With the construction industry producing 59% of the total waste in the UK, it is important that construction companies are recycling more. Companies send most construction waste to landfill. However, recycling is very beneficial.
The benefits of recycling
Recycling construction material saves massive amounts of energy as it decreases the consumption of natural resources. It will reduce disposal costs; it often costs less money to dispose of materials that can be recycled! Finally, People care about the environment and if you show your company is recycling this will give you an edge over the competition.
What construction materials can you recycle?
You can take metals such as Steel, aluminium and copper to scrap yards to be re-used.
You can re-mill, chip or ground wood to make things such as lumber, engineered board, boiler fuel, or mulch.
Concrete is commonly recycled and is reused in many different markets.
You can recycle glass from windows and tiles depending on the location of the project.
You can very easily recycle paper and cardboard
You can recycle gypsum in drywall into things such as new drywall manufacture, cement manufacture, and agriculture.