No matter what type of construction job you are engaged in - whether it's a residential or commercial project, new construction or remodel, building or demolition - it will always produce construction trash. Often huge volumes of it. And this requires constant construction trash removal that someone has to take care of Construction Trash Removal as an Expense Item
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 to Outsource Construction Trash Removal
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!
Ever wonder how much construction trash is actually generated? Here is a graphic version for you:
Where Do You Go to Outsource Your Construction Trash Removal?
Trash hauling and site clean-up might be considered “part of the job” for contractors, bit it really doesn't have 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. And the bigger the job, the more the opportunity costs add up.
Add to that 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 construction trash clean-up and removal? If so, call Junk King! 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.
And 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.