In this era of elevated environmental consciousness, we are continually searching for the best ways to dispose of unwanted waste and materials. Practicing the three rules of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle can be challenging when it comes to construction and demolition debris. Construction and demolition debris is different from everyday household and commercial waste as it requires an entirely different disposal process.
Bulk amounts of debris that includes demolition and construction materials are subject to not only removal and disposal regulations but also require specialized equipment for removal. While many of these debris materials are non-hazardous, they can be difficult for project managers to remove safely.
Common Types Of Construction & Demolition Debris
Some of the most common construction and demolition debris materials include concrete, bricks, metal, glass, roofing materials, wood, plumbing fixtures, and wiring. By themselves, these materials are considered to be “clean” and therefore, may not be difficult to dispose of, but in a demolition scenario, they are mixed in bulk amounts, creating a more tedious removal task.
Reducing Construction Debris
Construction project managers may be able to reduce the number of unused materials by implementing proper planning and organizing during the ordering phase of their project. Demolition site managers will find that while they may not be able to reduce the amount of demolished debris, they may be able to reuse or recycle portions of it.
Careful Deconstruction Aids In Salvage
How construction is deconstructed can affect the number of materials that can be salvaged and either reused or recycled prior to ending up in the landfill. Many items such as concrete, soil, metals, and bricks can be easily reused for other projects or sold to companies that salvage certain materials.
Recycling Can Save Disposal Fees
Recycling of various construction and demolition materials can also save money on disposal fees while keeping items out of the landfill. There are countless recycling programs and facilities across the country that specialize in building materials, providing green options for project managers that ultimately help the environment as well as the project’s bottom line.
Trust The Professionals
When you need construction or demolition debris removal, it is important to contact professional companies that are well-versed in the process. Often, these companies assist in the process at the planning stages, ensuring the proper disposal of the materials.
If you are in need of construction debris removal or demolition debris removal, contact Griffin Contracting Inc. for professional and experienced contracting service.