Was the house built pre-1940? Effective March 1, 2015 all homes built before 1940 need to have 75% of the material recycled to comply with the new Vancouver Building Code Bylaw 9419.
Demolition by hand is the method to recycle the waste.
New Vancouver Building Bylaw 9419
Q: What is "deconstruction" and why is it being used to demolish these older homes?
A: Deconstruction is an alternative to traditional demolition. Deconstruction is a more systematic and
careful approach to taking apart the house where more of the materials are kept intact and can then be separated for reuse and recycling.
These requirements aim to:
a) increase reuse and recycling of demolition materials,
b) reduce the amount of demolition waste disposed to landfill and incinerator,
c) encourage preservation and renewal of character homes in Vancouver.
The requirements apply to demolition applications submitted on or after September 1, 2014.
Pre-1940 houses: minimum reuse and recycling of 75 per cent (by weight) of demolition material (excluding hazardous materials, e.g. asbestos)
Pre-1940 character houses: minimum reuse and recycling of 90 per cent (by weight) of demolition material (excluding hazardous materials, e.g. asbestos)
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