The ODA revealed last week that the Olympic Park is 24% clear, two months before it is due take control of the entire site.
Contractors Morrison and Nuttall have been demolishing properties and clearing vegetation as and when the ODA has taken possession of parcels of land within the East London site.
Full ownership of the site will pass to the ODA in July following the completion of a compulsory purchase order. This will mark the start of the race to get the site clean and clear, ready for construction next summer.
So far, Nuttall and Morrison are beating their 90% recycling targets for the demolition waste and spoil their work creates, reusing 95% of all material on site, says the ODA.
'They are recovering some amazing material, like old London stock brick, which they are cleaning up and reusing. We are also saving a lot of timber. Timber from trees we had to cut down will be reused on the riverbanks.' According to ODA estimates last month, the recovered material included 9,741 tonnes of crushed brick and concrete, 10 tonnes of London stock bricks and 2t of roong tiles.