RezeroLab Data

Construction waste production

Data from Catalunya

Construction waste is considered all waste generated in a construction or demolition work.

This is a fraction of waste of great relevance in the total waste generated, due to its high weight, and which has a great potential for reuse if managed correctly. Their generation is usually closely linked to the evolution of the real estate market.

Evolution of the amount construction waste and demolition declared according to the type of treatment in Catalonia

Source:Catalan Waste Agency

The generation of construction waste is closely related to the evolution of the real estate market.
Although the majority option for treating this waste in recent years has been the controlled deposit, the option of recovery in recycling plants has increased considerably in Catalonia, and in 2022 it was the destination of 65% of the construction waste generated.