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Managing Construction Trash Removal in Austin, TX

May 24, 2019.

Whether you’re planning a few upgrades and updates for the home you’ve lived in for years or you’re in the planning stages of a studs-out remodel, one of the most important aspects of your project is one you might not expect. Construction trash removal can make or break your entire project, leaving your site a cluttered mess strewn with safety hazards. Improper waste management on a build site can slow productivity to a crawl and introduce a host of potential injuries, making it harder to meet deadlines safely and efficiently than you may have imagined.

Safety hazards aren’t the only thing you’ll need to contend with, either. The City of Austin is working hard toward a Zero Waste goal, which means city ordinances have a substantial impact on how and where you can dispose of construction and demolition waste. For these reasons, it’s always wise to invest some time before your construction or demolition project begins into investigating ethical, legal and responsible waste management. Knowing what is –and what isn’t—acceptable can mean the difference between a relatively smooth construction experience or one fraught with pitfalls, drawbacks and unpleasant surprises. You don’t have to become an expert in state, local and federal disposal statutes to stay on the right side of the law, though, and you don’t have to learn all there is to know about green disposal to minimize your environmental impact. You just need trustworthy, reliable service partners.

What You Should Know About Construction Trash Removal

Austin Resource Recovery provides twice-yearly pickup of bulk items on a schedule determined by the city. This service does provide collection for carpeting, doors, rolled fencing or lumber free of any nails. To take advantage of this service, you’ll need to make sure you don’t include any other construction and demolition debris, however, and you’ll have to schedule your projects around the two days per year these items are collected.

Few Austinites have the luxury of planning their home improvement projects around the Austin Resource Recovery schedule, but deadlines aren’t your only concern. Despite those lofty Zero Waste goals, carpeting and lumber will be taken to the local landfill. This is even true for unblemished, usable lumber, which means it’s far from the most sustainable option available. When you consider how little Austin Resource Recovery accepts on these special collection days, how infrequent those days are and the environmental impact, it just doesn’t seem to be the best choice.

With municipal waste collection all but useless for property owners in the midst of a project involving construction, trash removal can quickly become an obstacle. Hauling away waste yourself means taking time away from the work of improving your property as you invest hours or even days into simply getting rid of debris. If you don’t have access to a suitable vehicle, you won’t just be on the hook for the heavy lifting, either. You’ll have to pay rental, insurance and administrative fees to gain access to a truck, then you’ll be stuck with fueling costs and any processing fees at local landfills or recycling centers. You’ll have to plot your course accordingly, making sure all items are taken to the appropriate location. This can mean multiple trips to numerous locations, a task which can demand so much of your time that the entire project falls behind schedule.

Your other option, of course, is to work with seasoned professionals. Construction trash removal can be a demanding job, and it requires more attention to detail than many property owners initially realize. Working with professionals allows you to outsource this unique task, one which can be handled with ease by professionals but has the potential to derail an entire project if handled carelessly.

Choosing a Construction Trash Removal Solution

You want to keep your worksite clean and safe for everyone working there, and you want to minimize the environmental impact of your project. At Jiffy Junk, we understand how difficult it can be to balance your dedication to making ecologically sound choices against the need to keep a remodeling, construction or demolition site free of potentially dangerous debris.

Our white-glove service promise means we offer more than just construction trash removal. We work with our clients to find the most ethical possible disposal for everything from unwanted furniture and household items to outgrown clothing, from lawn and landscaping debris to demolition rubble. Our seasoned and experienced professionals will come to your site to collect anything you no longer need or want, and we’ll work to find the greenest possible disposal solution for each item. Jiffy Junk collection techs separate anything in usable condition for donation to charitable organizations, from a hand-me-down sofa to lumber and building materials bound for home construction charities. What we cannot donate, we work hard to divert from a landfill whenever possible by recycling, working with salvage programs and connecting with community initiatives designed to limit landfill dumping.

Because we truly believe in providing the very best in white-glove general and construction trash removal, we do all the heavy lifting and all the hauling. Not only do you get out of hauling heavy, ungainly and potentially hazardous items down to the curb; you don’t have to lift a finger at all. Our pros will uninstall appliances you no longer want or need and will even tear up carpeting as part of the disposal process. In the end, you’re left with a clean space and a clear conscience, and you’re also positioned to bring the project to a close on time and within budget. Whether you need one-time cleanup or ongoing removal over the course of your entire building process, we’ll work with you to determine the schedule and services that best meet your needs. At Jiffy Junk, we always put the customer first and we work hard to provide the kind of service you’d be proud to recommend.

Don’t let construction waste, demolition rubble or the castoffs of your home improvement projects demand more of your time and energy than is necessary. Call us today and find out how Jiffy Junk can make quick work of even the largest construction trash removal job.

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