o sand, foundry
o extruded polystyrene (rigid)
o fiberglass (bat)
MASONRY AND RUBBLE
o cinder blocks
o mortar, excess
o Aluminum (cans, ducts, siding)
o fixtures, plumbing
o mercury from external switches
o pipe (steel, copper)
o sheet metal
o steel (structural, banding,
o decking, re-rod)
o studs, metal
o wire (e.g. copper)
o brake fluid
o form oil
o fuel tanks
o oil filters
o petroleum distillates
o waste oils and greases
o paint contains and waste
o paint products
o pipe (PVC)
o polyethylene sheets
o sheeting or bags
o asbestos shingles
o roofing, built up
o roofing cement cans
o roofing shingles
o roofing tar
o tar paper
o drywall (gypsum)
o mill ends
o pallets, shipping skids
o particle board
o adhesives and resins
o paintings and coatings
o other chemical additives
o adhesives and adhesive cans
o aerosol cans
o air conditioning units
o caulk (tubes)
o ceiling tiles
o driveway sealants (buckets)
o epoxy containers
o fireproofing products (overspray)
o floor tiles
o lacquer thinners
o light bulbs, fluorescent and HID
o light bulbs, other
o organic material
o packaging, foam
o pesticide containers
o sealers and sealer tubes
o silicon containers
o solvent containers and waste
o street sweepings
o thermostat switches
o water treatment plant lime sludge
Also, according to the report Damage Cases: Construction and Demolition Waste Landfills found on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website, of the landfills studied in the report, all eleven reported ground-water contamination. This report can be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/sqg/damages/dam-pdf.damage.pdf <>
respiratory problems including coughing and asthma from breathing dust.
Some studies show that people with Alzheimer’s disease have more
aluminum than usual in their brains.
breathing high levels of vanadium for short and long periods sometimes
had lung irritation, coughing, wheezing, chest pain, runny nose, and
breathing high levels of chromium (VI) can cause irritation to the
nose, such as runny nose, nosebleeds and ulcers and holes in the nasal
septum. Ingesting large amounts of chromium(VI) can cause stomach
ulcers, convulsion, kidney and liver damage even death.
Skin contact with certain chromium(IV) can cause skin ulcers.
Some people are extremely sensitive to
chromium(VI) or chromium(III). Allergic reactions consisting of
severe redness and swelling of the
skin have been noted. Several studies have
shown that chromium(VI) compounds increase the risk of lung cancer.
The World Health Organization has determined
that chromium(VI) is a human carcinogen.
The EPA has determined that chromium(VI) in air is a human
an essential element in our diet, however, too much zinc is harmful.
Harmful effects can be cramps, nausea and vomiting.
Taken longer, it can cause anemia and decrease the levels of
your good cholesterol.
landfills accept asbestos?
C&D landfill accept asbestos, which has fibers that can enter the
water from the breakdown of natural deposits and manufactured asbestos
products. Asbestos fibers do not evaporate
into air or dissolve in water. Small
diameter fibers and particles may remain suspended in the air for a
long time and be carried long distances by wind or water before
Asbestos is supposed to be managed by delivering it in a
sealed bag or container, and preparing a special location in the
landfill to receive it. The contained asbestos must then be carefully
moved from the hauling truck to the prepared location and buried
immediately with non-sharp waste or cover materials. This management
practice is designed to prevent the release of any asbestos to the
However, asbestos fibers may be
released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing
material (such as transport or crushing). In
general, exposure may occur only when the asbestos-containing material
is disturbed in some way to release particles and fibers into the air.
can be found in many building materials including
roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos
Breathing in high levels of asbestos over a long period of time can
cause scar-like tissue in the lungs and
the lining that surrounds the lungs.
Breathing lower levels of asbestos may result in changes called plaques
in the pleural membranes - this can restrict breathing.
The EPA has
also determined that asbestos is a human carcinogen.
It can increase the risk of lung cancer and mesothelioma.