Construction company Warings will have all wood waste collected from the sites of its new £47 million contract to build 12 residential care homes in West Sussex. The PFI project is due to run for just under four years.
The partnership with the Brighton and Hove Wood Recycling Project - part of the National Community Wood Recycling Project network - is a pilot scheme for wood recycling within the company. If successful, Warings plan to roll-out wood waste recycling to other building projects.
Wood waste recycling is one of a number of environmental initiatives the company has implemented as part of a wider scheme to be more environmentally conscious.
Warings senior contracts manager Mike McLean said: "I am thrilled that by joining this scheme - which costs us no more than traditional forms of waste disposal - we are making a contribution towards a cleaner healthier environment."
The company said the scheme had been very easy to implement and it seemed illogical why other construction companies didn't do the same.
McLean said: "I believe that more construction companies could, and should, improve the ways in which they deal with waste." The workforce was fully behind the scheme a Warings spokesperson added.
The company have been recycling paper, broken mobile phones, PCs and empty print cartridges within their offices for about five years.