Saving on waste disposal - through waste segregation in construction

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This timber waste management case study focuses on construction company Simons Group. Formed in 1944, the group is one of the largest contractors in the country.

Over a three-year period, total waste, total cost of waste and waste to landfill at their head office was reduced by 73%, 76% and 87% respectively.

This research information sheet looks at the methods introduced by Simons Group that led to the reduction in waste, as well as what other businesses can do to improve their own green credentials.


  • The achievement
  • Background
  • Approach to the wood waste problem
  • Construction the waste and segregation
  • Table 1: Breakdown of construction waste composition

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