Can your construction waste disposal really be made easy? Not if you keep doing it yourself!
Construction waste and debris is the bane of just about any construction project. Not only is it unsightly and dangerous to work around, it takes time and resources to clean up and remove.
And, for most contractors, time and resources are often in short supply.
The longer the project, the more often this has to be done. This means taking guys off of doing the productive work that actually earns your company revenue, and putting them to work taking care of things that, while they have to get done, do not add to the profit margin.
As the GC or project manager, you certainly don't have time to do it yourself. And, besides, it's never a one-man job.
Sure, you could hire somebody to come in and do it for you. But constantly having to find and hire some local guy with a truck isn't always the best, cheapest, or safest choice either, although this is a favorite option for busy contractors.
But getting someone else to do the job really is the best way to make the task an "easy" one.
Outsourcing Is a Strategic Business Option
As a GC you are likely "outsourcing" work all the time.
In construction, contractors hire sub-contractors for many of the specialty trade work that is done on a job - carpenters, electricians, plumbers, roofers, and so on. In this sense, “outsourcing” these tasks is already a familiar concept, even though it's referred to as sub-contracting.
But, hey - outsourcing by any other name is till outsourcing, as Shakespeare might have said.
The problem is that hiring a junk hauling firm to pick up and haul out construction waste and debris removal is not an established practice for most contractors. And, if they do consider it, their first thought is likely that it's not cost-effective for them.
However, hiring a professional outside firm to clean up and haul out your construction can cost you less in the long run and can be a strategically beneficial approach to site clean up and maintenance.
A good contractor is always looking for ways to reduce overhead and lower labor and material costs on any job. As a professional, a good contractor is also aiming to speed up the construction process with every job without sacrificing quality.
The reason is simple: a professional contractor understands that any labor cost or other expense that does not directly contribute the actual construction and completion of a project essentially comes off of the bottom line!
At the end of the day (of the project!) it comes down to simple math. Revenue minus expense equals profit.
And this is where strategic waste removal outsourcing comes in. Not only does it make the waste disposal job "easy", it also helps the bottom line in ways you may never have considered. But that's not the only reason to consider outsourcing the waste hauling and removal work.
Three Benefits of Outsourcing Your Construction Waste Disposal
There are many other good reasons for outsourcing your waste removal, but here are the three main benefits that you will derive from outsourcing:
Save production time lost to clean up and “dump runs”
Having your laborers on site working on actual production tasks is far better than having them use up your labor allotted labor time cleaning and then going off site to the dump or recycling center.
Minimize clean up and disposal costs
Every hour spent cleaning up, by every employee engaged in the clean up, contributes to your disposal costs. When you had in fuel, vehicle wear and tear, dumping fees and so on, this can add up to far more than the cost of hiring a firm for the task. In other words, it can be significantly more cost-effective to outsource that work to a competent and professional specialist.
Eliminate the time and effort of disposal logistics
Getting rid of your construction trash is not just a simple matter of “throwing it away.” You have to know where to dispose of it, what's required, who you can spare to do the work and which vehicle you can use, etc. Then there's the recycling, which is not only a good idea, but with many materials it's required.
With landfills rapidly disappearing, figuring out your options for proper disposal and recycling of construction site debris can be problematic. And you really don’t have time for that!
So far, so good.
However, one of the common mistakes contractors often make when outsourcing waste removal is to simply hire the cheapest local guy they can find. But, more often than not, this approach will not save you money, but can end up costing you far more. Not being bonded, insured or able to provide guarantees means that person is placing you at liability each time they haul for you.
That's because properly disposing of construction waste involves much more than just dumping it somewhere. The smarter course is to contract with an established company that specializes in what you need, like Junk King.
The Best Choice for Outsourcing Construction Waste Removal
Trash hauling and site clean-up might be considered “part of the job” for contractors, but it really doesn't have to be. Do you have a current project that requires waster and debris clean-up and removal? If so, call Junk King!
Our team specializes in construction trash removal. We can be at your job site in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to take care of your construction waste 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 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).