Debris Management

The "Debris Management" Collection compiles resources relating to post-disaster debris management. When a natural disaster or a conlfict strikes a community, huge amounts of debris are produced. Management of these wastes is often hindered by a lack of preparedness (insufficient planning and/or training of personnel), resulting in clean-up delays, cost escalation,and serious environmental impact. Contractors may be inadequately monitored, recycling opportunities may be lost due to a vast amount of waste types, burning may create unwanted air pollution, and landfill waste capacity may be depleted ahead of time. The objective of this Collection is to present knowledge and tools that can aid communities in preparing and implementing a plan for debris management.