Sustainability on site

Whether you're concerned about sustainability and climate change, or just like to feel you're doing your bit for the environment, there is no better place to start than the site you're working on and how you go about clearing the rubbish on a daily basis. Without checking the ins and outs of recycling, sometimes we can do more harm than good unless we're fully clued up on the dos and don'ts.

If you're working on a home renovation job, then it might be good to know the following can all be recycled too.

  • Electric cookers and ovens
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Window glass
  • Furniture

Managing waste on site will contribute towards an overall cleaner and safer site by encouraging workers to think about where they are placing their waste. Sites with good waste management practices often see a reduction in accidents resulting from materials and waste left in inappropriate places and less site litter.

As well as looking at being sustainable and the effect of recycling on the world around us, there are also many financial benefits such as;

  • Limit the amount of materials you have leftover materials and you'll reduce the amount you spend on materials you won't use.
  • Keeping a lot of waste on site costs money to store
  • The more waste you have, the more man power you need to remove it resulting in higher labour costs.

We have a scheme in every James Burrell branch which means when you buy a new electrical item from us, we will recycle your old one* free of charge. Everything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled and turned into something else.