March 2011 was a record-breaking month for the National Builders Collection Scheme with 18 members of our network collecting between them over 2,700 cubic yards of waste wood from 72 different national builder sites. That’s a lot of wood saved from landfill!
As you can see from the below there has been massive growth in the cubic yardage collected under the scheme in the last 3 financial years and pushed up the waste hierarchy. The total for 2008/09 was 2,172 yds³, nearly 6 times as much in 2009/10 at 12,682.5 yds³ and not far of doubling again in 2010/11 at 22,353.5 yds³. In fact 3 individual months in 2010/11 beat the entire year total for 2008/09!
The number of sites collected from also shows massive increases over the lifetime of the scheme – particularly in the last couple of months!
We have also seen big year on year increases in the number of network members we’ve been able to give collections to through the NBCS.