So you've made the decision to do that big home remodeling project. You've got the plans, bought the materials, and have the tools. But could you be working with hazardous waste?
The sobering reality is that construction projects are known for the presence of "hazardous materials." Seemingly innocuous products actually contain elements and chemicals that are labeled as hazardous. Consequently, when the cut-offs, scrap pieces and debris from these materials are hauled off and disposed of, they then become "hazardous waste."
With winter behind us and construction in full swing, so is construction debris removal. And that means far more than a clean job site.
Anyone who has worked in construction any length of time knows that it can be hazardous and safety is a priority. What many of them don't realize, however, is that construction debris removal can help minimize the dangers that can plague a typical job site.
Remodeling can be a dream project for a homeowner. Or a distressing nightmare. Finding the right contractor makes all the difference, but how do you know?
Now that it’s spring, for many people, it's time for that home remodeling project you’ve been thinking about. Whether it’s a makeover of the kitchen or simply an upgrade for your master bathroom, a remodel can improve your living space and add value to your home.
Construction waste is a constant element for contractors. While there are options for how to best dispose of it, recycling may not be an obvious one.
Despite what many people may think, all construction waste does not have to end up in a landfill. With the options to recycle or reuse construction debris, contractors can choose to be green.
You’re looking forward to some spring cleaning and already planning to get rid of things. But what do you do with the scrap metal debris?
Construction projects create construction debris. Most of the time this is easily cleaned up and disposed of. But what about the debris from hazardous materials?
Construction debris is a constant byproduct of any building project. Construction and demolition waste has to be regularly cleared and removed. But it doesn't have to go to a landfill.
It is a growing and continually developing industry, yet too many contractors still fail to make full use of it's potential. It is the construction and demolition (C&D) waste industry. An increasing number of facilities and businesses are taking on the scraps and debris from construction and recycling much of this material. It is good for the planet, but it is also good for the industry.
Construction can be dangerous, especially during the winter months when inclement weather makes for hazardous work conditions. But managing construction debris can help.
Certainly for some, the idea that construction waste removal can help minimize the dangers of accidents might seem like overkill. But, according to OSHA, out of the almost 4,000 worker fatalities recorded in 2013, over 20% of them were in construction. Of those, between 40 to 60% were caused by falls. And many of those falls involved construction debris.