Although this is not mandatory, the colour coding of construction waste skips is becoming widespread throughout the construction industry.
The colour scheme refers to labels that can be fitted to waste skips, indicating the types of waste that can be placed in them, thus helping with waste segregation and reducing disposal costs. Skips can also be painted in their designated colour.
The generic colour scheme, which is industry led, has been developed by the Institution of Civil Engineers.
The colour scheme is as follows:
The colour scheme system helps contractors to comply with waste legislation, reduce cost and recycle where possible. It is a simple system and can be introduced to the workforce through a toolbox talk-style briefing.
Considerate Constructors Scheme, May 2017.
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