Tips for recycling construction waste in Africa

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Construction waste in Africa  is rarely accounted for. On the contrary, in developed nations such as United States construction waste accounts for about one third of all refuse nationwide.

However, sensitizing people on how to utilize construction waste in Africa can go a long way to helping the situation.

Even if you are starting from a Greenfield site, construction waste will always occur.

Some materials even lead to a negative impact on health and the environment if they are simply disposed of as landfill.

For example, lead in contact with water makes the water toxic. Plasterboard in landfills releases hydrogen sulfide, which is a poisonous gas.

Here we find out top 3  tips for recycling construction waste.

Build It Back Into the New Building
After completing your construction project the remains can be integrated to make up a new building or a new building site.

The process of cycling the materials can be made in a natural way some others can be used in remodeling projects, walls are not necessarily demolished

Locate Your Local Recycling Center
The key word here is local. If it takes too much time, effort, and gas to transport construction waste for recycling, look for another solution (like avoiding waste instead). If the recycling center is close enough, find out what they take and when they open. Then add necessary trips to your overall construction schedule and planning to minimize overall impact. Take waste to the recycling center on the way out when you go to fetch new building materials, for instance.

Practice Deconstruction Instead of Demolition
As a constructor when trying to come up with a new site or coming up with another project instead of demolition do destruction so that the existing materials can be used in your new site.
This will reduce your tax and reduce the cost of the client who wants to uplift his project.
Calculate the Savings

There is no doubt that recycling construction materials cuts costs. Recycling construction waste in Africa is the only way of boosting profitability in African construction industry.