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Preventing waste in construction

Reduce your waste with our range of tools and guides tailored to those involved in construction – from designers and contractors to clients and customers

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Construction generated a crushing 5m tonnes of waste (in 2016 alone). Making it Scotland's biggest waste producer.


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What we can do

We can take you through every stage of the construction process, providing on-site evaluations, support to construct a business case and access loans, training, workshops, and much, much more.

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Find out more about our free consultation service


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Our tools

Our range of free guides, tools, templates and expert support can help both buyer and builder address issues such as:


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Procurement of materials

Prevention is always better than cure, so use our resources to source sustainable materials in the most energy-efficient way


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Designing out waste 

Build in energy-efficiency, replaceable components and flexible layouts to all your plans



Measuring, monitoring and reducing waste 

Use our Site Waste Management Plan to evaluate your waste and identify opportunities to reduce it


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Re-using materials 

Our Construction Materials Exchange is a free service that enables you to exchange materials you don't need for ones you do

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Procuring resource efficient construction projects

This online interactive guide aims to support clients (public and private) and contractors to enhance waste reduction, re-use, and recycling through design and resource efficiency.

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Grant funding for waste prevention

Waste Prevention Implementation Fund – designed to help you introduce measures to tackle waste at source, we can advise and support applications for funding. 

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