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Construction Guide

Construction Guide

Here are some quickfire tips that will help you become more effective at construction waste management. The best ways to reduce construction waste tend to focus around reusing the raw materials you have on site, or simply reducing the number of building materials you have at the start of a project.

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Start of Project

Start of Project

At the start of a project, think very carefully about the quantities required and what you're ordering. Even if you are working within time constraints, this can go a long way to helping you control waste on site.

Packaging

Packaging

Don't remove materials from their packaging until you're absolutely sure they will be used. This means you can still take them back if they're unused.

Reducing waste

Reducing waste

Reduce the number of offcuts you produce by sticking to standard sizes and quantities.

Scheduling work

Scheduling work

It's often the case that waste is produced due to damage. Avoid unnecessary time in storage for materials by carefully planning out orders to match construction schedules.

Now let's take a look at some tips that focus on reuse:

Storage

Storage

To ensure that materials can be reused, they need to be in good condition. Ideally, the storage area needs to be secure and weatherproof.

Reselling materials

Reselling materials

If you can't sell your surplus materials back to the builders merchants or a reputable materials reclamation facility, consider sites such as Gumtree, eBay or even Facebook Marketplace. You will be surprised by just how many people are looking for secondhand building materials once you do some digging.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Put an emphasis on sustainability. Waste aggregates generated from groundworks and demolition in the early phases of a project can be reused. This material can be used for land restoration onsite.

Here at Brown Recycling we are able to handle any construction waste you need us to. Why not book a skip for your construction waste using our online checkout?

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