We are passionate about the environment and aim for 100% sustainability in all of our waste management projects.

We don’t just meet the regulatory and legal requirements but go way beyond to ensure we minimise the impact of waste at every stage of our activities.

Demolition and construction waste is very varied and requires careful handling. It includes: bricks, concrete, tiles, wood, metals, doors, fixtures and fittings, furniture and flooring.

Our active waste management approach has three elements:


During all of our demolition and construction projects all waste materials are carefully segregated and stored for recycling and reuse. Wherever possible, we salvage items for future use in other projects. Where a project requires new construction we look to reuse waste from the demolition phase to minimise cost and reduce the carbon footprint of the scheme.


With an outstanding network of reclamation specialists across the UK we are able to salvage a large proportion of items arising from a demolition. Doors, furniture, flooring and windows can be collected and reused or sold on for renovation. When working on period properties our teams have a keen eye for what can be rescued and sold on to provide valuable income for the customer and a useful second life for an attractive item - as interior designers have realised there are some ‘hidden gems’ to be found in buildings that have reached the end of their original life.


Econ have been early pioneers of recycling construction and demolition waste. Our complete, on –site mobile system processes rubble, concrete, asphalt and stone to produce an excellent final product that is used for groundwork levelling, piling mats or as a sub base for construction.

The use of site-won material not only leads to major reductions in lorry movements, but also significantly reduces the environmental damage and overall carbon footprint of the project.

We also have our own waste management centre at our Kent headquarters’ site where we recycle waste arising from smaller projects.

Case Studies
Bridge Demolition - Abbey Wood

Econ was commissioned to demolish and clear a concrete footbridge spanning a four lane highway. Timing was critical to ensure that disruption to traffic and local residents was kept to a minimum.

Holland Lane East Bridge Demolition

Econ was called in to demolish the Holland Lane East road bridge, which passes over the railway tracks on the Oxted to Edenbridge line. Because of the need to minimise disruption to train services Econ were allowed a 52 hour window of access to the rail and road site and immediate surroundings.

TFL Rolling Stock Disposal

Econ was retained to dismantle and dispose of redundant rolling stock for a number of TfL’s rail subsidiaries, as part of the company’s vital programme of network upgrading and modernisation.

We found Econ to be talented and professional. We recently employed them to undertake some regeneration work to help us prepare for the building of our new Queen Elizabeth II Centre. Our experience of working with them was excellent. They were conscientious and efficient when working to a tight deadline and we have no hesitation recommending them for other projects.
I have worked with Econ on many projects within London Underground and Network Rail infrastructure. Econ have always been very proactive in their approach to the projects and have worked collaboratively with my teams from the very early stages. I would definitely recommend them to others
Morgan Sindall
Also evident was the pride the staff have in what they do and the care they take to work safely at all times and offer the best service possible to their clients
BAE Systems

The Econ team is very active and always looking for ways to raise money for these excellent causes, fielding competitors in challenges such as the London Marathon, the London to Brighton Cycle race and the Killarney Adventure race!

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