Construction is a field that is made up of contractors and sub-contractors so “outsourcing” is a familiar concept, even if it’s not called that. However, the idea of hiring a junk hauling firm for construction debris removal is not a concept that is typically considered by site supervisors and GCs.
It doesn't matter whether you are a multi-million dollar enterprise, or a one-man (or woman!) operation specializing in remodels or renovations. The need for trash and debris removal will always exist for the contractor. And the burden of making it happen still falls on you! This is why hiring an outside company to handle the task may be something you haven't really taken advantage of.
But the concept of hiring a professional firm to clean up and haul out your construction trash is a concept that can be strategically beneficial, and one that should be a part of your regular operational strategy.
Construction Debris Removal Can Eat Into Your Budget
Every good contractor constantly looks for ways to reduce his overhead and lower labor and material costs. In addition, finding ways of speeding up the construction process without sacrificing quality is an ongoing challenge. Any labor or any expenditure that does not directly contribute the actual construction and completion of a project is essentially an expense that comes off of the bottom line.
One of these expenses is trash and debris removal. A constant by-product of any construction project is trash. Whether it is debris and rubble from the demolition phase of a project or simply the accumulation of packaging, cut-offs, and assorted debris from the actual building work, it all has to be cleaned up and properly disposed of. And sometimes this process has to happen repeatedly throughout the life of the project!
Three Reasons Construction Debris Removal Should be Outsourced
The old saw that “time is money” is founded in a fiscal reality. If a contractor is paying a laborer, say, $20 an hour then his actual cost is closer to $27 an hour in California. Paying this laborer to clean up a site, put it all in a company truck, then take it to a landfill – if possible – to dump it, clean out the truck, and return to the job site can take a great deal of time. In fact, depending on the size of the job and the amount of debris, it can run upwards to half a day or more.
So a five-hour clean up job not only costs the contractor over $135 in labor costs – plus gas, mileage, and dumping fees – but it also costs five hours of productivity lost at the construction site. Altogether, this task has cost the contractor over $300 and just to get rid of the trash!
Here are three reasons to opt for outsourcing your construction trash removal work:
1. Save production time lost to clean up and “dump runs”
Better to have your laborers on site working on tasks that produce revenue than to have them burning up a percentage of your budget off site at the dump or recycling center.
2. Minimize clean up and disposal costs
Every hour spent and every employee engaged in clean up and disposal adds up. It can be significantly cost effective to outsource that work to a competent and professional specialist.
3. Eliminate the time and effort of disposal and recycling logistics
Getting rid of your construction trash is not just a simple matter of “throwing it away.” Recycling is not only a good idea, but in many instances it is required. And with landfills disappearing, the acceptable options for proper disposal and recycling of construction site debris can be problematic. And you really don’t have time for that!
Efficiency and Peace of Mind as Additional Benefits
So far, so good. However, one of the common mistakes contractors often make is to simply hire the cheapest local guy with a big truck willing to do the job. More often than not, this approach will not save you money but, rather, may end up costing you far more. Again, properly disposing of construction site trash is not a simple matter of throwing it out somewhere. The wiser course is to contract with an established company that specializes in what you need.
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly construction debris pick-up and disposal services so you don’t need to worry about the debris after your project is complete. Whether you need our services several times during a construction project or just once after it is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that the construction debris is out of your way so that you can get on with the job.
Our team specializes in construction trash 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.