How to Manage Your Construction Waste In an Environmentally Friendly Way

How to Manage Your Construction Waste In an Environmentally Friendly Way

At AJ Grab Hire, we support both individuals and companies to remove waste in a cost-effective and environmentally conscious way. 

As our grab lorries can collect a variety of materials, we are able to recycle and distribute them to specialist plants to reduce the impact on landfill. In fact, we work with recycling partners to ensure we can support our customers in helping them understand where their waste ends up. 

According to the latest UK government data, we currently reuse 91% of the waste created from the construction industry. While this is incredibly positive, there is still more we can all do to ensure we create a sustainable strategy for the waste we create. 

If you’re looking to manage your construction waste in an environmentally friendly way, we’ve revealed a few areas you should consider. 

Reduce 

In the first instance, reducing the amount of material you use is key to decreasing waste. After all, the excess is very rarely re-used and is instead put in the same pile as waste. 

While it is hard to be involved in a project in the early stages, it’s essential that you are able to look at plans before hand to understand the quantities of materials required. Planning ahead in this way can help to dramatically reduce waste. 

Over-ordering is also a common occurrence in the construction industry. However, if you arrange deliveries to match the phases of the project, you can avoid materials going to waste. 

At AJ Grab Hire we can support in this area with aggregate delivery, as we can deliver a variety of aggregate to your site when required. 

Reuse 

Being resourceful with your materials can not only ensure that you reduce your costs, but can ensure that valuable materials don’t end up in the waste pile. 

Collecting offcuts is one way to reduce buying brand new materials. Creating a space for materials that can be reused may also save you money in the long run. 

If there are materials that you can’t reuse, look to sell these or donate unused or salvaged materials. Many of these items could help charity projects locally or provide materials to learning centres. 

By discovering a list of organisations or local charities, you can ensure that no matter the materials you have leftover, they can find a valuable home. 

Consider also asking your local suppliers about their reuse programs. Many construction suppliers are becoming eco-friendly, and now provide benefits to those who return items or add to their scrappage scheme. 

Recycle

As an authorised waste remover, we are well aware of how much waste can be recycled. 

Working alongside a waste remover, such as ourselves at AJ Grab Hire, can help ensure that any waste created from your project can be recycled at the correct plant. 

As we can collect various materials, we have dedicated partners where we help our customers recycle their waste, therefore dramatically limiting the waste that goes into landfill. 

To help a waste remover in distributing your waste effectively, try to maintain clear waste material practices on site. For example, having one location for hardcore, and one location for rubbish, this means your waste can be collected and recycled much more effectively. 

However, if you have a reputable waste remover, such as our team at AJ Grab Hire, we can help sort your waste at our facilities, so it’s ready for recycling. 

To help you on your way to a more environmentally-friendly project, contact our team at AJ Grab Hire to get a quote

 

AJ Grab Hire

Head Office:
Langdale Farm
Cambridge Road
Melbourn
Hertfordshire
SG8 6EY

enquiries@ajgrabire.co.uk

Top Locations

Cambridge
Royston
Newmarket
Saffron Walden
Harlow
Haverhill
Ely
Bury St Edmunds

 

Opening times

Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 9am – 12pm

T: 01763 233493
M: 07931 142198

The Benefits of a Grab Lorry for a Public-Facing Project

The Benefits of a Grab Lorry for a Public-Facing Project

Any public-facing project that will be in the space and face of the public comes with a whole load of different construction pressures. Not only do you need to ensure that the project remains on a tight deadline, but you also have to manage your project while in a public space that can often be busy with both people and traffic. 

With many situations to juggle, it’s essential that you have the right tools and services on-hand to ensure your project remains on track and doesn’t cause any further disruption to the surrounding public. 

When it comes to waste control, there are even more strategies you have to think of, especially when waste cannot only delay a project but also be an eyesore to the viewing public. 

A grab lorry for waste removal is ideal in a public-facing project, and we’ve supported many companies working on housing projects, commercial retail units, and roadworks to ensure their very public work remains clean and clear at all times. 

If you’re considering a grab lorry for your project, here’s how it can prove a massive benefit when working around the public. 

Time-Efficient Turn Around 

Public-facing projects can be in the way of roads, homes and public pathways. This can mean your project will have a tight deadline as councils often restrict disruption to these spaces. So as well as a difficult space to operate within, you’re also managing an even tighter deadline. 

With this in mind, efficiency and productivity on any public-facing project are paramount to its success. 

A grab lorry can support your team in maintaining their schedule by removing large quantities of waste quickly. 

Unlike a skip, a grab lorry can move higher volumes of waste, and different types of waste. From mud and earth to rubble and timber, no matter the materials you need moving quickly, a grab lorry can visit your site and pick-up the waste without any need for manual support from your team. 

Having scheduled visits from a grab lorry can also ensure that waste continues to be removed throughout the project. 

No Eyesore

Barriers and signs are often put up to avoid the public from accessing public-facing projects, but this doesn’t stop complaints about mess or noise. 

While there is very little you can do in the way of noise; mess can be managed to ensure that waste doesn’t overspill into public areas and begin to contaminant neighbouring streets or roads. 

No matter where the waste may be on your site a grab lorry can pick-up the waste directly from the ground and transport it to be recycled or disposed of. 

As a grab lorry can collect high capacities of waste, this means there is no need for overfilling skips and rubbish being left on-site for days on end. 

Space-Saving 

Public-facing projects may struggle for space, especially if they are in busy streets or roads. 

With space lacking, it’s essential that your waste doesn’t begin to become a hurdle for your project. 

While a skip can hold waste, it also takes up space on site which can begin to be a problem when you’ve got little space to begin with. 

A skip truck can also struggle to reach awkward spaces, meaning you may be left with a full skip for days until it can be emptied. 

However, unlike a skip, a grab lorry can use its arm to reach awkward spaces, such as over fences or even public furniture such as benches. 

A grab lorry can also manoeuvre over difficult terrain far easier than a skip, meaning your waste can be collected directly from the site. 

If you want to book a grab lorry for your next public-facing project, contact our team at AJ Grab Hire to get a quote

AJ Grab Hire

Head Office:
Langdale Farm
Cambridge Road
Melbourn
Hertfordshire
SG8 6EY

enquiries@ajgrabire.co.uk

Top Locations

Cambridge
Royston
Newmarket
Saffron Walden
Harlow
Haverhill
Ely
Bury St Edmunds

 

Opening times

Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 9am – 12pm

T: 01763 233493
M: 07931 142198