Construction waste is debris that is generated as a result of construction work. It is usually a mixture of surplus materials that result from site clearance, excavation, building, refurbishment, renovation, demolition, and road works. Regardless of the source, construction requires waste management and removal, as well as the dilemma of how to best deal with it. Sarabia’s Portable Jons and Blue Sanitation’s waste management services can help you better manage your construction site waste.
Why Outsource Your Waste Management
While trash hauling and site clean-up may be considered part of a contractors job, you need to take into consideration the fact that every hour your crew spends picking up debris and cleaning the site, as well as hauling and disposing of the materials, is an hour that is not spent generating revenue on the project. Furthermore, the bigger the job, the more these costs add up. Couple that with the fact that there is more to waste management than simply throwing stuff into the back of a truck and outsourcing becomes more enticing.
In order to conduct proper construction waste management, you need to know what can be disposed of legally and where it can be dropped. This information constitutes a large part of what makes a professional waste management firm the better choice over doing it yourself. Moreover, recycling and repurposing items and materials is a more responsible approach for a business to take. Concrete and asphalt can be recycled for use in construction while bamboo, timber, vegetation, packaging waste and other organic materials can be repurposed, as well.
Other Waste Management Considerations
If you choose to delegate waste management to your own crew, you run the risk of someone ending up in the hospital. This is because hauling broken slabs of concrete, or moving materials that contain fiberglass or lead-based paints, present potential health and safety issues for those doing so, as well as for those tasked with properly disposing of this material.
The same is true if you’re just someone else with a truck who is not professionally trained in construction waste management. While you will save on gas money doing this, there are real issues of safety, the potential for damage or theft, and other legal risks and if something bad happens, that guy in a pickup truck could end up costing you a great deal in the end in terms of both time and money. While finding someone else to handle your construction waste removal is a good approach, finding the right person is critical as the risks outweigh the benefits when it comes to not hiring a licensed and professional firm.
If your firm is in need of waste management assistance at your construction site in the El Paso area, contact Sarabia’s Portable Jons and Blue Sanitation.