Hazardous Waste Challenges for Demolition Contractors


Demolition practices go hand in hand with waste management. Nowadays, Europe is trying to move towards a more sustainable and ecological economy model and regulations on waste disposal directly alter the conditions of construction and demolition businesses.

Contractors are often faced with hazardous waste during their work, and these, along with the way must be managed, are different in every country.


This report offers a practical overview of which are the most prominent hazardous waste issues in Europe (including asbestos) and how each country takes care of them. It analyses the challenges of waste management, why these are important to demolition contractors and suggestions on “demolition good practices”.

This publication analyses the situation in the following countries:

  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • UK

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ISBN 978-84-09-01090-5
Date May 2018
Pages 56 (A4)


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