Reducing waste is good for reducing environmental, financial and social/community impacts.
Conserve space in existing landfills and cleanfills and reduce the need for future landfills and cleanfills.
Reduce pollution and energy consumption associated with the manufacture of new materials.
For destructive demolition, reduce other impacts (noise, dust and traffic) on surrounding properties and streets.
For construction, more efficient use of products means reduced costs of purchasing new materials.
Improve work efficiencies through accurate detailed design, a focus on reducing rework, temporary works and mistakes.
Reduce waste disposal costs.
For demolition, earn revenue from salvaged building parts and recycled materials. Use our REBRI Resource routing calculator to calculate whether it is economic to dispose to landfill or recycle a material.
Win contracts for projects that specify waste reduction procedures.
Improve productivity of staff.
Minimise the effect of hazardous or nuisance wastes on the community.
Innovation and challenges (for example, the training and skills required for deconstruction) can help to attract and retain employees who are keen to develop skills.
A high level of client satisfaction could enhance your company's image and encourage repeat business.
Improve site safety through better waste management.
For demolition, reduce risks from hazardous materials due to more careful dismantling techniques and correct removal and disposal (e.g. asbestos).