Guide

Contractor's guide to cutting waste from construction projects

Introduction

Waste is a common feature on many construction projects. Principal and sole contractors can play a key role in ensuring that projects are run efficiently and waste is kept to a minimum. This may require you to be involved in all stages of construction projects, from design through to completion.

If you can reduce waste on every project you work on, this can help your business become more profitable, comply with legislation and reduce your impact on the environment.

This guide will help principal and sole contractors on construction projects to cut waste, reduce costs and improve profitability. It explains how some simple changes to your working practices can remove a significant amount of waste from your projects. It outlines how to reduce and reuse demolition waste, getting involved in the design process, improving purchasing and logistics practices, and communicating these changes.