C & D waste profile of the Malaysian construction industry: Need a centralized database

Rawshan Ara Begum, Joy Jacqueline Pereira

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Abstract

The study found construction and demolition (C&D) waste comprising more or less a homogenous composition from various sources either construction or landfill sites or Klang Valley. The largest components of C&D waste are concrete, aggregate and rubbles followed by soil, wood, metals and roofing materials. In Klang Valley, 88% of the C&D waste generated is from residential buildings while 9% from commercial and 3% from government buildings resulted from increased demand of housing and commercial buildings. A majority of C&D waste dumps to the private land or illegal dumpsites while only 20% of them disposed in legal landfills. This is due to most of the legal landfills are reluctant to accept C&D waste because of their limited space. This paper attempts to document a profile of C&D waste generation and disposal into a one record to allow industry-wide dissemination though it has a limitation of facts and figures for representing the country as a whole. Therefore, there is a need for an authorized body in Malaysia to be responsible for collection, classification, analysis and storage of all types of C&D wastes and a centralized database of C&D wastes to serve a paradigm shift of good waste management practices in the construction industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2011
Pages73-76
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2011 - London
Duration: 7 Nov 201110 Nov 2011

Other

Other2011 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2011
CityLondon
Period7/11/1110/11/11

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Construction industry
Land fill
Concrete aggregates
Demolition
Waste management
Waste disposal
Wood
Soils
Metals
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • C&D waste
  • composition
  • disposal
  • environment
  • Malaysia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Begum, R. A., & Pereira, J. J. (2011). C & D waste profile of the Malaysian construction industry: Need a centralized database. In 2011 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2011 (pp. 73-76). [6114242]

C & D waste profile of the Malaysian construction industry : Need a centralized database. / Begum, Rawshan Ara; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline.

2011 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2011. 2011. p. 73-76 6114242.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Begum, RA & Pereira, JJ 2011, C & D waste profile of the Malaysian construction industry: Need a centralized database. in 2011 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2011., 6114242, pp. 73-76, 2011 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2011, London, 7/11/11.
Begum RA, Pereira JJ. C & D waste profile of the Malaysian construction industry: Need a centralized database. In 2011 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2011. 2011. p. 73-76. 6114242
Begum, Rawshan Ara ; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline. / C & D waste profile of the Malaysian construction industry : Need a centralized database. 2011 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2011. 2011. pp. 73-76
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