Ask Your Contractor About Waste Management

When doing construction, you are going to be dealing with a lot of garbage and other materials. Before starting any project, make sure that you discuss a waste management plan with your contractor. This plan should include the environment, sludge and demolition factors.

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

In construction waste management, the first step is reducing the number of materials being used. Asking your contractor early on to be exact in what they need will help to prevent more waste down the road. Next, look at what can be reused, either for current or future projects. Finally, recycling items, such as timber and plastics, will help reduce any waste from going into landfills, saving both the environment and your wallet.

Getting Rid of Sludge

If your construction project produces sludge, you should make sure that your contractor has quality sludge dewatering equipment available. This is important for minimizing waste as well as improving overall cost efficiency. These systems work by removing the water from the sludge,  thereby reducing its weight and volume, translating to lower costs for both disposal and transportation.

Managing Demolition Waste

Before completing any waste management plan, make sure to consider the debris from demolition. The goal is to try to reduce the amount created. At the same time, you want to divert the remaining waste from ending up in a landfill. You can achieve this by looking at refocusing the recyclable or reusable materials back into the manufacturing and construction process as well as other suitable locations.

Remember that preventing the creation of excessive waste is just as important when coming up with a working waste management plan. Working with your contractor, you can successfully reduce the amount of waste your construction project creates and save both the environment and lower your overall costs.