Green Series: Recycling, Repurposing and Reusing Construction Waste

Jun 23, 2020

Pilbara Sheds is dedicated to providing a sustainable world for all future generations of Western Australian’s to enjoy. We work extremely hard to implement as many small and manageable sustainable practices into our business culture to ensure we are doing our part for the earth.

Over the next few months our blog is turning green. We are going to go through some of the very important sustainability practices we have in place not only to ensure our customers that we are doing our best, but to also inspire other businesses in the local Pilbara community to implement some similar practices. As an individual company we may not be able to change the world, but together as an industry we can make an impact.


The Impact of Construction Waste on our Environment

According to the Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, “building materials account for about half of all materials used and about half of the solid waste generated worldwide”. This means there is a substantial opportunity for any business that falls within the building or construction sectors to be able to reduce our waste and work towards a more sustainable future. As the leading provider of Sheds, Carports and Patios within the Pilbara region, we consider it our duty to do our part in reducing the impact of construction waste. 


Simple Recycling

Where possible the Pilbara Shed team always works hard to ensure we recycle our office materials. Whether it’s paper, cardboard or ink cartridges in the office, or scrap metal when attending a job our aim is to minimise the amount of materials we use that will end up in a landfill. Some simple recycling practices we have put into place include:

  • Sending coffee pods to be recycled. There are a few Nespresso recycling points throughout the Pilbara and Nespresso also offers recycling pods via Australia Post.
  • Recycling small batteries. This can be done through BatteryWorld and Aldi Supermarkets.
  • Ensuring all leftover scrap metal is properly recycled where possible.

For more information regarding recycling, check out the Recycling Near You website for recycling locations and other recycling tips. 


Repurposing and Reusing Site Materials

As a business we implement “lean practices” in regards to material ordering to build your shed. But where possible, we ensure any left over materials are repurposed or reused in other parts of the business to minimise our waste output. 


Can We Do More?

We would love to know what your business or private property does in regards to recycling and repurposing scrap materials in order to better our own practices. We are lucky enough to work with a number of different organisations such as schools, equestrian stables and sporting outlets throughout the Pilbara region. Let’s work together to ensure we are being as sustainable as possible for future generations. If you have any tips in regards to office or workplace sustainability, please feel free to let us know via our Online Contact Form

Our Product Range

Are you a local school or sporting organisation in need of high quality and cost-effective sheds? Well, Pilbara Sheds are here to help! With years of experience working with the local Pilbara community, we have built a name for ourselves providing storage space that suits every budget in an educational or sporting environment. Here are a few of our frequently asked questions when it comes to our school and sporting sheds to show you that Pilbara Shed are the best to work with when it comes to installing your next shed.


What kind of schools and sporting organisations do you work with?

Our experience within the local community extends from junior sporting clubs and primary schools, to larger groups and local high schools. We have worked with a number of local organisations in the area to build their perfect shed!


Do you understand the unique requirements of schools and organisations?

Of course! We are able to provide your organisation with hands on, insider knowledge of products that are suitable and best used with an educational and sporting environment. We know that school and sporting storage differs depending on its intended purpose, and we can customise your shed to suit its intended purpose


We have a strict budget, can you work to that?

We sure can! Both public and private schools have budgets they need to adhere too, and we completely understand that you will have a limit on what you’re able to spend. We will work with you to design a shed that isn’t only high quality, but also cost-effective within the set budget you have available. 


Are your sheds built for the Pilbara environment?

As Pilbara locals, we know the importance of building a school or sport shed that is able to withstand the Pilbara elements. Safety and durability is at the forefront of our shed builds, so when you purchase one of our sheds, you can be rest assured that it’s built for what ever the Pilbara can throw at it. 


Can we include storage solutions in our design?

Unlike a residential or commercial shed, school and sport sheds usually need to be designed to cater for a large amount of small equipment. Soccer balls, tennis racquets, goal posts or desks and chairs, we can assist you in creating an internal fit out to best suit your needs. Our distributorship Fair Dinkum Sheds can assist us to provide customised buildings to suit every situation.


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To learn more about the School and Sport Sheds that Pilbara shed are able to build for your business, please give us a call on 9185 1089 or submit an online contact query and someone from our team will be in touch shortly.