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Demolition Waste Removal: Understanding Your Options

September 9, 2017.

When you’re in the middle of a major renovation or demolition project, the last thing you want to worry about is waste management. Dealing with the detritus from a full demo project can be daunting, but it’s a crucial part of project management. Debris presents not only a serious safety hazard, but also makes the environment less navigable and less conducive to productive work.

Whether you’re knocking down walls or tearing down an entire structure, you must have a plan in place for disposal. After all, the end goal is a clean and rejuvenated space. You won’t be able to meet that goal if all the rubble from demolition is still lurking about, and you won’t be able to guarantee the safety of your household, your neighborhood or the planet as a whole if you don’t take direct action in regard to potentially hazardous waste.

What You Should Know About Demolition Debris

Ideally, you’ll have a working knowledge of the health and safety hazards related to demolition and construction waste before you begin your project. This is especially important if you’re renovating a structure built before 1980, when hazardous materials like lead paint and asbestos were in wide use.

Local, state and federal laws will also mandate how and where you can dispose of waste resulting from a demolition or renovation project. In New York, treated lumber, petroleum products and roofing materials are just a sampling of the waste types banned from dump sites and landfills.

While it’s of vital importance that you take the proper precautions to protect the health and safety of your household, it’s just as important to be sure you’re protecting your neighbors while staying on the right side of the law. Because there are so many different guidelines for handling and disposal of demolition debris, it can quickly become overwhelming to the average do-it-yourself homeowner or small contractor.

Taking the Headache Out of Demolition Waste Removal

If the most stressful aspect of your renovation project is the prospect of managing demolition waste removal, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re a property owner tackling major repairs and renovations yourself, or a small contractor without a waste management division, our professional service providers take all the stress out of managing waste for any size project.

Jiffy Junk technicians serve residential and commercial clients throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, offering full-service white-glove hauling and disposal. We’ll come to your work site to remove the demo debris, all with a focus on ethical and responsible waste disposal. Recyclable or salvageable materials will be taken to the appropriate locations, keeping them out of a local landfill. Hazardous waste will be managed in accordance with all local, state and federal guidelines.

When you work with Jiffy Junk, you never have to worry about the environmental impact of your demolition or the safety of your neighbors. You also don’t have to become an expert in allowable materials versus potentially hazardous ones or worry about inadvertently breaking the law. Call today: 844-543-3966.

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