December 13, 2017.
Has the lack of a cohesive waste management plan slowed progress on your construction project? Whether you’re a small contractor or an enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer, making the best possible use of your time is key to success. Time really is money, and a slipshod approach to managing waste can cost you on all fronts.
How Construction Trash Removal Affects Your Progress
There are several snags you can expect to hit over the course of a build if you’re not managing waste effectively.
First and foremost, scattered debris presents a serious safety hazard. Trips, falls and other injuries will set your progress back substantially, not to mention causing potential liability issues. There’s also the potential to run afoul of local ordinances, as well as state and federal disposal laws.
Getting rid of construction debris responsibly and ethically means more than simply tossing it into a dumpster, where it will inevitably find its way into a landfill. Ecological and environmental impact aside, do you know what you are and are not allowed to send to a landfill in your area? Federal laws mandate that certain types of hazardous waste be managed according to special guidelines, but further requirements put in place by state and local governments often go farther than federal guidelines.
Unless you’re prepared to invest a substantial amount of time and energy into researching legal compliance, there’s a strong chance you could accidentally break the law. Fines and fees can make a big dent in your budget, while also wrecking your project timeline. This is all before you even have a chance to arrange transportation, designate labor for ongoing site cleanup, or find recycling centers.
When you take a step back and have a good look at the big picture, waste management can seem as complicated and time-consuming as the demolition and building aspects of your project. For many small contractors and homeowners, outsourcing debris removal to knowledgeable professionals is the best possible investment. You’re able to focus your energy on building and you don’t have to waste expensive skilled contracting labor on trash duty.
Streamlining Construction and Demolition Waste Management
You need to keep things moving quickly, maintain a safe and clean job site, and ensure you’re on the right side of the law. You must do all of this while also ensuring the building progress. Juggling all these duties, especially as a DIY homeowner, can be a real challenge.
At Jiffy Junk, our expert technicians know how important construction trash removal is to the overall success of your project. We’re also wholly committed to environmental best practices, with a deep understanding of local, state and federal disposal laws. We’ll come to your job site to remove debris and haul away waste, then we’ll make sure it’s managed in the most environmentally responsible manner. We prioritize donation and recycling centers over landfills, dramatically decreasing the size of your project’s carbon footprint.
Serving all five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, we’re the professionals you can trust to keep your job site clean, safe, efficient and fully compliant with the law.
Call today: 844-543-3966.