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3 tips on how to handle construction site waste

Construction projects produce a lot of waste and rubbles that the company must dispose of correctly. If the waste materials are not toxic such as concrete, wood, drywall, bricks, plaster and piping, there are a few ways to dispose of this waste. While landfills were often the primary choice for getting rid of construction waste, this is becoming less of a choice. Landfills get bigger. Pose health concerns and decrease property values. Many landfills will close in the future so construction companies have to look for other ways to manage the rubbles. Finding environmentally-friendly ways offers many profits to the company and to the community. Luckily, there are a few ways to manage environmental waste.

 

  • Reduction of Materials

Some of the debris is unexploited materials. One way to lessen waste and save money is to approximate how much construction materials you essentially need. Only buy enough materials to get the job done, although it is better to have a little too much than not enough. Approximating may prove problematic, but it is an effective way to reduce waste.

 

  • Recycling and Reusing Materials

A recycling company can save the construction waste. Some materials can be detached and recycled for other construction projects. In some cases, the separation and recycling takes place at the construction site. A company can then give the materials away to non-profits that deal with building supplies. Another choice is to vend the recyclable materials to other companies.

 

  • Roll-Off Dumpsters for the Waste

As a construction project evolves, a company can put all the waste materials into a dumpster. The roll-off dumpster has wheels and rolls off a large truck. Once placed in its chosen site the dumpster remain there until full. Waste removal companies tow the dumpster away. The dumpster is emptied into a landfill or goes to a recycling plant where the construction waste is separated and reused.

There are additional options for the removal and disposal of construction waste and debris. Although a landfill is a stress-free solution, it is not the finest solution for construction companies that care about the environment and doing their role.

Always remember the following

  • Purchase only enough raw materials to complete the projects
  • Reuse and recycle any salvageable materials
  • Use roll-off dumpsters for waste removal
  • Landfills are not the best answer

 

Dennis Ayemba
Country/ Features Editor, Kenya

4 COMMENTS

  1. I loved how you mentioned that a construction company can put their waste in a roll-off dumpster. My brother is wanting to start a construction company and he was wondering how he can get rid of the waste that can build up on the sites. I’ll be sure to tell him that he should rent a roll-off dumpster for any construction waste.

  2. It is interesting that roll-off dumpsters have wheels so they can roll of the truck. My wife and I are considering rennovating our kitchen and our neighbor recommended we get a dumpster for the process. We may consider a roll off dumpster so we don’t need a drop off and pickup service.

  3. If a contractor dump constraction waste next to your house in a plot which is not yet build, ( gated community)but you have requested him to removed those waste and further instruct the work to cease throwing those waste in vain where can someone report for help? it’s a healthhazard to us.

  4. I would recommend I would recommend to avail the services of a professional junk removal company. They offer efficient, safe and eco-friendly debris removal service which also helps in resolving the issue of project delays while at the same time reducing the incidents such as on-site injuries.

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