Project description

Project title
LIFE10 ENV/RO/000727 “Recovery of construction and demolition waste in Buzau County”

Scope of the project
The project aims to improve significantly the situation of construction and demolition waste management at the level of Buzau County. Furthermore, the project aims to clarify the aspects related to the cease of waste statue and to establish the technical requirements that have to be met in view of recovery, including a series of activities aimed at solving these problems in a way that can be further replicated at national level.

Implementation period
1 October 2011 – 30 June 2014

Geographical area:
The geographical area of the project covers the administrative area of Buzau County, Romania, however, the identified problems and the solutions for their solving, proposed by the project, are applicable in several areas of the EU.

Financing
Total project budget: 1,431,882 €, of which EU contribution: 580,941 €.

Short description of the project, objectives and results
The project LIFE10 ENV/RO/000727 “Recovery of construction and demolition waste in Buzau County” was launched on 28 October 2011 and is implemented by the Buzau County Council in cooperation with S.C. Natura Management S.R.L.

The project aims to develop an operational and high performance system for construction and demolition waste management (C&D waste) by knowing, in as much detail as possible, the current situation regarding C&D waste generation, collection, recovery and disposal both at the level of Buzau County and at regional and national level, to create a coherent decision making system by clarifying the responsibilities of all factors involved at county level in C&D waste management, to establish a facile procedure for the cease of waste statute, to promote the recovery of C&D waste that is suitable for this purpose and to reach the legal objectives regarding the recovery of C&D waste at the level of Buzau County, including through the recovery of C&D waste that was disposed of in an unsuitable way.

The main results of the project are: development of an operational database on the management of C&D waste at county level (starting from the diagnosis of the current situation), elaboration of a best practice code (divided per three areas: individual houses, construction sites, authorities), commissioning of a C&D waste treatment facility, development of an interactive web application on the market of C&D waste and materials resulted from their treatment, draft methodology on the cease of waste statute for materials resulted from the treatment of C&D waste, draft technical norm on the minimum criteria which need to be fulfilled by the materials resulted from treatment of C&D waste in order to be used in different activities.

List of construction and demolition waste
The list of construction and demolition waste, as per GD no. 856 dated 16 August 2002 on waste management records and approving the list of waste, including hazardous waste, is as follows:

17 CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTES (INCLUDING EXCAVATED SOIL FROM CONTAMINATED SITES)
17 01 concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics
17 01 01 concrete
17 01 02 bricks
17 01 03 tiles and ceramics
17 01 06* mixtures of, or separate fractions of concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics containing dangerous substances
17 01 07 mixtures of concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics other than those mentioned in 17 01 06
17 02 wood, glass and plastic
17 02 01 wood
17 02 02 glass
17 02 03 plastic
17 02 04* glass, plastic and wood containing or contaminated with dangerous substances
17 03 bituminous mixtures, coal tar and tarred products
17 03 01* bituminous mixtures containing coal tar
17 03 02 bituminous mixtures other than those mentioned in 17 03 01
17 03 03* coal tar and tarred products
17 04 metals (including their alloys)
17 04 0 1 copper, bronze, brass
17 04 02 aluminium
17 04 03 lead
17 04 04 zinc
17 04 05 iron and steel
17 04 06 tin
17 04 07 mixed metals
17 04 09* metal waste contaminated with dangerous substances
17 04 10* cables containing oil, coal tar and other dangerous substances
17 04 11 cables other than those mentioned in 17 04 10
17 05 soil (including excavated soil from contaminated sites), stones and dredging spoil
17 05 03* soil and stones containing dangerous substances
17 05 04 soil and stones other than those mentioned in 17 05 03
17 05 05* dredging spoil containing dangerous substances
17 05 06 dredging spoil other than those mentioned in 17 05 05
17 05 07* track ballast containing dangerous substances
17 05 08 track ballast other than those mentioned in 17 05 07
17 06 insulation materials and asbestos-containing construction materials
17 06 01* insulation materials containing asbestos
17 06 03* other insulation materials consisting of or containing dangerous substances
17 06 04 insulation materials other than those mentioned in 17 06 01 and 17 06 03
17 06 05* construction materials containing asbestos
17 08 gypsum-based construction material
17 08 01* gypsum-based construction materials contaminated with dangerous substances