The best ways to manage and dispose of construction waste

22 August 2017

Norris Waste Management

It is very important that the waste from construction sites is managed and disposed of effectively. This is because construction waste is not only heavy in weight, but is usually also bulky. According to the UK Green Building Council, approximately 400 million tonnes of material is ordered by construction companies each year. The waste is proportionately massive too. Here are the best ways how to manage and dispose construction waste:

Know the quantity you need

Don’t order more than you need. About 60 million tonnes of construction waste, each year, is the direct result of over ordering. These materials are disposed of as they are not used in the project. In order to reduce the waste, it is necessary to calculate, well in advance, the quantity that will be required to avoid wastage disposal costs and to and save money.

Hire a skip from a reputable company

While there are many skip hire companies in the market, you should choose one that is fully licensed, has its own waste transfer station and is fully insured. For example, some companies might not be able to provide to with the required size of skip, while others may not be able to handle queries efficiently and some might not dispose construction waste effectively. A reputable skip company in the locality that has been in the business for several years will be able to handle the waste effectively.

Recycling and reuse

Almost all construction waste material can be recycled and reused. Recycling needs less energy and is also cheaper than acquiring new materials. So using recycled construction materials should be the highest priority of any new site. It will be a great contribution to the current and future projects. At Norris, all of the usable waste is recycled and put to good use instead of being sent to landfill.

Careful Storage

Many construction sites do not store effectively. Damaged blocks, bricks, plasterboard and timber means they cannot be used and are wasted. All this risk can easily be avoided. A good, separate, flat, dedicated, storage area to keep moisture sensitive stock like timber and plasterboard off the ground and covered will minimise the risk of damage to these costly materials.

Cleanliness and tidiness

A regular clean-up will boost safety and hygiene at the site. Dispose of materials directly into a skip and get full skips exchanged quickly to avoid piles of waste material. These simple steps can help effective and safe working at the construction site. Norris provides you with solutions to deal with waste effectively. Get in touch to find out more today.