Waste Success at Angle Peninsula Primary School

The third Enabling Zero Waste project for WRW construction, is progressing well at Angle Peninsula Primary School in Pembrokeshire. The project has involved the construction of a new-build primary school, whilst working towards the aims of the Enabling Zero Waste Initiative.

The third Enabling Zero Waste project for WRW construction is progressing well at Angle Peninsula Primary School in Pembrokeshire. The project has involved the construction of a new-build primary school, whilst working towards the aims of the Enabling Zero Waste Initiative.

WRW commenced works in October 2016 with completion expected, in readiness for occupation, in January 2018.

Several best practice waste management initiatives have been implemented at the site, including;

  • Canteen waste segregation and collections
  • A strong emphasis on reuse practices including plywood, timbers and soils
  • Take back schemes
  • Waste segregation at source and;
  • An underordering strategy

As a result, minimal quantities of waste have been produced during the build. The overordering of materials is often a frequent issue within the construction industry. The strategy used at Angle Peninsula Primary School ensures that materials needed for the project are ordered in smaller quantities and are constantly monitored and reassessed to ensure that only the correct amounts are purchased. If there are any overordered items, these are either sent back to suppliers, used on other WRW projects or sent to WRW central stores.

As part of CEW's Enabling Zero Waste initiative, each project is provided with a bespoke and tailored package of assistance, to best promote and adopt the zero waste practices necessary in the Welsh construction industry to achieve the targets and goals of the Welsh Government's waste strategy document Towards Zero Waste. For more information please visit www.cewales.org.uk/enablingzerowaste,, follow @EZWaste_wales or call 02920 493322 to speak to a member of the team.