Reduce Building Waste & Save Money

Are you a builder, designer, estimator, project manager or building sub-contractor? These simple suggestions explain cost-effective and practical ways to minimise your construction waste.

1/. Pick a waste champion
Assign a senior staff member with an interest in waste minimisation to take responsibility for the project waste management plan.
2/. Set realistic waste reduction targets
Let your team develop some ideas and set ‘easy to understand’ waste targets.

Two builders add a new window into a house.
Adding a new window into a house

3/. Reward your team
Have incentives for your team if your waste reduction targets are met, such as morning tea shouts.
4/. Keep your team informed
Make waste information and progress towards waste reduction targets readily available and part of your waste management plan.
5/. Design considerations
Encourage designers and customers to use standard product dimensions and prefabricated products wherever possible to reduce onsite handling, reworking and offcuts.

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6/. Material estimates
Provide detailed plans and instructions so estimators and contractors can provide accurate material take-offs. If you notice an excess of waste materials for a particular product, reduce the wastage allowance for material estimates.
7/. Incentivise subcontractors
Add contractual terms to incentivise subcontractors to minimise waste. Make them responsible for the disposal of any debris or preferential consideration if they follow your waste management plan.
8/. Try to prevent rubbish dumped into your skip
This can represent up to 30% of waste removed from building sites. Avoid skips onsite until absolutely necessary and keep them away from public view or access. Use a recycling site sign which prominently displays ‘This Builder Recycles. NO UNAUTHORISED DUMPING’.

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