Nationally, total building-related construction and demolition waste reaches an estimated 135.5 million tons per year, which represents 30 percent of the total waste stream. How much waste is your latest home construction racking up?
The average new construction project amasses 3.9 points of waste per square foot.
Building homes is a messy business, with more waste than many future homeowners realize. Even with waste diversion practices to keep waste at a minimum, contractors still have to worry about managing waste and paying steep fees for waste haul-offs.
Maintaining a Safe, Professional Worksite
Keeping a clean worksite matters. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires construction companies to maintain clean job sites for worker safety. Debris needs to be contained in dumpsters because when left lying around, the likelihood of injury increases dramatically. Wood scraps, nails, and other waste that can’t fit in an overflowing dumpster can lead to a serious injury.
Why else is it important to keep your worksite clean?
- Productivity: Time isn’t wasted looking for missing tools that get lost in a cluttered job site.
- Reputation: Keep up your identity as a professional contractor with an immaculate worksite.
Plus, more and more homeowners are requesting green building practices, and some states are even requiring it. This is one way to reduce the volume of trash you send to the landfill and limit the number of trips to the dump, therefore lowering your carbon footprint.
With an on-site dumpster, construction waste can be managed in one central location, but what happens when that dumpster is full? You either have to deal with an unsafe, unsightly, overflowing dumpster that could tarnish your reputation, or you have to deal with waste management companies, paying for expensive haul-offs that take days to execute.
At Smash My Trash, we know there’s a better way to manage your construction waste—one that is more cost-efficient and convenient for you.
Save Money and Time with Smash My Trash
Home construction contractors pay hundreds of dollars a week for waste removal services. If you build year-round, this can equate to tens of thousands of dollars every week in waste removal, cutting into your profits or forcing you to charge your clients higher prices. Either way, it’s not an efficient solution.
Most waste removal companies charge you in one of two ways:
- By total weight
- By number of haul-offs
Either way, they’re adding in all kinds of unnecessary fees every time you call them for a haul-off for things like mileage, landfill fees, gate fees, and more.
How can we help?
Smash My Trash reduces the total volume of your waste by as much as 70 percent. If you pay a flat fee for each haul-off, you’ll be paying for fewer visits. If you pay by weight, you’ll still pay for the poundage, but you won’t be paying for as many trips. You’ll pay less in all the extraneous fees that waste management companies charge you.
As a contractor, you’re also at the mercy of these waste management companies. Once your commercial dumpster is full, you call to schedule a pickup, but you may have to wait days or even a full week for a haul-off.
And during this time, you’re dealing with an already-full waste receptacle. You either have to wait for a haul-off or pile construction waste outside the dumpster, leaving an eyesore—and a major risk—visible on your worksite.
Improve Your Home Construction Waste Management
It’s time to innovate your business practices. Smash My Trash’s budget-friendly services are an unobtrusive way to keep your waste management costs low and spend less time hassling with waste companies that make the process all-too complicated.
We’re here to help your home construction company by:
- Reduce the total volume of waste in your dumpster
- Save you time in managing the dumpsters
- Lower your waste removal service costs
- Help you make environmentally-friendly choices
Learn more about how our services can lower your operational costs and make it easier to focus on the task at hand. We’re to offer game-changing home construction waste management solutions. Discover more by scheduling a free demo today!