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Top waste- saving tips:

Design schemes to minimise the need for disposal of surplus soil by incorporating its use in landscaping

Standardise designs so that formwork and falsework can be re-used.

Incorporate materials from demolition on site into the permanent works.

Write contracts that take account of any special programming requirements needed to use reclaimed materials.

Consider what design variations could arise and try to make the original design flexible enough to accommodate them.

Prepare an asset register with details of what materials were used and instructions on how to dismantle.

Appoint a waste manager to take responsibility for waste segregation and proper storage.

Make subcontractors financially responsible for their own waste.

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