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Building Waste

What is Building Waste?

Building Waste is one of the largest, heavy industry and voluminous waste generated across Australia. It consists of numerous materials, including concrete, bricks, wood, glass, blocks, concrete barriers, aggregates, rocks, debris, clay, metals, plastic, solvents, asbestos, gypsum, demolition of existing structures, and excavated soil. Building waste is one of the biggest rubbish contributors, if not segregated, recycled or treated, building waste can easily overflow in landfills.

Building Waste is a major waste stream that comes from projects such as construction, demolition, road planning, household renovations, land levelling, excavations and civil infrastructure maintenance. These activities, total or partial, generate a humongous amount of residual materials, scraps and waste. But rest assured, recycling of building waste is a high priority, due its recovery potential and high resource value.

Managing Building Waste

Rubbish removal should be first in your mind before starting a renovation project. There’s no harm in asking for cheap skip bin prices. Professional building and council codes have a strict waste management guideline for builders. This is to prevent health hazards and keep up with global safety regulations. Also you should be aware about this in order to avoid council fines.

If you build something, rubbish happens. If you dig stuff out, expect rubbish to pile up. It’s as simple as that! By being on top of your waste handling, you can focus on the other important things with the renovation. This will save you a lot of money in the long run. Also keep your construction schedule as planned, by avoiding any workflow disruption caused by building waste. Having rubbish cleared out efficiently will create more work space for the builders and construction crew. If you still don’t have a waste plan, talk to your contractor about your thoughts of bringing in a skip bin hire team. For sure, they’ll appreciate the extra hands onboard, as they can further anticipate the load of debris and scraps that needs to be cleared from the property on a regular basis.

Recycling Building Waste

Recycling construction and building waste is an opportunity you should take advantage of. This is an economically feasible way to save money and create less of an environmental impact by decreasing the burden of building waste from directly going into landfill. All it takes is an eager crew to do the on-site separation of the building waste materials, ask your contractor or assign people to do this. This is a step towards positive sustainability and greater waste reduction.

Here are some ways we can manage and recycle building waste

Put the Old into the New

You can recycle and salvage materials by using them and putting them back into use in your new building project. By integrating it back into your property, you get to refine your waste stream and save costs on construction materials. Sort out the building waste, see what is still fit and suitable for reuse. Some items though can’t be integrated into the foundations or posts but maybe used in remodeling the interiors.

Build to Standard

Have less wastage by planning what you intend to cut from your raw materials. Talk with your designer or architect to make sure of this in the planning stages, so you can have your layout or frames measured in standard dimensions. This will result in less scrap and more usable left overs for your building project.

Deconstruct Instead of Demolish

You don’t have to go full Donkey Kong on your construction project and have a riot with your wrecking crew. If demolition is required in some areas, consider deconstructing first, by disassembling existing structures or large pieces into small usable chunks. Retrieve pieces that can prove to be valuable such as fixtures or metals. You can sell these portions as salvaged pieces or sell it in bulk to other contractors.

Have a Plan in Mind

Construction workers know when the building waste piles up, so does the work. For construction and renovation activities, there is often be a massive clean-up. A rubbish removal team should be used to haul away the rubbish regularly to avoid any interruptions in the construction schedule. Plus the rubbish should be loaded efficiently and safely to avoid any workplace injuries and safety hazards. And that’s possible through a responsible and efficient skip bin hire. With rubbish dealt with and out of the way, construction workers can focus solely on the building work at hand.

Using mobile skip bins in construction projects are also a cost-effective way to keep the rubbish problem from piling up. By placing mobile skip bins in designated areas where high-volume rubbish is created. Moving the mobile skip bins as frequently as possible across the build area, workers can consistently dispose of rubbish properly on their own. No more clutter or heaps of rubbish. All you need to do after is just wait for the skip bin hire team to pick up the mobile skip bin from your property. Call 1300 Skip Bins

At 1300 Skip Bins, we know renovations require a lot of hard work. It can be very messy and overwhelming for most property owners. Because we are experienced rubbish removal professionals, you can expect 1300 Skip Bins to easily remove all the bits and pieces of your building waste. We can walk you through the basics of our skip bin prices through booking a skip bin and then loading the skip bin properly before your scheduled pick-up.

In fact, you can get more value for your money by compacting and pressing down on the contents of the skip bin. This will squeeze out any space between materials, making more room in your skip bin for your waste materials. If you spend some extra time placing the contents of the skip bin neatly, you can be sure that you can fill it enough to lock the lid or cover before transport. Overflowing bins are not allowed to be transported for safety reasons; we want to avoid having building waste such as metal and wood flying off the trucks causing road hazards and further damage to the environment. We care about the safety of everyone, so we do encourage you to be thorough, check for hazardous materials which are not allowed in skip bins such as asbestos or toxic chemicals.

What kinds of building waste can be collected

  • Aluminium
  • Electrical Waste
  • Gypsum plasterboard
  • Nails
  • Rocks
  • Rubble
  • Sand
  • Bricks, tiles, pavers, clay
  • Concrete
  • Glass
  • Steel
  • Plastics
  • Paper
  • Timber/Wood
  • Carpet
  • Wood
  • Insulation

Dealing with Building Waste

If your renovation project is in need of a large scale clean-up, there are cheap skip bin hire services such as 1300 Skip Bins that can work alongside your construction activities, cleaning and loading building waste, so you can keep up with your construction schedule.

At 1300 Skip Bins, we can clear it all out for you at the best skip bin price possible. We offer high-quality skip bins and skip bin hire in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area. Consult us for a quick quote on your rubbish at no cost or obligation to you. The first step is just to call us or send us a message online, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

We have all-weather, sturdy skips in a variety of heavy-duty sizes. We can provide you with single skips, mini skips, open-top skips, lockable-lid skips, multiple skips and even mobile skip bins, whichever best suits your construction and renovation project.