Construction waste remains one of the housing sector’s most significant environmental impacts. Persimmon is committed to monitoring, managing and minimising waste from all our development sites.
In 2016, the amount of waste produced per home completed increased slightly to 6.6 tonnes (2015: 6.3 tonnes). However, we increased the amount of waste we recycled to 93% (2015: 92%). Over recent years segregation of general construction waste at recycling plants has become more efficient. This has enabled us to reduce the number of separate skips we require on site, freeing up space and decreasing the associated fuel and greenhouse gas impacts associated with their transportation. All of our development sites have processes in place to maximise the reuse, recycling and recovery of construction, demolition and excavation waste.
Waste generated (tonnes) per home sold and percentage recycled