Waste Management

Purdy Contracts ensures good Site Waste Management Practices are maintained by:

  • Ordering the amount of materials needed as accurately as possible;
  • Arrange 'just in time' deliveries to reduce storage and material losses;
  • Consider the source of materials (Is the company certified with environmental standards? Quality materials and recycled materials may prove cheaper).
  • Considering the packaging used for materials delivered to the site
  • Ensuring that deliveries are rejected if damaged or incomplete
  • Making sure storage areas are safe, secure and weatherproof (where required)
  • Storing liquids away from drains, burns and in bonded areas to prevent pollution.
  • Ensuring options for the use of reclaimed and recycled construction materials that meet the materials specification are considered.
  • Recycling suitable spoil, demolition materials, prunings, and surplus construction material arising from the works on site to avoid the need to transport materials.
  • Keeping the site tidy to reduce material losses and waste.
  • Promoting good practice awareness as part of health and safety induction / training for workers onsite.
  • Segregating different types of waste as they are generated using different skips where possible (given the space available). Where space permits at a minimum there will be skips for wood, inert and mixed materials, if there is a shortage of space and not enough room for multiple skips get a licensed waste management company to deal with waste.
  • Promoting energy saving tips and recycling schemes to local residents when onsite.


At Purdy Contracts head office, energy minimisation and recycling of paper waste is actively pursued by:

  • Minimising the use of paper and reducing the use of the postal service by the use of email for document exchange
  • The company purchases recycled consumables where possible (e.g. copy paper, post-its etc).
  • The company reduces energy consumption by switching off computer systems and all unnecessary electrical equipment at night and at weekends.