Guide

Reduce packaging waste on your construction site

How to separate waste at construction sites

One of the most important components of a successful packaging reuse and recycling system is actively and accurately segregating the waste your site produces. Educating workers is an important element of your waste segregation process.

National colour-coding scheme for packaging waste

To ensure that the maximum levels of packaging waste are segregated on construction sites, use the national waste colour-coding scheme. This segregates waste into a number of categories:

  • asbestos - red
  • gypsum - white
  • hazardous - orange
  • inert - grey
  • metal - blue
  • mixed - black
  • packaging - brown
  • wood - green