Whether your construction project is large or small, there’ll most likely be an abundance of waste afterwards. This includes trash from material packaging, cardboard, scrap, and demolition debris. Just when you think your job is done, you have to worry about cleaning up all the mess and disposing of all the debris. These tips will ensure your construction debris removal process runs smoothly and efficiently:
Tip #1: Work smart
If you’re using a trash bin, make sure you have a packing strategy before placing everything into it. If you’re disposing of wood, remember that long boards should always run the length of the container. If you’re putting large, hollow items like bathtubs or sinks in, place them open side up so you can fill them with other waste. Don’t pack sharp or heavy items in trash bags.
We recommend using the trash bags for softer materials such as cardboard, paper, and sand. Garbage cans and trash bags can be quite costly, and then you have to worry about hauling it away and dropping it off at the proper dumping sites. Concrete, wood, steel, tiling and drywall can also be extremely difficult to haul off of a construction site. Make sure you take the necessary precautions when hauling away heavy items, or contact a professional service to help you out.
Tip #2: Recycle
According to RecycleWorks, the industry average for waste generated at new construction sites is six pounds per square foot. Construction debris accounts for about one third of all waste in America, which isn’t great for the environment. Most of this waste can be reused or recycled if you plan ahead. Wood, concrete, dirt and asphalt will most likely make up the majority of your potential waste and are easily recycled or reused.
Other items include porcelain, rigid plastics, tile, lumber, metals, masonry, plastic, rock, carpet, and insulation. Separate your recycling items by designating specific containers, and then placing clear labels on them. Contact your local recycling facility to find out what items they accept. Good debris removal companies will take care of the recycling for you, while adhering to the proper disposal sites and methods.
Tip #3: Hire a professional
Construction debris removal can be dangerous and time-consuming, so the smart thing to do would be to hire a professional. Not only will it save you time and effort, but it will also meet all your requirements, professionally and legally. Most companies will remove your construction debris, as well as dispose of it in an eco-friendly manner.
They’ll also take care of everything for you, from sorting and hauling waste, to dropping it off at the proper facilities. Knowing that trained experts will be at your site in mere minutes will give you the peace of mind you need to carry on with your day.
Do you have a current or upcoming construction job that will need clean-out and removal? Contact us for a free on-site estimate. We at Junk King can facilitate any construction debris removal – no job is too big or too small.
Whether you need our debris removal services several times during a construction project, or just once after it is complete, our trained professionals will haul away, dispose, and recycle your construction debris in no time.
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