As a contractor, have you ever wondered how much actual debris and waste is produced on your job sites? Or have you ever wondered how much of that material could actually be reused somewhere, somehow? The truth is, in a typical residential remodel, for example, almost 75% of the debris can be recycled. Which means that construction waste disposal does not automatically mean a trip to the dump!
Why Recycling Changes Your Construction Waste Disposal Options
So how much construction waste is typically produced on a project? A breakdown of the average C&D (Construction & Demolition) types of debris would look like this:
- 6 % Residential construction
- 3% Non-residential construction
- 11% Residential demolition
- 39% Non-residential demolition
- 22% Residential renovation
- 19% Non-residential renovation
While non-residential, or commercial, demolition produces almost 40 percent of the overall C&D waste generated in the U.S. this is probably not a surprise to contractors. What might be surprising, however, is the 22 percent that is made up of debris from residential renovations. This is particularly significant in light of the fact that a great deal of construction waste and debris can be recycled.
Give Me Your Construction Waste!
Too many contractors fail to take advantage of the fact that there is a viable market for much of the waste and debris that gets generated at a typical job site. If we look at another breakdown of waste, this time a typical renovation or remodel, we find that 75 percent of the “waste”often wasted by going into a landfill can be recycled:
- 3% Metals
- 5% Masonry
- 8% Drywall
- 9% Architectural elements
- 20% Cardboard
- 30% Wood
This leaves only about 25 percent of the materials produced that cannot be effectively reused or recycled. Imagine being able to eliminate up to 75 percent of the solid waste from construction firms out from the landfills. Especially in light of the fact that in the U.S. alone, construction accounts for almost 170 million tons of debris each year, according to the EPA.
Making Recycling a First Option for Your Construction Waste Disposal Plan
The best option is to outsource your construction waste disposal to reputable trash removal companies such as Junk King. By hiring a professional you can rest assured that construction waste disposal will be handled safely, quickly and properly.
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly construction waste disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete. Whether you need our services several times during a construction project or just once after it is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that the construction debris is out of your way so that you can get on with the job.
Our team specializes in construction waste removal. We can be at your facility in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.