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Construction Waste Disposal: Best Practices Include Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Apr 13, 2017 7:16:48 AM

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.

 

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Topics: Construction Waste Disposal, junk hauling, Business Junk Removal, construction debris removal, construction recycling, C&D waste, construction waste removal

Home Improvement Projects Can Create Hazardous Waste. Seriously!

Posted by Junk King on Mar 23, 2017 8:19:07 AM

You may not think your new home improvement project is going to produce hazardous waste. But the truth is your construction debris contains more than you know.

 

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Topics: junk hauling, home remodeling, junk removal, Hazardous Waste, construction debris, construction waste removal

Keeping It Safe With Construction Debris Removal

Posted by Junk King on Feb 23, 2017 8:38:58 AM

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.

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Topics: outsourcing construction waste hauling, construction debris removal, construction recycling, construction waste removal, safety

Construction Waste Is Made For Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Feb 16, 2017 11:49:27 PM

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.


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Topics: construction debris removal, construction debris, construction recycling, C&D waste, construction waste removal

Yes, You Can Recycle Your Construction Debris

Posted by Junk King on Jan 12, 2017 7:11:45 AM

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.

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Topics: outsourcing construction waste hauling, construction debris, construction recycling, C&D waste, construction waste removal

Winter Construction Debris Can Be Hazardous

Posted by Junk King on Jan 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: junk hauling, construction debris removal, construction debris, C&D waste, construction waste removal, safety

Winter Construction Debris Removal Strategy

Posted by Junk King on Dec 7, 2016 7:17:19 AM

Winter construction creates debris and requires construction debris removal. And because of the cold and the weather, junk hauling becomes a challenge.

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Topics: junk hauling, outsourcing construction waste hauling, construction debris removal, construction recycling, construction waste removal, safety

7 Tips For Your Next Home Remodeling Project

Posted by Junk King on Nov 10, 2016 8:24:55 PM

Almost every homeowner embarks on a home remodeling project of some kind. And if it's a DIY project, there is a lot to consider before grabbing your tools!

 

Any  home remodeling project can seem overwhelming, no matter how small. But it's guaranteed to go more smoothly if you know a couple of insider tricks. And you can help your home renovation go smoothly - and stay on budget - with good advice from the pros.

Expert Advice Can Make All the Difference for a DIY Project

Here is a collection of tried-and-true tips from home remodeling experts and professionals.

Don't work without a plan. And not just a design plan. Have a plan of action that is scheduled, detailed, and as complete as you can make it in advance. Whatever you do, don’t start a remodel without a detailed floor plan.  While you may be able to complete a project  without a plan, if you want to do avoid major issues you should consider hiring a designer. In fact, some projects require an architect to help you come up with a good plan.


Making product selections early  in the process can prevent delays later on. If you want your remodel to go well, the best thing to do is make all the necessary decisions before work starts. A good builder can advise you of the situations that might come up on your job. Most of the issues, however, are related to things like paint, trim and faucet selection. Delays in getting materials can escalate into bigger delays and rescheduling of vendors and contractors. Advance planning can also help keep you on budget.


Know what you’re getting into with a project. Although remodeling can be exciting there's also a great deal of frustration when you encounter unexpected problems and delays. Also, there are inconveniences that come from living in a construction zone. In fact, it can be quite difficult living without a kitchen, for example. You can minimize inconveniences by setting up a temporary place away from the construction area.


Don't start work without a contingency fund. You will most likely find that the work you want to do costs more than you expected or budgeted. Don't feel bad - almost no one manages to set a realistic budget for a project, especially homeowners. The key is to not use your contingency fund to "stretch the budget" on your project. If you follow rule number one and make every decision ahead of time, you can probably manage with a 5 to 10 percent contingency fund if all goes well.


Don't spend time and money on a home that needs far more than cosmetic fixes. Although it's not likely, there are times when a house should be torn down rather than put money into trying to fix it up. For example, installing new kitchen cabinets in a house with a sagging foundation, or a high-efficiency HVAC system in a house with no insulation. If in doubt, have a trusted builder give you an assessment.


Don't make a lot of changes. Even though it's likely that you'll change your mind about something on your project, keep in mind that each change costs more money. Although the change itself may seem minor, there are always added costs and often the scheduling will be impacted, as well. This is not to say that you are shackled to your original plan, but know that changes cost time and money, so consider them carefully.


Larger renovations and remodels - even a DIY project - will involve contractors. Whether it's an electrician, plumber, or a painter, you may have professionals in your home working for you at some point. A few things to keep in mind:

  • Don't buy your own materials. While it seems like a way to save money because the contractor will mark up the cost of materials, he or she may get a better price than you to begin with and, even after their markup, you'll pay about the same price.
  • Secondly, don't be a distraction. Every minute a contractor spends talking to you is a minute not spent working on your house. Keep the conversations to a minimum and focused on the work.

 Getting Help With All the Clean Up

One of the inevitable realities of any remodel or renovation is the need for continual clean up.  One option is to rent a dumpster for collecting an disposing of any and all your project debris. And now you have the option of using mini-dumpster drop-off services from Junk King.

Homeowners can now rent and load these revolutionary Mimi dumpster boxes. Equipped with special polycarbonate wheels, these driveway-friendly boxes will arrive on-site without causing damage to a driveway or property.

These rental boxes are great self-service dumpsters for work projects, home renovations and other types of cleanups. And the small size offers a dumpster that is compact, affordable and easy to use.

The dumpster services feature an online booking system. Junk King will drop off the dumpster and arrange for it to be picked-up once filled. The materials will be sorted so the items can be reused, repurposed and recycled.

In addition to redirecting materials away from landfills, the services are insured to make certain nothing is lost or damaged. In terms of pricing, customers only pay for the space used.

No matter what size the project is, or how long it might take, having the convenience and flexibility of a MINI Dumpster for your junk hauling needs is a great option. 

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Topics: dumpster rental, Residential Junk Removal, junk hauling, home remodeling, construction debris, construction waste removal

Keep Your Job Site Safe With Construction Waste Removal

Posted by Junk King on Nov 2, 2016 8:21:37 AM

No business owner wants to have their employees hurt or injured on the job. And when the jobs are hazardous, keeping workers safe becomes a priority. 

Construction is a field that can be hazardous and requires a high degree of safety. However, the idea that construction waste removal can help minimize the dangers might seem odd to many people. 

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Topics: outsourcing construction waste hauling, construction debris removal, C&D waste, construction waste removal, safety

Construction Debris Removal: 3 Options For Contractors

Posted by Junk King on Oct 11, 2016 7:19:11 AM

It's been said that there only two things you can be sure of in life: death and taxes. However, if you're a general contractor, you know that construction debris removal is also on that list!

Every construction project generates trash - garbage, debris and all types of building material waste - and all this has to be continually cleaned-up, hauled off and disposed of. Preferably in a professional and legal fashion. And the larger the job, the greater the quantity of waste. 

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Topics: outsourcing construction waste hauling, construction debris removal, construction debris, construction recycling, construction waste removal

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