or unused products to the vendors.
  4. 07 MATERIALS SORTING
  5. The following sorting methods are available:
  6. Employing haulers who make use of a materials recovery facility or a transfer station where recyclable materials are sorted from the waste and recycled before disposing of the remainder.

2: Sorting recyclable materials at the construction site and have them hauled to recycling markets directly from the site.

Notes:

  1. If using a hauler or recycling facility to sort out recyclables, certify that they sort all construction waste loads and not just those that are not acceptable at the demolition landfill and that they recycle at least three (3) types of material.
  2. Landfills will accept "Clean demo" loads which may include all of the recyclable materials mentioned above except cardboard. However, it is a waste of resources and landfill space to bury rather than recycle them.
  3. 08 RECYCLING ECONOMICS WORKSHEET.
  4. Refer to Attachment "A" for a Recycling Economics Worksheet, which is to be filled out with the assistance of the Owner and the Architect/Engineer as part of the Waste Management Plan.
  5. 09 LIST OF RECYCLING CENTERS AND HAULERS.
  6. Refer to Attachment "B" for a current list of construction waste recycling centers and waste haulers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS Not Used

PART 3 - EXECUTION Not Used

END OF SECTION (Refer to Attachments)

Section 5

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