Reducing your landfill contribution during your home renovations

Reducing your landfill contribution during your home renovations

Today, more and more people are aware of the importance of protecting the environment and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. Most households now routinely recycle. But when it comes to big projects, like home renovations, it can be easy to let standards slip.

Here is some helpful advice on how to reduce your landfill contribution during your home renovations.

Book a skip from an environmentally-friendly company

Home extensions and remodelling projects produce a lot of waste, both during the preparation phase and the actual work itself. Choosing a skip hire and waste management company that not only sorts and recycles rubbish but turns your waste into green energy will help your project remain environmentally-friendly.

Sort before you skip

Don’t be too ruthless with the waste that’s generated from your home renovation. Before skipping it, consider whether anything can be sold or salvaged. If it can be recycled, it can go in the skip for recycling by Rabbit, including soil and hardcore.

Recycling your home renovation waste

Once skipped and collected, the waste from your kitchen refit or home build goes through Rabbit’s materials recovery facility to remove all recyclable materials. Soil, bricks and hardcore go to the construction and aggregate industries. Metals go to metal merchants and plastics go to specialist plastic pre-processors. The remaining non-recyclable materials are finely shredded and screened to remove any additional metals before going to Rabbit’s onsite Energy from Waste Facility. Here waste is burned to generate super-heated steam that drives high-pressure turbines, generating up to 5 megawatts of green electricity. Even the ash produced is recycled into aggregate.

Near-zero contribution to landfill

Rabbit’s Energy from Waste plant diverts over 60,000 tonnes of waste per year away from landfill. What’s more, sufficient and sustainable green electricity is being generated for approximately 8,000 homes every year.

Find out how Rabbit Group’s skip hire and waste management services can make your home renovation greener by contacting us now on 01903 762020 or info@rabbitgroup.co.uk

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