ISG and SPIE Matthew Hall used segregation to reduce waste going to landfill at 26-storey building.

In order to fulfil their sustainability targets, the principle contractors ISG and SPIE Matthew Hall set out to reduce the amount of waste generated from new fit out and infrastructure materials going to landfill. The option chosen was strict segregation at source for transport directly to various waste transfer stations. Plasterboard, timber, inert (brick, tiles, hardcore), cardboard and metal is collected and then processed for re-use and recycling. General waste is transported for further segregation and the superfluous matter is incinerated to generate power. Off-cuts of unistrut are collected in a central area rather than going into the metal skip, for re-use by all trades.

Key points

• Early consideration and establishment of the Site Waste Management Plan to establish the controls from the start of works.
• Continuous employee engagement, training and labour resource essential for site segregation to be effective.
• Cost and environmental benefits both achieved by pro-actively managing all waste streams.

Principle contractors: ISG and SPIE Matthew Hall