Due to Government legislation and a greater understanding of the impact on the environment caused by the way we dispose of our waste we are now seeing huge changes to the way that we handle our waste. Attitudes have changed and over the last twenty years this has resulted in a significant reduction in the amount of waste going to landfill.
More emphasis has now been placed on recycling and everyone, from Government, Businesses, Local Authorities and private residents should all now be working towards a zero waste economy.
In practical terms this means that a different attitude must be adopted to the disposal of waste. More emphasis is now placed on prevention, reuse and recycling, with disposal considered only as a last resort.
More information can be found on the Government Website
Almost all construction and demolition waste is capable of being recycled, providing the waste is segregated and separated. The recycled materials can then go on to be used for things like landscaping and in road construction.
We also reuse soil and rubble. Soil can be used as subsoil for landscaping. Rubble can be processed and used for a number of purposes including aggregate for roads. Leftover masonry material can be crushed on site and reused in driveways.