Wilson James is committed to the"Halving Waste to Landfill" WRAP initiative and have embraced good practice from across the industry to achieving this aim on all our projects, including:
- Preparing and implementing the Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP),
- Transporting waste/recycling material directly to processing plants on our own transport fleet, as Wilson James holds a Waste Transfer Licence,
- Using backloads on our Consolidation Centre trucks,
- Use of colour coded wheelie bins to segregate waste at source,
- Appointment of a licensed waste haulier to transport general waste materials to the relevant transfer station,
- Waste tracking to allow accurate reporting of the project's waste minimisation achievements,
- Close monitoring of the waste process on site to allow identification on non-compliance and implement swift remedy.
Additional waste reduction can be achieved via the use of a consolidation centre for all material handling and distribution to a project. Not only is unnecessary waste avoided by removing the hazard of damage or theft of materials stored onsite, but superfluous packaging can be avoided or at least removed and recycled before ever hitting the site. Other delivery consumables such as pallets, cable drums and stillages are collated and reused, reducing further the waste created during the construction process.
Wilson James has been recognised for its enthusiasm to the reduction of waste in winning the "Recycling Target Success" award, in partnership with our client AstraZeneca, at the National Recycling Awards in 2008 for our efforts in increasing the recycling rate on a large construction project in Macclesfield.