Combined with waste coming from demolition, junk from construction can be defined as demolition and construction waste – but there’s a small difference between the two.
Construction waste is often transported to landfills in open tracks or trailers. They are also more homogeneous, less weathered, and lighter when compared to demolition trash.
Construction dumpsters are primarily used for the storage of construction debris. These are popular during home renovations.
Your local construction debris removal company will have different sizes of dumpsters to choose from.
The portable dumpster gets delivered to your property– but the location and time you can keep it depends on your local council restrictions. Depending on the dumpster company, and the time you require it, you will have to pay either a hourly, daily, weekly or monthly fee.
You can dump rubbish in from above or walk up the ramp at the end of the dumpster and toss it in. After you’ve filled it, the dumpster company will come and pick it up.
It then gets distributed into land fill, waste facilities, or a recycling center.
Most rubbish is generated from refurbishment, construction, road works, and site clearances. You can generally classify them into two types non-inert and inert wastes.
Non-inert waste includes biodegradable products like timber, bamboo, vegetation, and packing materials. Most of these can be recycled and disposed easily.
Conversely, all inert forms are non-biodegradable. Rubble, bitumen, concrete, and other debris can be broken up and used for fill on farm properties.
Concrete and asphalt can also be recycled and reused for property maintenance or construction.
Options For Removing Or Disposing Of Trash
As far as junk removal is concerned, there are several options available.
If want to get rid of bulky items quickly, construction dumpsters are among the most popular solutions. They’re easy to manage, keep all your rubbish in one place and when you’ve filled it – the dumpster company will come and pick it up.
But that doesn’t mean all your junk will end up in landfill.
Rubbish companies are finding that it’s more viable to sort out the waste and make extra money by sorting it into their respective recycling groups.
This means lower costs for the consumer, and is better for the environment.
Strategies For Waste Management
Recycling companies always aim for a safe approach to waste management. Staff are encouraged to reduce the generation of trash by reusing as many items as possible through recycling.
This means less rubbish is going to landfill, which is cheaper for the company and in-turn the customer.
The generation of construction debris remains a significant issue. There needs to be a collaborative approach between construction companies, recycling services and consumers to ensure debris is managed, recycled and reused all in one place.
The construction industry is among one of the largest producers of rubbish. However, if designers, contractors, suppliers, and sub-contractors can also work together –they can reduce their environmental footprint.
This requires keeping on top of emerging technologies, good practices, and measuring the amount of waste being tossed into landfill.