Housebuilder meets WRAP landfill target one year early

Taylor Wimpey said it had reduced its construction waste by 53%, exceeding its Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) commitment to halve landfill by December 2012.

Ed Woods, Taylor Wimpey’s health, safety and environment director, said the firm had enacted a waste and resources strategy that placed an even greater focus on resource efficiency, training, and incentives linked to waste.

He said the move had allowed it to cut 2011 construction waste by more than 50% against the 2007 baseline.

“This is a fantastic achievement by the business over a period of difficult economic times in an area where commercial drivers and sustainability performance meet,” he said.

WRAP director Richard Swannell said the company’s approach to better resource use and waste management was “an excellent example” of how organisations across the construction sector were “realising tangible benefits through resource-efficiency measures”.