Are you wondering how to deal with your construction waste? There are hundreds of construction and demolition projects going on every day. These projects result in enormous amounts of waste, and it creates concern in C&D waste management. Landfills are no longer the most sustainable way to dispose of construction debris.
90% of C&D waste comes from demolition projects, while 10% of the waste is from construction projects, according to EPA. And they make up to one-third of the total national debris. Construction debris can be bricks, concrete, asphalt, drywall, wood, land clearing debris, metals, wood, metals, glass, plastics, etc.
The debris from construction sites can be the elephant in the room, but that will change after reading this post on the best way to handle construction waste.
Reduce construction waste at the source
Reducing construction trash at the source is one of the most sustainable ways to handle your C&D waste. Having less waste to worry about saves you time, money, and valuable labor. Adopt green building methods like designing structures for the long term use and use designs to allow deconstruction. Also, you can focus on preserving the existing buildings.
Reduce at the source by sourcing enough building materials that come with sustainable packaging. This works when you have a plan and materials estimate for your project.
These construction techniques ensure that you produce less to none construction waste in the first place. Reducing waste at the source saves more landfill space, cuts on construction or demolition expenses, and protects our natural resources.
Salvage and reuse
Another best way to handle waste from your site is to salvage and reuse the debris. Before you tear down a building, assess if you can deconstruct and salvage some of the demolition waste for reuse. You can use assessment tools to gauge if your building is fit for deconstruction, and you can recover materials with architectural value.
Recover components like windows, doors, woods, bricks, glass, appliances, furniture, plumbing fixtures, and land clearing materials. Divert these items or donate to organizations and charity projects that may need them. Store the salvaged materials in good condition for use in the future.
Recycle construction debris
Sometimes you may not recover everything during a demo or construction, and you end up with waste that you cannot divert for other projects. The best to do with this waste is to recycle. Find your local recycler and see the type of construction materials they recycle. At Tucson Waste Services, we recycle construction garbage like metals, ceramic tiles, drywall, concrete, lumber, asphalt, blocks, and much more. Prepare your waste on the site ready for recycling using different dumpster boxes. You can also use commingled recycling, where your hauler takes care of sorting and separating recyclables, or mixed recycling, where you put similar recyclables in one dumpster to make everything seamless.
Get a roll-off container for the rest of the waste.
As the industry’s pros, we understand that there is always some debris that you cannot reuse or recycle. The most efficient way to manage this type of waste is to hire a roll-off container. Tucson roll-off dumpsters are in a variety of sizes for any amount of trash and debris. Have a dumpster on your project site and toss in the garbage to the limit and contact your hauler. The professionals here at Tucson Waste Services know the best ways to discard construction waste safely.
Handle construction waste like a pro.
There are myriad and safe things to do with your debris from a project site. Focus on more sustainable construction disposal ways, and you will benefit more from the garbage.
Do you need help with C&D recycling? That is one of our areas of expertise. Contact Tucson Waste Services today to get a dumpster rental for your construction job.