Ward SP encourages industry to take a sustainable approach to demolition recycling

Ward Special Projects (SP), part of Ward, the Derbyshire-based metal and waste recycling specialist is encouraging the demolition industry to take a sustainable approach in its waste management and recycling processes.

David Ward Jnr, who heads up Ward SP said: “In the UK the construction and demolition sector is the largest single contributor of waste materials annually, responsible for generating an estimated 120 million tonnes of waste every year, that’s approximately one third of the total waste in the UK.”

As a major generator, consumer and producer of waste, the construction and demolition industry is increasingly targeted to find ways of incorporating waste management into demolition processes to meet environmental targets and contribute to improved sustainability. That’s why Ward SP provides a full-service waste management partnership with demolition clients large and small.

Currently Ward SP is removing circ 1,000 tonnes of asbestos per week from the decommissioned cooling towers at Ironbridge Power Station in Shropshire. This project is indicative of the collaborative works Ward SP undertakes on behalf of customers, local communities and the Environmental Agency.

David added: “We invest millions of pounds annually in new equipment and technology to support the needs of our demolition clients aiming to make the storage, segregation and safe removal of waste as efficient as it can be to maximise recycling capability and safely disposing of or treating any hazardous waste.”

For more information on demolition waste recycling from Ward SP visit https://www.ward.com/sectors/demolition/ or contact our team on 0345 337 0000.