Whether you’re building condominiums, paving roads, or remodeling an existing home, the accumulation of waste is part of all construction projects. To keep construction projects from getting messy, renting a dumpster or bin to manage bulk waste disposal is an essential component to keeping a worksite clean and safe.
The benefit of renting a dumpster or bin for your construction worksite is that it is a designated spot for easy storage of waste. Thus, when you cooperate with an experienced bulk waste disposal contractor, you are helping out the environment while saving money on disposal fees.
To ensure your construction project runs smoothly, we will first define what construction waste is, and then discuss 5 ways on how to tell if your worksite needs bulk waste disposal.
Construction waste (also known as demolition waste) consists of all the debris, textiles, and leftover materials produced by construction and demolition projects. Construction sites that work on different projects usually come across a variety of materials ranging from concrete, lumber, glass, pipe insulation, brick, drywall, textiles, and topsoil.
Part of determining if your worksite will require a waste disposal bin is to create a waste disposal plan. You should approach this plan with efficiency in mind, but include environmental and worker safety. Be sure that your plan lines up with all local and regional guidelines, and follows your industry regulations.
Here are the important factors that a waste disposal plan should consider:
Keep in mind that you should complete your construction waste disposal plan well ahead of time before the materials arrive on your worksite.
For the duration of the project, especially for long-term contracts, ensure you conduct routine waste audits on weekly or bi-weekly intervals. Here are a few essential points that a waste disposal plan should cover:
Conducting regular waste audits will guide you on how much waste disposal you need during the project, and also reveal if your subcontractors and construction team are abiding by the waste management protocols.
Allocating your construction team the additional time to conduct source separation on the worksite creates cost savings in the long run. Here is a list of items that should be separated by the type of material:
We recommend performing source separation throughout construction projects, as it leads to a more efficient project process and, ultimately, is environmentally friendly.
Your construction team should have your waste management policies in place, while your subcontractors should have their agreements that assign their responsibilities (separate from your protocol). Depending on the contract, the following items should be outlined with your subcontractors’ waste produced on the worksite:
It’s important to keep communication open to ensure your subcontractors follow their assigned protocols in order to solidify worker safety and abide by environmental regulations.
Once your waste disposal plan is in place, each member of your construction team should practice waste-reduction procedures. The following waste-reduction procedures should be executed on a worksite:
When your construction team practices waste-reduction strategies throughout the project, it creates an efficient flow of waste generated and keeps them aware of waste material management long before the project ends.
At Scarborough Disposal, we provide assistance for clearing out debris and waste materials removed at your worksite. We don’t lift or assist with loading the bin, so all you need to do is load the waste bin with your materials on your worksite. Here is a summary of the top 5 reasons to see if your worksite needs bulk waste disposal:
If you would like to request a free estimate on bulk waste disposal in Toronto, call Scarborough Disposal at (416) 265-7979 or contact us here.