Waste from construction, demolition, and renovation makes up a significant portion of the municipality's waste stream. More than half of wastes generated by construction and demolition are recyclable and can be diverted. Reducing construction waste reduces environmental impact and saves money for the industry, as tipping fees for separated recyclables are much lower than mixed waste loads. The percentage of construction wastes that are diverted is a measure of how well industry is doing at reducing waste and its environmental footprint. Data source: Metro Vancouver.