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Rubble (construction and demolition waste) consists mainly of stony materials, wood, metal and plastic. Rubble is created when you build or renovate. When collecting rubble, we distinguish between clean rubble and contaminated rubble.

You can offer debris at one of the environmental centres

What belongs where?

Clean rubble: to the waste disposal site 

Uncontaminated debris, such as:

  • brick
  • concrete
  • tiles
  • gravel
  • vowels
  • ceramic material
  • masonry
  • natural stone
  • paving stones

Contaminated debris: have it disposed of by a commercial party (company)

  • contaminated rubble is mixed with contaminated soil (hazardous waste).
  • non-workable debris its materials such as plasterboard, aerated concrete blocks and sand-lime bricks or rubble contaminated with glass or tar.


Clean rubble is sieved and reused in civil engineering. For example, as paving material under road surfaces and in noise barriers and in the production of concrete and asphalt. Contaminated debris is cleaned first. Then it can still be reused. Materials such as wood and metal are recycled. New products made of wood and metal are made from them.