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Recycling cuts builders' costs

By John McKennaRecycling has reduced builders costs by 60% in the refurbishment of 1,400 homes in Reading. Removed windows, doors and sinks were segregated into separate skips for plastic, metal and glass and then sold to reprocessors.Diverting the waste from landfill meant gate fees and Landfill Tax were much lower, while the use of six segregated skips rather than a couple taking mixed waste allowed skip pick-ups to be made less often. Environmental ...