Waste prevention guides for construction projects

16 June 2020

The two guides below were produced for Zero Waste Scotland and their Resource Efficient Scotland Programme. Their purpose is to improve waste prevention on construction projects in Scotland, focusing on maximising re-use and promoting best practice.

Best practice guide

The guide provides specific advice on the prevention and reduction of waste as well as recycling of materials on construction sites and includes case studies.

Read the Best practice guide here.

Maximising re-use guide

This guide is to help increase the amount of materials re-used on construction sites in Scotland. The term ‘site won materials’ is used in this guide to describe wasted materials generated as a direct consequence of the works being undertaken on-site but which have the potential to be re-used.

Read the Maximising re-use guide here.