Construction and Demolition Waste

The construction and demolition sector is the largest producer of controlled waste in Wales (EAW Survey 2005) and has the greatest ecological footprint.

The construction and demolition sector is the largest producer of controlled waste in Wales (EAW Survey 2005) and has the greatest ecological footprint.  The Welsh Government in its strategy Towards Zero Waste has established targets for achieving zero waste by 2050 for all sectors, for the construction sector this will require a reduction in waste arisings of 1.4% year on year (approximately 75,000 tonnes each year from 2007 to 2050).

Since 2008, CEW has diverted in excess of 365,000 tonnes of waste from landfill with a return on investment of £7.11 per £1 of grant received.   

Constructing Excellence in Wales’ delivery plan is divided into two themes:

  • Increasing materials resource efficiency
  • Improving evidence

Our key priorities are to:

  • work with the industry to reduce waste arisings from current and future construction
  • encourage innovation and opportunities for resource efficiency, reuse and high quality recycling
  • increase and improve the quality of data to support the development of a more resource efficient construction industry 

Actions within this programme area include:

Actions within this programme include: