How Do You Make The Construction Process Sustainable?

The demand for green commercial construction is increasing as construction companies find more ways to reduce expenses. Energy-efficient construction machines, green building materials and energy savings on utility bills are some popular aspects to make a construction site eco-friendly. However, we must always remember that green construction starts from the ground up. Sustainable construction practices begin with the builders themselves.

Pre-Build Phase

Before starting the building process, it’s wise to discuss the materials to be used in your project. Consider whether the materials have been sourced locally or if they are renewed materials form a previous project. You can also discuss if they are recyclable and where they can be re-used in future projects.

If you are able to discuss these things before building the structure, your team can follow an eco-friendly design that benefits green infrastructures in the long run. It will also benefit other construction projects as you will not need to obtain new raw materials at an expensive cost since you can recycle old ones.   

Building Proper

Once the building starts, make sure that no energy from your construction machines is wasted. Many heavy construction machines can be overworked or overused, which can lead to wasting energy rather than it being used efficiently. Efficiency also covers cost. If your machines are operating unnecessarily during downtime, you may incur a greater fuel cost in your overall expenses. Consider using electricity or solar powered machines so that you can be confident that your site limits its harmful emissions. 

Post-Build Phase

After the construction phase, you will have to deal with all the waste produced during the building proper. Make sure your team isn’t just tossing all waste into one area and then hauling it away. Construction waste that can be reused and recycled come in many forms. Consider working with a waste management company that prioritises sustainability in the construction site.

Call Grasshopper 

Need a rubbish bin for your construction site? Grasshopper can help. We offer a range of rubbish bins for hire in Sydney that is available in various sizes. We are a top provider of rubbish in hire services in Sydney and the Blue Mountain region. Our three decades of experience serving Sydney’s construction, demolition, commercial and industrial sectors enables us to offer total waste management solutions at a competitive price. Whether you need a one-off rubbish bin hire service or want to hire us as your official partner in waste disposable, we will gladly be at your service.

As we have worked with many industries, we are ready to handle many types of waste disposal challenges on your construction site. When you hire us, we will adjust our capabilities to deliver an eco-friendly rubbish bin hire service. We’ll help you separate recyclable and reusable waste, which prevents contamination and improves your waste diversion rates. Our team is skilled in many types of waste data reporting and has helped many construction managers achieve Green Star accreditation for their construction site. With our help, you can be confident that your construction waste will go to the proper recycling centres and disposal areas.

Call 1300 147 277 to enquire about our services.

Why Choose Grasshopper for Your Waste Management Needs

Since the early ’80s, Grasshopper has delivered excellent waste management services, including environmental reporting, in a timely manner for on-site efficiency.

Here are some reasons why your business should partner with Grasshopper for your waste management needs:

Our vast experience in the industry makes us an ethical and reliable partner

Grasshopper has more than three decades of experience in fulfilling Sydney’s waste management needs. We are also one of Sydney’s most ethical waste management businesses. Our organisation’s goal is to save waste from the landfill by recycling materials. Because we respect and value the environment, we strive to recycle as much plastic, metal, cardboard and glass as possible. We are committed to responsible operations, consistently follow industry regulations, and operate our business in a way that is beneficial to people and the environment. Over the years, we have developed systems for best practice when handling and disposing of various types of waste.

Because we value transparency, we provide comprehensive reports that monitor our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of waste management. We make sure that the documentation covers the waste sources, the contents of the skips, the amount of rubbish collected and how much material is redirected from the landfills.

We provide personal and responsive service to our clients

Projects commence with us studying our clients’ needs and crafting an efficient waste management plan for them. We keep open communication lines with our customers, making sure that they know the details of our strategy and address any concerns they have. We continuously assess and adapt our waste disposal operations to offer our clients better services. We provide our clients with industry-leading vehicles and facilities ideal for handling waste efficiently and safely.

We have the capacity for any project

We specialise in waste disposal practices for a range of markets. Our clients include companies from the industrial and commercial sectors. We meet the demands of the construction and demolition industries, warehouses, nursing homes and strata management companies. Our teams have the expertise to sort out any waste management needs that our clients require.

Recently we partnered with the New Strathfield Rail Underpass (NSRU) Alliance for an underpass construction project. The project was part of a joint Commonwealth and NSW Government endeavour. Because it was a government initiative, the NSRU Alliance was required to adhere to strict environmental standards, including the requirement for over 80 per cent of construction waste to be recycled.

The NSRU Alliance wanted to deal with an Australian-owned company that had an excellent track record for environmental responsibility. One of their environmental engineers inspected our facility to confirm that we handled waste responsibly and had the capacity to recycle on a large scale. We fit the bill.

Construction of the underpass was a huge project. Waste collection points were spread across eight separate sites over 3 kilometres. Because the area was in a residential area, we worked closely with the Alliance’s traffic management team to ensure that our deliveries and removals happened within a specific window of time. We utilised the Alliance’s communication tools to integrate seamlessly into the project.

Grasshopper provides excellent waste management services for your business

We specialise in demolition waste disposal for businesses in Sydney and across Australia. You can trust us to go over and beyond what you expect.

If you’d like to learn more about our services, contact us today on 1300 147 277.

Working Towards Sydney’s 2030 Zero Waste Target

On 28 August, 23 out of 96 members of megacity network C40 signed the organisation’s Advancing Towards Zero Waste Declaration. One of those cities was Sydney.

Aside from supporting C40’s global aim of ensuring a healthier more sustainable future, the city council’s move strengthens Sydney’s goal of reducing generated waste and the amount of waste sent to landfills by 2030.

There is a huge focus on managing the residential and commercial sectors’ waste, but the pressure is higher for the construction and demolition sector.

By 2021, waste producers and waste operators in the local government area (LGA) are expected to help the city in its aim to divert 80% of construction and demolition waste from landfills. This target is 10% higher compared to the set marker for residents and businesses in LGAs.

By 2030, the target is raised to 90% for all sectors.

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