A variety of materials in the construction debris disposal stream can be recycled. But few of them can be quickly made into new products. That's not the case for wood debris.
The construction and demolition (C&D) waste industry is growing and continually developing, yet too many contractors still aren't making full use of it's potential.
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.
In many places, the arrival of spring means great weather and increased construction. But that also means more construction debris removal to take care of.
One of the never-ending and non-revenue generating tasks in every construction job is getting rid of the trash. Construction debris removal is a job that has to be done, takes time to get it done, and costs money without adding any profit. Contractors don't look forward to it and crews would rather do other things, but it is a job that must be done.
Every contractor knows that their occupation is particularly dangerous. Accidents can happen quite easily on a site but construction debris removal can help.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction Is "The Most Dangerous Industry" in the nation. This was underscored by the fact that, in 2010 for example, construction had the highest number of fatal injuries, accounting for 16.5 percent of the total work-related deaths that year.
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.
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.
Much of what the average household or business tosses out when cleaning up can have a second life. Junk hauling isn't just for junk.
Your dishwasher, trash compactor, washing machine - all of your large appliances - have helped you keep your home clean and make your life easier. But the time comes when you have to replace these items and it's not an easy chore. You could try to haul them to the municipal landfill, but that's back-breaking work and costly.