Environmental Policy

WAM Industries recycles industrial materials.

Recycled industrial materials, such as construction and demolition debris, have value if properly managed through pre-project planning and project operations. What maybe waste at one site may be an answer to a need at another or elsewhere.

This helps to conserve our natural resources by decreasing the demand for new materials. It assist in conserving energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing the demand for products made from energy-intensive manufacturing processes. And, often times cost mitigation may result.

Construction and Demolition Debris

  • Concrete Gypsum from drywall
  • Metals
  • Bricks
  • Asphalt from roads and roofing shingles
  • Wood from buildings

Can be recycled in

  • Asphalt paving
  • Concrete
  • Re-milled lumber
  • Other building materials

Company Management and our Project Teams

Waste prevention is not simply a function of management policy but extends throughout our operational activities.

Starting with our outside architects and engineers we address waste management through designing for optimal resource use and energy efficiency. We look to specify reused, recycled content, and environmentally preferable building materials. Design for durability and adaptability, with a focus on life cycle costs.

Our Project Management Teams develop a waste management plans and set specific attainment goals. We manage construction crews in implementing jobsite recycling and work with materials suppliers to reduce packaging waste and identify recycled content, environmentally preferable, and locally sourced products.

On site we utilize deconstruction and salvage where feasible, such as in concrete forms. We insure that remaining demolition debris is taken to a recycling facility where and when possible.

We require that our Subcontractors take responsibility for on-site waste management and encourage them to plan accordingly for purchases, deliveries, and storage of materials.

Waste Management Planning - Our Process

The purpose of a waste management plan is to:

  • 1) predict the quantities and types of waste that will be generated during a construction, renovation, or demolition project.
  • 2) identify the final destination of that waste.
  • 3) estimate waste management costs.

In preparing an effective plan consider we include waste diversion goals and objectives, exploration of recycling and reuse alternatives, and identification of locally available recycling and reuse outlets.

  • Our first step in creating a plan is to identify a waste diversion goal for any project.
  • Predict the projectís waste generation. We identify project phases and make our best prediction of the types and quantities of wastes that will be generated.
  • Handling procedures for all project wastes is important. We plan for the proper containers and adequate space to implement the plan.
  • The final consideration is to identify a destination for each material that is generated from the project. Strong consideration for reuse and recycling is made before considering disposal options.

WAM Industries subcontractors are required to provide us with a written waste management plan, update it as necessary, and execute its implementation. When we shares responsibility for waste management with subcontractors, their cooperation is required in order to keep a complete audit of waste leaving the site.

Policy- 12a Environmental Impact