Why Commercial Dumpsters Are a Necessity for Construction Sites

When you’re constructing a building, dumpsters are a must. Getting rid of commonly disposed of construction materials in Nashville, TN needs to be done by the book—and most books (such as state and local regulations) require waste to be disposed of in very specific ways.

Construction sites generate a lot of waste, from sawdust to gutted interiors. Being able to safely place them in a dumpster and have them hauled off saves you a great deal of time and expense compared to attempting to do it yourself.

Handling waste on your construction site

Not only will your waste company provide dumpsters for trash, but they can also help you determine what’s suitable for recycling—something that can save you money in dump fees and maybe even recoup a little of the cost from the recyclers. Items like tile, lumber, heavy metals, concrete, masonry, porcelain, carpet, insulation and rock are always in high demand.

On top of that, you’ll also help save the environment—something that is increasingly important to buyers these days. Why not make it easier on yourself by hiring a dumpster for your construction waste and recycling? Construction sites and waste management in Nashville, TN can work together to make everyone’s lives better.

Reducing waste at your construction site

Of course, the best way to get rid of waste at your construction site is to never have any in the first place. There have been many handbooks and guides written on the subject, but here are our four best tips to get rid of excess waste at your own construction site:

  • Plan ahead: The better you plan ahead to reduce your construction site waste, the better. No one goes onto a site thinking, “I’m going to make this the most wasteful job ever,” yet each year hundreds of tons of construction waste ends up in the landfill. What about the building or site can be recycled? Having a plan to reduce waste is key to your success.
  • Deconstruct, don’t demolish: As cool as videos of controlled implosions are (and they are indeed fun to watch), that’s not necessarily the most environmentally-friendly way to get things done. Reducing outdated, outmoded buildings to scraps and ash is interesting, but when said building has a lot of historical or architectural character, you might not be so quick to push the button. Deconstructing your building takes a little more time, but it also guarantees more material for you to use on other projects—or to recycle.
  • Reuse, recycle or donate the cream of the crop: Speaking of recycling, your plan should include not just what you plan to recycle, but also what you hope to gain and reuse (or donate) during the demolition process. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure—we hope!

For commercial dumpsters to place on your construction site, Griffin Waste Services can help. Give us a call today to talk about what you need and how you can recycle commonly disposed of construction materials in Nashville, TN with our assistance.

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