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Fight the war on waste with aluminium warehouse buildings

With the Government’s recent announcement on Mandatory Carbon Reporting commencing next year for all listed companies, it’s clear that environmental regulations are going to keep tightening. One way to start reducing your business waste is to bring waste management programmes in-house and an ideal way to trial this is by hiring an aluminium warehouse building.

With the Government’s recent announcement on Mandatory Carbon Reporting commencing next year for all listed companies, it’s clear that environmental regulations are going to keep tightening. Quite right too if it’s going to help preserve planet earth and all its inhabitants, but in the short term it can be a challenge for businesses, particularly when surviving the fragile economy is top of many agendas.

Bringing waste processing programmes in-house is one way businesses can reduce their landfill as well as costs. Such programmes could be trialled on one site and then rolled out to other divisions with waste collections incorporated into delivery and collection timetables and brought back to the central recycling hub.

For a successful and conclusive trial to take place a new temporary warehouse building facility on site would probably be needed. This may put people off straight away due to lack of space, funds and time but there are temporary facilities that can solve all these problems relatively simply and affordably.

Aluminium framed warehouse buildings can be installed quickly and easy on-site and hired for as long as needed. Rental can be incorporated into monthly budgets and if the building is dismantled at the end of the trial it will leave little evidence of its existence freeing up the space once more. If the building proves it’s worth it can be purchased and used as an alternative to a permanent structure.

For waste processing the key criteria for a warehouse building would be enough height to accommodate an auto baler. The specification from then on could be relatively simple with non-insulated cladding or even a canopy structure. All of this would keep costs down and enable the trial to run for as long as needed so conclusive and accurate results can be achieved.

Travis Perkins recently installed an aluminium warehouse building on one of their sites for this purpose. Not only did they reduce their landfill tax and third party costs by cancelling waste management services but income was generated by selling their waste on. Read more here about how they did it.