Globally, about half of all materials are used for construction and about half of all waste is generated by construction. Every phase of the building process contributes to environmental degradation – the extraction of raw materials, the processing, the manufacture, the transportation, the construction, and the disposal of structures at the end of their service life – but a construction waste skip bin can help.
The material used for construction and demolition includes debris that is produced during construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings, roads, and bridges. Construction and demolition materials include heavy and bulky items like the following:
- Cement and concrete
- Various asphalt products
- Most metals like copper, steel etc
- Rocks, stones and gravel
When construction waste is simply dumped at landfill sites, it poses a great danger to the environment. Therefore, the construction industry needs to find appropriate ways to manage construction and demolition materials that result from construction activities.
How Construction Companies Can Reduce the Waste Generated
Through source reduction, you can decrease the energy, material, and waste use life cycles. Solid waste management should receive top priority. Reducing waste in the first place prevents waste from being generated. Some examples of this include:
- Preservation of existing buildings rather than the construction of new ones
- Size optimisation of new buildings
- Creating new buildings that are adaptable to extend their life
- A construction method that allows for disassembly and allows reuse of materials
- Alternate framing techniques
Construction debris reduction also conserves landfill space, reduces the environmental impact of manufacturing new materials, and reduces overall project costs by eliminating purchases.
Which Construction Materials Can Be Reused?
Demolition and construction debris can be diverted into useful resources. These include:
- Debris from land clearing and landscaping
- Pavements made of asphalt
- Aggregate products and gravel
- Masonry rubble and scrap
- Clean timber and wood
- Plastics and polymers
- Materials used in insulation
Conserving natural resources and saving money can both be achieved through repurposing old and valuable demolition and construction materials. A variety of deconstruction techniques can be used to salvage usable materials and significantly reduce waste when you optimise your rubbish removal in Perth.
How Skip Bin Hire Perth Allows You to Recycle Construction Materials
The majority of construction debris and building components can be recycled. Aggregate and concrete products are often made from concrete and concrete debris. Wood can be repurposed to make products like furniture. Other valuable materials to recycle include steel, copper, and brass.
When you choose Coastal Waste Management for your Perth skip bin hire, you can be assured that as much construction material as possible will be recycled. We have a range of skip bin sizes available and when the waste leaves your site it is taken away for separation and sorting so that a high volume of materials can be reused, repurposed and recycled.
This is not only excellent for your carbon footprint but for your brand as well. Consumers today are demanding their brands embrace sustainable operations and you can let your customers know that you have taken the green approach toward waste management. For more information please feel free to contact the Coastal Waste team at (08) 9592 9420 or book our skip bins in Perth today.