building site waste Articles

  • Plasterboard waste recovery from smaller building sites

    Most methods for recovering waste plasterboard from construction sites rely on it being segregated on site into adedicated collection container, such as a skip, bin or bags.  This can be difficult for smaller building sites where spacefor these containers may be limited, and the quantities of plasterboard waste are small thus reducing the costeffectiveness of recovery. However, many small ...

  • Building and breaking a bridge of trust in a Superfund site remediation

    Trust is widely recognised as a key variable in perceptions and decision-making about environmental risks. However, most considerations of trust treat it as a simple two-agent relationship. Based on an analysis of a contaminated site cleanup in New Jersey, we identify a more complex construction of trust formed between multiple stakeholders. We refer to this construction as 'bridging'. In the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Best soil management practices for Washington building sites

    The Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC), which started the Soils for Salmon project in 1999, launched a new website, and a “Building Soil” outreach campaign to change standard building practices. The mission is to help builders and developers preserve and restore native soil on building sites, using compost. These soil “best management practices” (BMPs) will soon be required by local ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Reducing and recycling plasterboard waste on a site where space is a constraint

    Developments in major city centres can often have space constraints, which limit the space available for material delivery, on site construction and waste collection. Due to the location there can also be increased demands forefficient transportation of materials and waste.  Early consideration of plasterboard waste prevention, minimisation and management can contribute to efficient site ...

  • Solid waste management project in the building industry: analysing existing proposals

    Construction waste (CW) has become a world concern resulting in different problems associated with its massive production and inappropriate disposal. As a result, there are negative impacts on environmental and social issues in urban areas. Therefore it is of utmost importance that firms develop building industry solid waste management projects on their building sites in order to combat this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • NIMBY and building local political support

    “Proposed Landfill Project Derailed”; “Landfill Expansion Turned Down”; “Price Break Denied For Haulers Dumping Local Trash”; “Recycling Proposal Unanimously Rejected.” These are just some of the headlines the solid waste industry has seen recently. Across the country and abroad, well-planned waste projects are being denied at an alarming rate. ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Building an education campaign

    Hillsborough County is one of the largest communities in Florida. The County has more than one million residents, 240,000 households and covers more than 1,000 square miles of land. Yet, participation in curbside recycling was relatively low and tonnages had remained flat over the last four years. In the summer of 2009, the County Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) partnered with the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Case Study: City of Torrance - Building 12

    Ellis identified lead contamination on pavement and soils in the city maintenance yard adjacent to this multi-use recreational facility. The contaminant was traced to the buildings' former use as a military storage bunker. Working quickly, Ellis designed and managed the abatement and demolition of 2 buildings at the site, insuring that all lead-contaminated waste was properly contained, ...

  • Waste not, want not

    New CDE sand washing plant produces high-quality building materials from 50-year-old waste in Estonia’s capital,Talinn Estonian company Paekivitoodete Tehase (Limestone Products) have recently purchased a CDE sand washing plant to process a material that had previously been stockpiled as waste because of its high clay content. As a result, this same material is now being sold to the ...


    By CDEnviro

  • At Freedom Bay, They`re Free to Build

    In Portsmouth, Rhode Island, developers are moving full speed ahead at Freedom Bay – a residential development of luxury townhouses serving the burgeoning over 55 population. It is one of many such communities springing up across the country. Freedom Bay’s approach to waste water treatment, on the other hand, is not as common. This planned development sits at the edge of protected ...


    By Kaeser Kompressoren GmbH

  • Global Site Decommissioning - Case Study

    Challenge: A global oil and gas company required final decommissioning at a former terminal and blending facility that had been idle for almost a decade. The 2.5 acre site, located in South Africa, required the removal of all above and below ground structures, underground utilities, process equipment, buildings, concrete slabs and foundations. The objective of ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Home, Sweet Wastewater Building

    How can a wastewater treatment plant embedded into a neighborhood not use much landmass and be environmentally friendly and user-friendly all at the same time? One system aims to do all of the above. Why should a wastewater treatment plant always have to look like, well, a wastewater treatment plant?  A visual trip through project files of Aqueonics Inc., based in Greenville, SC, reveals photos ...


    By Aqueonics, Inc.

  • Building Farm And Food Scrap Digesters

    In the past several weeks, we received invitations to two ribbon cuttings for newly installed farm-based digesters — one at a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and another at a swine operation in North Carolina. We also received a press release from the University of California, Davis, about its new food scraps digester on campus. And then there were a few new projects that we had been ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero Waste - Zero Waste - Zero Waste

    The Planning Group of the Zero waste International Alliance defines zero waste as: “Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for other use.” I recently posted this question on ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Pump Your Waste with Kingspan Klargester

    If your project is among the 1.5 million homes and properties in the UK that cannot connect to the main sewer, what should you do? First, the 2010 Building Regulations recommends that a site visit is carried out by a suitably qualified expert before the preferred treatment option is decided upon. Kingspan Klargester product experts will provide that service totally free of charge.  And ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • Building a lower carbon construction industry

    Dominic Burbidge, Senior Client Manager Carbon Trust Advisory takes a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, use and demolition of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • The Modular Building Construction Process: A 5-Step Guide

    Many people are turning to modular buildings as an affordable and efficient space solution. Since they are built off-site in sections, they make it easier for people to get into their building quickly while other aspects are being built around them. They can be used for permanent, long-term, or temporary facilities, making them a popular choice for classrooms, administrative offices, military ...


    By Satellite Shelters, Inc.

  • Building Sustainable Sanitation Systems

    A low cost system of resource management such as composting toilets is helping to mitigate many of Haiti’s social and ecological challenges. The Caribbean Republic of Haiti — the poorest, most environmentally degraded country in the Western Hemisphere with a population of about 10 million — is a case study in forestry and soil fertility mismanagement. A colonial ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mining Waste, more than just camp waste - Case Study

    Mineral extraction adopts the very latest technology and operational methods and the waste aspect is a high agenda item that Inciner8 solves within mining compounds. Uncluttered, efficient operations with active heavy plant and machinery demand that waste solutions are present to clear, clean and deliver a consistent solution in many 24x7x365 mining operations. The onsite waste build-up ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • What a waste!

    Having worked on putting into place effective waste management systems in the middle of the Sahara desert, once again I am left in despair at poor precedents in the UK.I did the Great North Run this year, and was amazed at the amount of rubbish that was left for the local council to collect. I also attended the RWM waste and recycling show in Birmingham to promote zero waste, and how to achieve ...


    By Ive Design

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