In the United States, construction waste makes up about one-third of all trash nationwide. Many tons of this waste are headed for the country’s landfills and any effort to minimize this waste is important. All construction projects involve excavations and demolitions, and from a small home renovation project to a large commercial build, construction waste will happen. A licensed waste management company can deal with the construction waste removal.
Construction sites need this refuse to be removed regularly with minimal disruption to building activities. We at Little Green Junk Company can assist you with the collection and disposal of your construction waste in the York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg areas. We are a professional, construction junk hauling company, and we dispose of this junk in a responsible manner.
About a quarter of construction materials used on an average construction project will become waste. If this is added to the large amount of trash generated during demolition, it becomes clear that these amounts will pose a problem to our environment, and as much of this waste as possible should be kept out of our landfills.
If the emphasis is placed on deconstruction instead of demolition, more usable materials will be recovered, less waste will be generated, and consequently less landing up in landfills.
Below are a few ways of reusing and recycling construction debris.
It is important to separate construction waste that may contain hazardous materials that have a negative effect on health and the environment, and these require specialist disposal techniques. Your junk removal company will be able to assist you with these. Some of these hazardous materials are:
This waste management hierarchy shows the steps applicable before disposing of waste. Materials that are reusable or recyclable will be removed before final disposal of the construction waste.
This method of organization of construction waste is considered industry best practice. Implementing these steps before disposal, will ensure that the amount of construction waste generated be reduced as much as possible.
Reduce where you can and look for ways of reusing or recycling before disposing.
Once these steps of reduce, reuse, and recycle have been followed, here are some ways of organizing responsible, sustainable disposal of construction waste.
It is important to include everyone involved in the building project to assist in reducing construction waste. There are many experts involved and their cooperation will make your task easier.
At Little Green Junk Company, we specialize in the collection and disposal of all kinds of waste. We can remove your construction waste and debris in the York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg areas efficiently, and at a time to suit you. We are a licensed waste removal company and you can be assured we are as committed to keeping our environment clean as you are. Please contact us at 717 467 0070 for a free, transparent, no obligation quote. We look forward to hearing from you.