SITA Environmental Solutions , offers an affordable solution to reduce the environmental impacts of residential building activity with its Builders' Bins program.
With construction and demolition of buildings contributing up to 40% of all solid waste disposed of in Australian landfills - about eight million tonnes every year - SITA's Builders' Bins can reduce the waste to landfill though increased recycling and product reuse.
SITA's general manager Victoria, Daniel Fyfe, said the program appealed to builders, tradespeople and developers as it allowed them to increase their profitability and minimise harmful environmental impacts.
"The reaction to the program from builders, Councils and the community is excellent. SITA already has thousands of bins onsite and many others still on order."
The Builders' Bins benefits include:
* Onsite waste removal.
* Reduced public dumping.
* Litter reduction.
* Increase site safety.
* Reduced chemical run off.
* Improved aesthetics.
* Protected resources for recovery.
* Affordability funded by high productivity.
* Reduction in council policing and fines.
Initially endorsed by Keep Australia Beautiful Council of Victoria, SITA also received a $200,000 grant from EcoRecycle toward a sorting facility and was a Finalist in the Premier's 2004 Business Sustainability Awards.
Clean building sites are good for the environment and good for business (building productivity and profitability).