• Tom Prendergast
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Waste Not, Want Not

Dealing with waste on site in a responsible manner is of utmost importance to us and we work hard to ensure this happens when and where possible. Our key objectives are to reduce waste and move it up the waste hierarchy, pictured, from landfill to re-use.

Waste Pyramid

To help achieve these objectives we benchmarked a typical amount of waste produced on site. We measured the quantity created by a mechanical and electrical installation team on a site in London, over a period of time and ascertained that it produced 0.3 tonnes of waste per £100,000 of installation cost. Having set this benchmark we are able to determine improvements. We are also continuing to raise our employees’ awareness of good waste management via toolbox talks and poster campaigns.

In Ireland we are working closely with a sub-contractor to manage waste, particularly copper, on site. The scheme, which has been in place since January 2014 and has been implemented across all sites is now saving around 4,000 Euro per month. This has been achieved by placing controlled skips on site for each waste material, including specialist skips for high value materials. This ensures full traceability of all waste materials and allows monitoring and auditing on a regular basis.