reducing demolition and construction waste

Reducing Demolition and Construction Waste

Demolition and construction jobs, no matter how small, create tons of waste—sometimes literally tons of it. Reducing the amount of waste generated by your residential or commercial project is not only good for the environment, but is also good for your back and wallet. Think about it: the less demolition and construction waste on your job site, the fewer trips you’ll need to make to the roll-off dumpster and the less time you’ll need to keep the rental. Here are some tips on how to reduce demolition and construction waste.

Reuse Salvaged Materials

Depending on the type of demolition and construction project you’re working on, you may be able to reuse salvaged materials in the new construction. Reusing salvaged materials will save you time and money, and the salvaged look may even add an interesting aesthetic dynamic to the new space you’re building.

Donate Salvageable Items to Charity

Even if you can’t find any good ways to reuse materials and items salvaged from the demolition, there are plenty of other people who can. Before you throw sinks, toilets, windows, doors, and any other similar items in your roll-off dumpster, contact a local salvage company or charity to see if they are interested in your usable building materials.

Sort the Waste on Site

If you are serious about reducing the amount of waste generated by your demolition and construction project, sort the waste on site before it reaches the processing facility. When recyclable and salvageable materials are lumped in with non-reusable waste, it can be hard for the people and machines tasked with sorting to pick out all the items and materials worth saving. By sorting your waste into different roll-off dumpsters, you can greatly help reduce the amount of accidental waste that gets through the recycling facility and ends up in the landfill. 

If you are planning a demolition and construction project, contact Santa Rita Waste Systems for all your waste management needs. We have a variety of roll-off dumpster rentals to choose from, and we offer flexible drop-off and pick-up services. Call us at (520) 624-0550 to learn more about our roll-off dumpster rentals in Tucson and the surrounding areas.