Whether you're working on a small or large construction project, you will inevitably produce waste. You could just dump it all, but construction businesses must show more responsibility when it comes to construction waste. Figuring out responsible ways to deal with your construction waste can take some effort, but it's worth it. Here is how you can start.
1. Know Your Construction Debris
The type of construction debris produced by your activities will vary depending on the nature and scope of the work. Most forms of construction will produce waste consisting of one or more of the following:
Anything found in most homes or buildings can become construction waste. Other than the larger materials, construction waste can also include smaller things like packaging, tape, nails, or shingles.
Make sure you know what materials you have present on the site at any given time. Knowing what you have will help you to better plan what to do with it.
2. Separate Your Construction Debris
Separating your construction debris can help a lot if you plan to do other things with the debris after you complete the job. Separation can also help if you're using a debris removal service to collect the debris.
Some removal services won't pick up certain types of debris. Some others may need to know precisely what you're dumping. Texas has laws concerning what a waste removal service can dump. These companies must also adhere to certain federal regulations. Separating your debris can help you and the company.
You may come up with a separation system of your own, especially if you or your company does many regular jobs. However, you should make a plan and find responsible solutions for your construction waste even if you work alone.
3. Have a Plan for Your Construction Debris
Always have a plan in place specifically for your construction debris. Your plan can also help you figure out how best to deal with your construction debris. Include what you plan to do for each type of material you have at the site.
For example, you can separate things by:
- What you can recycle
- What you can reuse
- What you can sell
Recycling your debris benefits both the local and global environment. Recycling also adds a level of sustainability to your business that people will respect. You can search for local buyers who purchase the types of debris you create. Some recyclers and a number of private businesses will pay for particular types of construction debris.
Reusing materials can make sense and even save you money. You can even establish another arm of your business dedicated to selling materials left over after you complete a job.
You can reuse things like doors, fixtures, and anything you can keep intact. Other people can use these things as well. So keep them for yourself, sell them, or give them away. This kind of activity gives your business another layer of sustainability.
4. Use an Experienced Service for Your Construction Debris
Even with a plan for your debris, you will still likely need to throw a good deal of it away. When choosing a debris removal service, or ordering a roll-off dumpster, choose a service that can properly dispose of construction debris.
Using a service with responsible practices is also part of dealing with your construction waste the right way. Not all dumpster services know how to navigate construction sites. Some non-professional services don't adhere to waste and recycling regulations.
Pro-Star Roll-Off Dumpsters can handle your construction debris responsibly so you don't have to worry. If you need dumpster rentals or professional debris removal services, contact us for your next job.