As an owner of a construction company, you know building is only a part of your job. The opposite—demolition—is also often a major task you have to undertake. Even if you aren’t demolishing old buildings to make way for new ones, you also generate a good amount of rubbish during any project. You have to do something with this trash. One great way is to work with a junk hauling and dumpster rental company like Junk King North Houston. We can help you get rid of any garbage you have on-site, allowing your team to focus on the project instead of the trash.
Construction Sites and Garbage
What junk will you have to deal with as a construction company owner? There’s a good amount of different types of debris. The first type comes with preparing the land for building upon. If there’s an existing structure that you’re getting rid of, the demolition part of the process is going to generate a large amount of debris. You’ll need to have all of this junk removed before you can do anything. Often, that means using large machinery to knock the building down, then placing it in dumpsters or on large trucks. Even if you’re just demolishing a small shed or other building, you’re still going to have some debris to remove.
Even if you start with untouched land, there’s still going to be some debris. You may have to remove trees or get rid of out-of-control landscaping. The land may not be level enough to build on, either, so some dirt may need to be removed. All of that must be removed from the site before you can bring in all of your equipment and begin the build.
Once you start construction, there’s still more debris that has to be hauled away. You’ll be cutting wood, metal, and other materials to fit the blueprints, leaving behind small pieces that can’t be used for anything else. This trash has to go somewhere. It may not seem like much when you only have a few inches of leftover wood, but these small remnants add up over time. You may also have packaging and other materials used to transport your supplies that will need to be thrown away. If you let any of this garbage pile up, it can quickly get out of hand.
Dumpster or Junk Hauling?
This leads to the question: do you need to rent a dumpster for your next construction job or should you use a junk hauling service? It depends, and in some cases, you may want to use both. You may want to make use of junk hauling after you tear down any existing structures. You need that junk to get cleared out of the space quickly, so you may not have time to wait for dumpster pickup. There may also be so much debris that a single dumpster won’t be enough. Having a few trucks that can haul off all the debris at once can be helpful.
However, once that’s done, you’ll definitely want to have a dumpster on site for the amount of trash you generate on a daily basis. All that packaging and leftover material has to go somewhere. Garbage cans aren’t going to be enough. You’ll need to have a good-sized dumpster to hold all of it. You’ll probably need to have that dumpster emptied regularly, too. If you use junk hauling for this, you’ll still have to have some place to put all the trash. Why not simply have a dumpster to throw it all in? This will keep the trash contained and make it much easier to haul it away.
If you don’t have much to clear away from the site before work can commence, you may simply need to have a dumpster brought in. During the project, if you notice that your dumpster is filling up often or that you suddenly have too much trash for it to hold, you may need to have Junk King bring in a large truck and empty your dumpster. We can then change your dumpster pickup schedule so that it is emptied more often.
Why It’s Important to Remove Debris from the Work Site
Why should you be so concerned about the amount of trash that accumulates at your work site? Why not wait until the end to get rid of it all? There are a few different reasons. Many construction sites generate a lot of debris. If you’re working on a large project, you’re going to have a lot of materials coming in and out. You’ll have packaging to deal with along with the small ends and other remainders of materials to throw away. You may have to do additional leveling in some areas, so you may have some additional grass and landscaping to remove. If something is done wrong and the material can’t be reused, you’ll have those materials to throw away, too.
All of this trash adds up. When it does, it can take up vital room that you need for parking, storage, or working. Your team’s workspace may continue to get smaller and smaller as the trash adds up. It can become harder and harder to find space to get work done.
This also opens up a number of safety concerns. A lack of space can lead to accidents, especially if your crew doesn’t have the space to move around safely. Trash all over can result in trips, too. Someone could easily fall over small pieces of debris since they make the walkway uneven. It’s even possible someone could cut themselves on the sharp corners of leftover material. Putting it all in a dumpster gets it out of the way and keeps all the trash contained to one area. It’s much safer than piling it up somewhere.
What Junk King Offers
Junk King North Houston offers both junk hauling and dumpster rental for residents and businesses in the area. We can come haul off any debris you have, plus our dumpsters are designed to fit in small areas while still providing a good amount of space. We will work with you to determine the right option for you and your budget as well as your schedule.
Unlike some junk hauling or dumpster rental companies, Junk King hauls away a large amount of stuff. We can take just about anything as long as it isn’t hazardous waste. If you’re demolishing a structure that still contains furniture or appliances, we can take those out for you. We also handle electronic waste, yard waste, construction waste, and much more. We can even dispose of paint as long as it’s mixed with a solidifying agent such as sawdust or cat litter.
We Recycle and Donate What We Can
Unlike some companies, we don’t simply haul everything straight to the landfill. Instead, we go through the truck or dumpster and sort it into three piles. If anything can be donated, such as furniture that’s still in good condition or an appliance that still works, we will pass it along to one of our North Houston partner agencies. These organizations see to it that the items get to those in need. While this may not be something that happens too often with construction, we will make sure anything you do have that can be used is donated.
It’s much more likely that you will have leftover materials that can be recycled. Wood, metal, and other types of materials that are untreated, which is typically the case with scraps left over from construction, can be recycled. We work closely with different recycling companies to take these scraps or old materials and recycle them. Our goal is to limit what goes to the landfill, and by donating and recycling, we have greatly cut down our impact on the environment.
That’s not to say that we don’t still take things to the dump. Unfortunately, there are a number of items and materials that still cannot be recycled or reused. In some cases, we do still have to use a landfill. However, what ends up there from one of our trucks or dumpsters is only a fraction of what we pick up.
Our Pricing Structure
We charge by how much space your trash uses in our dumpster. This means when you have a full dumpster, you’ll pay the maximum price. However, if you have a period where you don’t create that much trash, you’ll pay less. This means that towards the end of the project when most of the major construction is done, you won’t be charged as much. This helps keep your costs down. All of our rental fees are fully transparent, so you’ll know exactly what you’re paying for.
For our junk hauling service, we’ll give you a transparent, free estimate before we start. There’s no obligation to use our services even after you get a quote, so you can compare pricing with our competitors if you like. In the end, though, we truly believe you’ll find that Junk King North Houston offers the most comprehensive services at the best prices.
Want to know more? Give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK or send us a text to 737-888-8565.