The responsible recycling and disposing of materials during construction projects is of the utmost importance and can make or break a project. This affects budget, time and the carbon footprint left by a single project. We want to minimise all these aspects, and the easiest way to do that is to recycle what can be used again and dispose of hazardous materials responsibly. As trusted recycled building material suppliers we are happy to provide a guideline for what can be reused and what needs to be disposed of responsibly after construction.


Waste from construction and demolition projects alike need to be investigated to ensure all hazardous materials are disposed of properly so as to not cause harm to the people, the land, or the fauna and flora surrounding it. The toxicity of many products used in construction can cause cancers, mutations and birth defects. These materials (when not disposed of responsibly) also put people at risk of explosions, fire, infections, exposure to pathogens and parasites.

The locations of these dangerous materials need to be mapped and marked so they are not accidentally interacted with by anyone on the premises. The following materials need to be disposed of responsibly to ensure your project does not harm the surrounding environment once it is complete:

  • Storage tanks
  • Biological hazards
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Lead (dust and paints)
  • Asbestos
  • Synthetic Mineral Fibre (SMF)
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB)

Professional site clearance services will do all this for you as well as recycle any reusable products on the site.


Suppliers of building materials should always be on the lookout for sources to use as sand for construction, aggregates for cement, bricks, as well as:

  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Plasterboard
  • Timber
  • Concrete
  • Glass
  • Carpet
  • Tiles
  • Plastics
  • Sand

There is much that can be salvaged after one project to be repurposed for the next. This is economical, time saving and good for the environment. At Sand Shifters we pride ourselves on being accountable recycled building material suppliers. Our products are responsibly and locally sourced to help your project run as smoothly as possible. Contact us for comprehensive services in the construction materials industry.