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Consumer Tips

Construction Clean-Up: A Guide to Correctly Handling Debris During a Construction Project

After a construction project, you are most likely often left with tons upon tons of waste.

For example, these remnants could be drywall, packaging, demolition debris, concrete or a range of other materials that are used to build. Whether you are going to remove these items yourself or you are going to hire someone or a company to do it for you, there are a few things that you need to know in order to clean up your site safely and ethically. Read on to find out more.

Get an estimate

The best way to efficiently handle debris clean up during and after a construction project is to make an accurate estimate of just how long it will take you and how much it is going to cost, for both during the project and after. If you have outsourced someone to do the clean up for you, such as a Melbourne cranes company or similar, they will most likely make a visit to your site to assess just what needs to be cleaned up and how long it will take. Don’t skip this step, as it is very important!

Manage time efficiently

As all construction projects run to a tight schedule and are time sensitive, it is imperative that you make sure that you perform all cleanup of debris quickly and efficiently. Respond quickly, work quickly, in order to complete the task within the required time frame.

Site cleanup and debris hauling

If you are outsourcing your cleanup, as most projects do, make sure that you choose a company that hauls away debris, trash and any remnants of the clean up from the site afterwards. A professional debris cleanup and removal company will dispose of everything and leave your site in a clean and safe state.

Proper disposal

Many states in Australia have laws for the proper cleanup of construction rubbish, materials and debris. Make sure that you and your company are aware of all the rules and regulations that you will have to abide by in your particular area.

As well as this, different materials will require a different way of disposal, and will usually have to be taken to a different area to be disposed of. Ensure you are across all of this information when cleaning up your construction site after a project.

Green processes

We all have to do our bit to try and keep our planet as clean and green as we possibly can.

As with any disposal of items, you will have to think about what debris you will be able to recycle, or how you are to dispose of these items safely and ethically. As well as this, some companies donate scraps or unused items to charities or other organisations in order to make use of what they didn’t need.

So next time you or your company is undertaking a construction project - no matter the size - ensure that you and your organisation know exactly how to dispose of debris both during and after the project is completed. Ensure that you get an accurate estimate of the cleanup, try and manage your time efficiently and work quickly and try to incorporate green processes wherever you can.

As well as this, if you are outsourcing your cleanup to a company, choose one that will haul away the debris and trash after the project, leaving your site safe and clean.