Construction Debris Removal, Carlisle
Construction waste is a product of commercial and home building, and renovation projects, and always need to be hauled away from the site. The construction debris that builds up as construction progresses, can get in the way of building progress, and its removal and disposal require good management. Not only that, if too much construction waste is generated, it could have a severe impact on the cost of the project.
This is where Rubbish Removal Carlisle can be of assistance. Our services include the collection and disposal of construction waste in the Carlisle area, where, as a local junk hauler, we are equipped to provide you with waste management advice and hauling services.
Ways of Dealing with Construction Waste
When looking at the makeup of construction waste, it frequently originates from demolition activities. Most large scale demolitions are mechanical, resulting in all different materials being mixed in piles of debris. This makes the separation of individual components difficult, if not impossible. We recommend the principle of deconstruction to be able to facilitate easier recycling of construction waste.
There are ways to reuse and recycle construction debris.
- Wood is commonly found in construction debris. It is nearly always reused or recycled.
- Bricks, concrete, and other cement products along with masonry can be reused as aggregate when crushed. This aggregate provides a strong base for paths, driveways, roads, and filling in of waterlogged areas.
- Steel and other metal products can be dismantled from the rest and be recycled.
- Packing materials like cardboard, or paper, are easily recyclable.
- Plastic waste must always be recycled.
- All glass waste can be recycled without having to go to the landfill.
Care must be taken with hazardous materials that may be amongst the construction debris. Here, we can advise you on the safe disposal thereof:
- Plasterboards, which are made of gypsum, are banned from landfill sites as they contain sulphites.
- Electrical cables need to be treated with care.
- Coal, oil, tar, oil based paint, and varnish remover are potentially harmful to the environment
- Old buildings may contain asbestos, a product known to be dangerous to health.
It is well advised to separate these components from your construction waste at all times.
Reducing Your Construction Waste
Most construction waste materials can be reused or recycled. The principle that is often included in waste management plans follow an order (see below) on ways to dispose of waste:
These are as follows:
Of these, the most money can be saved by reducing the amount of waste generated during a construction project. Recycling and reusing are great alternatives to disposing of waste in the landfill.
Ways to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Construction Waste
While reducing is the first and best option, and a money saver, we ask that to try and preserve our environment in Wrexham, the next best options are recycling or reuse.
- Try and reduce waste by accurately estimating the amount of materials needed for a job. For example, plumbing supplies should be the correct lengths, so that offcuts are minimalized.
- Consider the use of demolished materials for other projects or buildings.
- Packaging can be returned to suppliers for reuse.
- Allow us to give you advice on how to ensure that most of your construction debris is recycled.
- Start with the separation, so that we can collect it easily. Using different coloured bins to collect paper, plastic and glass will make it easy for your staff to allocate the different categories for recycling.
With the focus on reducing the pressure on landfills, governments, and local authorities have laws and programs in place to get society and business to help with the reduction of waste.
- Prevention: Waste carriers must be licensed and comply with the rules related to disposal of waste. This is aimed at preventing illegal dumping especially.
- Minimization programs, particularly in business, are designed to eliminate the generation of waste materials like construction debris altogether.
- Recovery is a principle that encourages the use of waste products in the production of new products, such as glass or aluminium in drinks containers.
Who Can Help Reduce Construction Waste?
There are many role players in building and construction projects who play a key role in contributing to a successful waste management plan. All these roles are specialized in their fields of activity, and each one has something to add.
- Developers are normally big thinkers and spend a lot of money on new projects. Budgeting is key, and any wastage caused by excessive construction debris negatively affects the profitability of the venture.
- Architects have a big role to play in estimating costs of construction and can help monitor construction waste percentages. This will help the owner keep within budget and if necessary, reward those who have implemented a good waste control plan.
- Designers are the creative minds behind a development and can influence the use of “green” technologies to save costs down the line and help minimize materials needed for projects.
- Contractors and builders are the ones at the coalface responsible for the actual building. They are ultimately the ones who would be blamed if construction waste escalates beyond the projected amount at the beginning of the contract. Alternatively, an aware contractor is likely to be good at controlling construction waste.
- The involvement of town planners in construction is important as they have exceptionally good knowledge of the regulations applicable to building and approve plans prior to the commencement of the project.
Benefits of Reducing Levels of Construction Waste
All involved in the construction process are expected to contribute to a waste management plan in some way.
- The achievement of budget and percentage construction waste not being exceeded will save on unnecessary penalties being imposed.
- Our landfills will benefit if there is less construction waste going into them.
- The environment will be improved as more reuse, recycling, and responsible construction debris is disposed of.
Why Choose Little Green Junk Carlisle
At Little Green Junk Carlisle, we collect and dispose of all kinds of waste. We can remove your construction waste and debris in the Carlisle area. We are a licensed waste removal company, and you can be assured we are as committed to a clean environment as you are. Please contact us for a free, no obligation quote. We look forward to hearing from you.
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