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How To Minimise Waste During A Renovation

Aug 14, 2018

Melbourne is abundant with home improvement activity. Waste generated from construction and demolition projects across Australia accounts for almost one-third of the country’s annual waste. We’re talking figures in the mega-tonnes. Around 35% of this, or 7 million tonnes, ends up in landfills, creating space issues and polluting the environment.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with wanting to improve, update or refresh your homes, but there is a way to reduce the impact of waste generated from these renovation projects.

A waste management plan

Discuss implementing a waste management plan with your site manager and builders to ensure everybody is on the same page. Find out if a local waste management company will deliver skips to your site, collect the waste, sort it into different types and then deliver it to the appropriate places for recycling.

This is an essential service. Recycling efforts, no matter how big or small, help the nation to reduce its environmental impact and stretch our resources for a more sustainable future. But effective recycling of hard waste requires advanced technology. 

Minimise waste

“Measure twice, cut once” is definitely a term that can be applied to renovating. Ensuring all of your measurements have been thoroughly checked before ordering and cutting will mean no material, or time is wasted. 

Reuse and recycle

Recycling and reusing can actually save you a lot of money on your renovations. Sites like Gumtree and eBay have second-hand appliances, furniture and even building materials available to purchase at discounted prices. You can even sell your leftover materials and recuperate some of your renovation costs.

WM Waste knows how to maximise the recycling of collected waste, and we take care of the entire waste management process for you. We supply a range of skips for light and mixed waste, heavy or concrete waste and dirt or green waste. Hiring these skips is easy and affordable.

We collect your rubbish and transport it to a sorting facility where advanced technology can create a recycling rate of up to 95%. Doesn’t it feel good to know that your rubbish can be reduced, reused and recycled?

For effective rubbish removal in Melbourne, contact WM Waste for a waste management plan and solution that will clear a space for your home renovation projects and ensure that any environmental impact is reduced as much as possible.

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