Managing Your Demolition Project's Waste

24 September 2020
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Demolition projects are major undertakings that can be essential for allowing your construction or renovation project to continue. As part of this process, there are likely to be large amounts of waste generated, and you will want to be sure that you are prepared to manage this part of the project.

Have An Effective Waste Disposal Set Up

One of the first things that you should do before you begin the actual demolition work should be to establish a plan and location for handling and storing the waste from this project. Unfortunately, individuals will often give this little consideration, which can lead to them finding that the waste site has become unsafe and sprawling. Furthermore, many waste disposal services will refuse to pick up loose demolition waste. Ideally, you should be sure to keep this waste in a container with a lid as this will allow you to keep it from filling with rainwater or allowing individuals to rummage through the debris.

Utilize Recycling Services Whenever Possible

Many of the materials from a demolition project can be easily recycled. For example, scrap metal will often be one of the most common materials that will be produced by demolition work. Additionally, this can be one of the easiest and most effective materials for you to recycle as it can be processed for reuse in new metal items. Additionally, many of the demolition metal recycling services that you can use may offer compensation for these items. Lastly, you can arrange for these services to visit your site regularly so that you can avoid letting scrap metal start to get backed up.

Use The Proper Equipment When Handling Sharp Metal

Whenever you or your workers are handling the scrap metal, you will want to be sure to use protective gloves. These metal surfaces can have rust and bacteria on them that can lead to a wound rapidly developing an infection. Additionally, the process of breaking down the metal can result in it developing sharp edges that could easily cause deep wounds. When buying protective gloves, you should always opt for those that are rated as offering protection against punctures. Standard gloves may simply be too soft, which could allow the edges of the metal objects to easily slice through them. In addition to protecting the hands, your feet should also be protected by wearing steel-toed shoes. This will reduce the risk of the foot or toes being damaged if a piece of heavy scrap metal gets dropped.

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