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How to Ensure Your Demolition Project is Environmentally Friendly

It is no secret that demolition projects can have a serious environmental impact. Waste is one of the main by-products of demolition work, and this fact has led many local authorities to devise a framework that demolition companies can use to make their projects more environmentally friendly. For the vast majority of projects, this means taking a re-use, recycle and recover approach to both the management of the project and of the resulting waste.

Turning demolition work into an eco-friendly endeavour can be primarily achieved through recycling, so read on to learn about a few effective ways to ensure your demolition project is as environmentally friendly as possible.

Recycling aggregates from groundwork

Consider recycling any aggregate materials that result from demolition work, which includes sand, gravel, granite and concrete ballasts. There’s no reason why these should end up in landfill as they can be turned into asphalt, bound and unbound materials.

Recycling wiring

Building wires may contain copper, aluminium, silver alloy, gold or steel, which are all re-usable materials. The wire recycling market has grown significantly over the past few years, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find a local company that specialises in the recycling of wiring materials.

Switching to low emission vehicles and equipment

The equipment used in demolition projects is notorious for high level emissions, which can have a significant impact upon the environment. A way of mitigating the impact of demolition machinery is to use ultra-low sulphur diesel vehicles, which have the added benefit of being tax-exempt.

Recycling scrap metal

There can be literally tons of scrap metal left over following the completion of a demolition project so instead of treating scrap metal as waste, you could recycle it in accordance with the regulations laid out by the Environmental Agency. The safest way to do so is to hire the services of a specialist metal recycling company.

Here at Scrapco, we are that scrap metal recycling business, serving the London, Kent and Suffolk areas. We offer demolition companies comprehensive scrap metal collection services and are able to give you the best prices for your metal waste. We can also provide your business with large capacity skips designed to hold scrap metal, and collect them at no extra charge. Call or visit us today at any of our four locations and we will be happy to help you make your demolition project more environmentally friendly.

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