RESEARCH ARTICLE


Cost Analysis of Construction and Demolition Waste Management : Case Study of the Pearl River Delta of China



Jingkuang Liu*, 1, Yousong Wang2
1 Department of Engineering Management, School of Business Administration, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Architecture Science, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China


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© 2013 Liu and Wang

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Abstract

Currently, Construction and Demolition waste (C&D waste) is a worldwide issue that concerns not only the construction management level of on-site managers but also the sustainable development of construction industry. In this paper, detailed formulas are listed for calculating the costs of three typical kinds of disposal routes of C&D waste. They are Landfill Disposal, Recycling and Reuse. Using the specific formulas, the costs of new construction project in the Pearl River Delta Region of China are also estimated. The results of this study show: From 2010 to 2013, the Pearl River Delta region costs about 87.91 yuan (1US$=6.12 yuan in September 2013) for landfill disposal of 1t(tone) C&D waste, from the site collection management to landfill disposal; about 76.33 yuan for recycling of 1t C&D waste, from the site collection management to the recycling treatment;

Keywords: C&D waste, waste management, cost analysis, Pearl River Delta Region.