Construction sites are notorious for generating debris, trash, and other waste materials. Which is why construction waste removal is critical.
But it's also a task that takes time and resources away from the actual work of construction.
The Added Costs of Construction Waste Removal
Everything costs money.
And, in construction - especially these days - everything seems to cost far more money than it used to. As every contractor and builder today knows, the cost of materials has gone through the roof, no pun intended.
According to a May 6, 2021 story from CNN Business,
"As the pandemic crushed the US economy last spring, sawmills shut down lumber production to brace for a housing slump. The slump never arrived and now there isn't enough lumber to feed the red-hot housing market. The shortage is delaying construction of badly needed new homes, complicating renovations of existing ones and causing sticker shock for buyers in what was already a scorching market.
Random-length lumber futures hit a record high of $1,615 on Tuesday [May 4], a staggering sevenfold gain from the low in early April 2020. That's a big deal because lumber is the most substantial supply that home builders buy."
The CNN story also noted that surging lumber prices alone have pushed the price of an average new single-family home $35,872 higher, according to an analysis by the National Association of Home Builders.
Another recent news story quoted a COO of a large building company on why steel prices have skyrocketed,
"Demand for most raw materials generally fell significantly in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, including the demand for steel. The sharp decline in demand caused many steel mills to curb production, which caused capacity utilization to drop to multi-year lows. The early decreases in production, together with the continuing impact of the pandemic on supply chains and economic activity that has rebounded as the country reopened, has resulted in a potent mix of volatility, and increasing prices in the steel market."
Given the need to continue with construction despite the increased costs, it is all the more imperative that contractors and builders cut costs safely, but efficiently, any place they can in order to maximize narrowing profit margins.
And one of the ways this can be done is by outsourcing tasks that are not directly related to the actual construction process. Fortunately, one of the easiest tasks to "outsource" is that of construction waste removal.
Thinking About Construction Waste Removal Best Practices
As we've noted here, outsourcing your construction waste removal functions can be the most efficient and the most cost-effective "best practice" for your company. Outsourcing your site debris removal can also be easy and relatively painless with Junk King.
In addition to outsourcing the work, other best practices include putting in place processes and systems for the strategic placement of site debris and trash, along with implementing standard recycling and reuse practices.
Aside from knowing that construction waste removal and disposal is a pain and that it takes away from the "real" work on a project, you might be surprised at what there is to learn about construction junk removal. Which is why we've put together this graphic guide that offers up some insights, facts, and statistics on construction waste and removal.
Outsourcing Your Construction Waste Removal and Disposal
At Junk King, we understand that the cleanup, removal, and disposal of construction waste and debris is a critical part of any construction job.
And we also understand that it requires expert planning and management for construction waste to be removed in an efficient, strategic, and cost-effective manner. Which is why we specialize in construction waste removal. And that is also why we believe that, as a contractor, you do NOT have to do this task yourself.
There are several good reasons for outsourcing the pickup and removal of your site's debris, waste, and construction junk to a competent and experienced professional team like Junk King.
Eliminate Time Lost with Clean Up and Removal
Not sending your crew off the job to haul and dump debris means keeping them on site being profitably productive. Less time spent cleaning and then leaving to go to the dump also means less time spent onsite to complete the project.
Reduce Costs of Removal and Disposal
The task requires labor, fuel, vehicle wear and tear, and tipping fees at landfills or waste transfer stations. All of these costs can add up to far more than the cost of outsourcing the task. In other words, it can be much more cost-effective to outsource debris removal work to a competent and professional team that specializes in construction waste removal.
Eliminate Time Spent Planning Debris Removal and Disposal
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 can be recycled, who you can spare to do the work and which vehicle you can use, etc.
Time is money and money is limited and every dollar spent unnecessarily is a dollar that doesn't end up on the bottom line. Another way of looking at it is that time spent building and not spent cleaning is a net gain.
Your Best Choice for Construction Waste Removal
As a contractor or supervisor, it's important to realize that your site clean-up and debris removal doesn't have to be an "inside job" when you bring on an expert team to partner with you for that part of the work.
If you're still taking time and crew away form your construction project to routinely remove and dispose of waste, debris, and junk, you can change that today by calling Junk King to manage your site clean-up and waste removal.
Our team specializes in construction junk 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).