Construction waste is unavoidable on any site, whether it’s for building or demolition. What you do with construction and building waste, including any steps you take to reduce the amount your operations produce, is important as part of your construction waste, Master Building Demolition is responsible for the storage, removal, and disposal of all construction waste generated during your activities. It’s therefore essential you understand the proper processes to follow for all types of building waste you create. Master Building Demolition helps protect human health, the environment, and ensure waste is managed safely and legally.
The construction industry produces various types of waste. These can be grouped into three main categories:
Inert waste – includes material such as concrete, asphalt, bricks, stones, and soil. It makes up most of the construction, demolition, and excavation waste. It’s not chemically or biologically reactive and will not decompose, so shouldn’t go to landfill.
Non-hazardous waste – any waste that doesn’t cause harm to human health or the environment. This includes plastic recycling, glass waste, and metal waste.
Hazardous waste – waste that may be harmful to human health, such as asbestos, which falls under other the Control of Asbestos Regulations the COSHH Regulations, and the Control of Lead at Work Regulations (2002). Hazardous waste types require specialist handling like Master Building Demolition.