How to lower construction costs

The Queensland construction industry has had a bumpy couple of years, with lots of businesses having to call it quits due to financial issues. This is devastating for the business owners but can also have a ripple effect causing business after business to collapse as projects are stopped and worksites abandoned.

It is, therefore, no surprise that local construction companies are looking for new ways to save money while also trying to avoid cutting corners on quality.

Luckily there are some simple solutions that can help you save money without sacrificing your reputation for providing a quality service.

Using recycled materials can help you save.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that recycled materials, particularly those used for construction, are cheaper than new materials.

Materials such as roadbase, aggregate, and fill are made using precious natural resources and are expensive to mine and transport. In comparison, recycled materials are much cheaper. The best part is recycled materials are just as effective as freshly mined resources.

Avoid landfill fees by recycling old construction materials.

As you are probably aware, dumping materials in landfill can be costly not just for the environment but also for your business financially. This is especially true if you are dumping construction materials, and it is about to become more so.

From July 1st 2019 a new waste levy will be brought in in Queensland. This new levy will mean that all waste disposed of in landfills will cost $75 per tonne. That amount will also increase with each year.

The purpose of this levy is to encourage people to consider new ways to recycle and give them an incentive to do so. 70% of the revenue will go back into the community.

The other good news is that you can easily avoid this levy by disposing of materials such as concrete, bricks and pavers at Moreton Bay Recycling for free. All you have to do is bring your waste to our site and we’ll take it and transform it into a brand new product that is ready for use.

Recycling concrete and construction materials is a simple and straightforward way for construction companies to save money. In 2019 MBR is moving to our new location which will allow us to take on more used materials and create more new products than ever before.

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