Guide

Waste contractor's guide to recycling construction waste

Introduction

Construction projects are one of the largest sources of waste in the UK. However, this can offer potential business opportunities if you work in the waste industry.

Waste management contractors often use materials recovery facilities as an integral part of the waste recovery process. These facilities are able to process, separate and bulk the raw materials sufficiently so that they can be used by reprocessors in the manufacture of new products and materials.

This guide is for materials recovery facilities and waste management contractors that recycle and recover construction waste, or are looking to become involved in these activities. It covers how materials recovery facilities and waste management contractors should get involved from an early stage in the construction project, managing construction waste and getting the best out of employees and technology. The guide also provides information on recovery rates, and how to sort and move waste.