Always here to provide you with expertise, Mile High Roll-Off Waste Systems has 4 tips for managing your construction waste. When you are working on large construction or demolition projects, creating waste is inevitable. However, there are a few steps that you can take to avoid generating huge piles of construction waste that all gets lumped together and shipped off to the landfill.
- Limit the waste you generate as much as possible
The single most effective way of saving money and being environmentally responsible is to limit the amount of waste that your project generates. Now, obviously, you cannot eliminate all waste and sometimes you still end up with a lot even though you used good practices, and that’s okay. Limiting the waste in the first place helps a lot with the rest of the disposal process, but there are still other ways of disposing of waste that saves you money and doesn’t land a lot of garbage in the landfill.
- Sort the waste you generate
This probably doesn’t sound like a very glamorous job, but sorting the waste is a major step in limiting the waste that goes to the landfill. On construction sites, waste is generally all heaped together while the project is ongoing and there are a lot of recyclable materials that end up mixed in with the regular waste. If you just haul it all off to the landfill, a lot of materials that could be reused end up in the landfill.
Some of those materials, such as copper, aluminum or other metals can even be sold so it can be worth your while to do the job. If you don’t want to take the time to sort the waste yourself, you can always hire a knowledgeable waste management company to do the dirty work for you.
- Haul it away
Once your waste is sorted and ready, it’s time to haul it to the correct location. You can either collect and haul it yourself or hire a company. We might be biased, but we think that a roll-off container from Mile High Roll-Off would be an excellent choice here. Keep in mind that waste will be going to different places depending on the type of waste and you should know where those are. Here again is the importance of limiting waste in the first place to save you money during this step.
- Recycle, reuse or even sell
You might not be aware of all the materials that don’t have to go to the landfill. That’s why it is important to talk to a reputable waste management company. You never know you could even literally be throwing money away if some of your items are eligible for resale.
We hope these 4 tips for managing your construction waste have been helpful. For answers to more questions about waste disposal, you can always talk to the friendly professionals here at Mile High Roll-Off Waste Systems. We can help you get your construction projects cleaned up quickly and for a reasonable price. Contact us today to reserve your dumpster!