When my husband and I started buying bank-owned properties a few years back, I realized that clean-up was going to be a big part of the job. We were purchasing properties that were filled with trash, and it was really overwhelming at first. Fortunately, after cleaning up the mess on my own for a few houses, we wised up and started using a professional garbage removal company. In addition to hauling the garbage away quickly, they also took care of things like disposal fees and dumpster rentals. This blog is all about the advantages of expert garbage removal and why it is worth the investment.
From scrap building materials to empty material containers, if you are the manager of a construction site, you already know that a lot of waste just naturally comes with the territory. But unfortunately, garbage removal and dumpster rental costs could easily be one of the larger expenses you have. You may not be able to avoid all the waste that comes along with building something, but what you can do is get wise about how to save on garbage removal costs. Here are three easy ways you may be able to save money on the huge amount of waste you will produce during a construction project.
1. Go with large-scale construction dumpsters instead of smaller versions. - If you are working in a tight space, you may consider using a small rental dumpster or roll-off, but this is definitely not the most cost-effective way to go. Even if you have to slightly rearrange your construction site to make room, it is a much better idea to go with a large-scale waste receptacle than something smaller that will have to be retrieved and emptied more often. The more often the waste collection company has to return to retrieve or deliver a dumpster, the higher your fees are going to climb. Consider using a company like Michael's Rolloff Solutions for your construction dumpster rental.
2. Give away items that could be re-purposed. - There will be a lot of waste during a construction project that others would probably find to be useful. From small scrap pieces of lumber to leftover debris during cleanup, some of these items will be useful for crafters and DIY homeowners. Because most garbage collection companies charge by the ton of waste in a receptacle, giving away what others could want will actually help you save. Create a designated area where interested people can stop by and grab waste that you would otherwise be sending to the dump.
3. Repurpose waste at the construction site. - Some waste that results from construction processes can still be of use during construction. For example, rubble and gravel or chunks of concrete that result from concrete or masonry work can easily be used as backfill for a foundation, and you can always find a good spot to add leftover bits or strips of insulation. While making use of waste during construction can be more time consuming, it provides you a double whammy of savings in waste collection costs and in possibly not having to buy as many materials.Share