Waste Recycling & Salvage
Waste Minimisation – Green Star Compliance
In conjunction with ResourceCo, we have adopted a 0% waste target for our company operations and are continuously refining our methods of demolition and waste processing to achieve this goal.
As a management and assessment protocol, McMahon Services have adopted the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) Green Star system as a measurement system to monitor our performance.
McMahon Services is conversant with the Green Star system with high profile projects at the City Central Precinct and the VS1-SA Water projects showing recycled outcomes upwards of 99%. These results are outstanding and confirm McMahon Services’ commitment to environmental best practice and sustainable development. The results have also met the audit requirement of the Green Building Council of Australia and have allowed our clients to claim bonus points under the system.
A project specific tracking system is used to track all material removed from site as part of the demolition process. It identifies the destination of the waste and detail what processing procedures the waste will be subject to. The system then details the form and quantities that the waste will be recycled into and identifies the end users of the recycled product on a monthly basis.
The demolished materials are then sorted on-site into four main categories; salvage items, mixed waste, ferrous metal and non- ferrous metals, and concrete and masonry.
The next step is to transport the materials from site to processing into reusable products, diverting materials from land fill.
ResourceCo then carry out the processing of mixed waste, concrete and masonry materials.
The Environmental Management Plan forms the basis of our Site Management Plan and is reflected in our Risk Assessments and Job Safety Analysis for the works.
This system is fully compliant with our ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and Section 4 of the NSW Environmental Management system Guidelines (1988).