All construction – whether it’s large commercial projects or smaller residential jobs – creates debris and requires construction debris removal. Trash from material packaging, cutoffs of material, scrap, demolition debris, are the normal by-products of a building project. But cleaning all this up, hauling it out, and disposing of it is not really a part of construction. Except that someone’s got to do it!
Three Tips To Improve Your Construction Debris Removal Process
Large construction companies typically have vehicles and a crew to take care of cleaning and hauling their debris. But not everyone contractor can or wants to be tasked with their own construction debris removal. It is time-consuming and takes resources away from the production side of their job - building on the job site!
One option is to simply hire a local trash-hauling operation, or someone with an idle truck and a desire to make a few bucks. But this can be risky and often inefficient. The number one tip that can be offered is to outsource your job site debris removal tasks to a professional firm.
Tip #1. Be sure to get a free on-site estimate
A quality removal firm will not readily give you an estimate over the phone for this type of work. They should come to your site and work with you to determine the scope and potential volume of debris that will be produced. An estimate should include all phases of the removal work including recurring pick-ups and removal.
Tip #2. Be sure to get both site clean-up services as well as hauling the debris off site
It’s one thing to pick up construction debris and trash to be hauled off site. It is another thing altogether to clean up a site in the process. While it is not expected that a debris hauling company is going to dust, vacuum and provide complete site restoration, a professional firm will ensure that the site is left in a state that is safe and clean.
Tip #3. Guarantee you can access both one-time and recurring debris pick-up and removal
You already know that larger construction projects can generate debris at a pace and in amounts that cannot be left to the end of the job. This means needing a number of scheduled pick-ups and removal throughout the life of the project. In addition, depending on the location of the project and the nature of the work, periodic clean-up may be needed for aesthetic and public safety reasons.
Bonus Tip #4! Recycle and re-purpose materials and waste debris wherever possible
Your local agencies, as well as the Federal and State agencies, have specific requirements for the proper handling and disposal of various materials and substances. This means that whoever is ultimately tasked with removing and disposing of construction debris be knowledgeable in this area. Professional firms will make use of the proper disposal sites and methods, while recycling as much of the materials as possible.
Why It Makes Sense to Outsource Your Construction Debris Removal
Debris hauling and site clean-up might be considered “part of the job” for many contractors, it really doesn't need to be. When you consider that every hour your crew spends picking up debris, cleaning the site, and hauling and disposing of the material, is an hour NOT spent generating revenue on a project, the cost begins to add up. Add in the possible costs of hazardous material disposal and even required training for your employees, the benefits of outsourcing these tasks become more attractive.
Do you have a current or upcoming project that will need clean-up and removal? If so, call Junk King! Our team specializes in construction debris removal. We can be at your facility in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion. One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.