Waste recovery case study: Hospital new build, Leeds
This case study describes the potential of improving overall waste recovery rates in the new hospital development in Leeds. A 69% recovery rate is achievable through the implementation of good and best practices.
This case study reviews a 12-storey, reinforced concrete frame construction during the structural, internal and fit-out phases. It identified that waste recovery rates were significantly higher than standard industry practice for most of the waste streams. Good practice was achieved for plasterboard and timber wastes and exceeded for packaging waste.
The case study includes:
background information on quick wins materials;
the benefits of implementing good and best practice recovery;
details on the site waste management practices implemented on this project such as waste segregation at the waste transfer station to achieve the 62% recovery rate; and
the potential of increasing the recovery rates from 62% to 69% if miscellaneous and metal wastes were recovered.
Overall, 62% recovery of waste materials was achieved.