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.
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.
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.
Winter construction creates debris and requires construction debris removal. And because of the cold and the weather, junk hauling becomes a challenge.
Every contractor and builder has to deal with construction debris removal. This is especially true if demolition is involved. But there are alternatives.
Demolition, the traditional approach to removing an existing structure, is often simpler, faster, and may times less expensive than deconstruction. The planning is easier and the task is straightforward: "Tear it down and haul it off."
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.
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.
It used to be that general contractors could just haul off all their construction debris and dump it either in a landfill, or in some empty lot. Those days are long gone, however.
With all of the local, state and federal regulations now in force, improved C & D waste best practices, and the numerous benefits of construction debris recycling and reuse of many materials, it is far better to treat the landfill as a last option.