Handbook for reuse off site

How can reusable materials be extracted from public buildings?

The handbook is a tool that helps public sector contractors organise the recovery of building elements from their sites. It details several methods to:

  • ensure that the high-quality materials identified on the site find a new use
  • support the development of the reuse sector
  • reduce the environmental impact of construction and renovation projects.

Depending on the situation of each building, the public sector contractor can opt for (1) a public service contract, (2) a sale, (3) a donation, or (4) a best efforts obligation on the general contractor or demolition company under the terms of the public works contract.
Document templates are attached to the handbook for the rapid implementation of each step of the strategy employed.
This document was prepared by Rotor asbl, with the support of the Brussels-Capital Region.

Download the handbook (EN)


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