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Construction Waste Disposal for Contractors

June 22, 2016.

One of the many aspects of being a contractor is construction waste disposal. While your skill may be renovating or repairing homes or businesses, there is always debris that must be removed after most construction projects. If you are beginning a new business as an independent contractor, here is some information regarding construction waste disposal for your business.

The City of New York Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has compiled extensive research and regulations regarding waste disposal for the construction industries. The goal is to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. This is not just for cost considerations; it is also necessary for environmental protection initiatives.

According to the DDC, construction and design waste accounts for more than 60% of the solid waste in NYC. Using reusing, recycling and reducing strategies, there are ways to minimize the amount of solid waste that ends up in landfills. As a construction contractor, you need to be aware of these strategies so you can do your part for responsible waste disposal while keeping your overhead to a minimum.

Construction Waste Disposal Tips

To ensure that you are complying with the DDC recommendations for construction waste disposal, consider these tips. Not only are they good for the environment, but they can help keep your costs down for your business.

  • Reuse. Whenever possible, reuse materials instead of replacing them. If materials can be salvaged and used in the renovation, you and your clients can save money while reducing waste.
  • Reduce costs. Using only the amount of materials you need for your projects with the least amount of waste saves you money while reducing disposal costs.
  • Recycle. One of the most important aspects of reducing solid waste disposal in landfills is recycling. There are recycling centers for many of the materials used in construction, including wood, masonry, metal and cardboard.
  • Reduce space. For overhead costs, you can save money by reducing the space needed for containing your construction waste. In New York, space is at a premium. Removing your construction waste throughout your projects can reduce the amount of space you need, saving you money and increasing your profits.

As a business owner, you know that time is money. While waste disposal is part of your business, you don’t want to spend too much time or effort on this aspect of your construction projects. So instead of dedicating labor and equipment to disposing of your waste, consider the benefits of hiring Jiffy Junk for your construction waste disposal.

Jiffy Junk is Nassau and Suffolk county’s source for efficient waste removal and disposal. Our team can quickly remove your construction debris from your project sites and ensure that materials are recycled to meet the DDC expectations. We can even remove demolition debris from inside renovation projects. This can leave you and your crew with a clear, clean area to work in. Call us today to learn more about how we can be your partner for waste disposal.

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