Waste Management and Disposal at Construction Sites

A construction site is a place where there is loads of work and action, which means there is also going to be a lot of waste, every single day. Large amounts of waste at these sites is completely normal, and doesn’t really pose as a problem, as long as it is collected and disposed of in a disciplined and orderly manner. Supervisors and watchers need to be actively in charge of identifying, classifying and then, disposing different types of waste in a safe and appropriate manner.

Stones and Rubble

The first thing that anyone could picture at the mention of a construction site is stone, rubble, sand and dust. The amount of stone and rubble that would need to be disposed in a day could be unimaginably massive. Depending on the scale of the job, you may choose to dispose them, either at the end of every day, or every other day.

In some cases, you may even be able to collect them over three or four days and have them disposed all at once. Skip bins are great for collecting large and heavy waste for disposal. These bins also come in various sizes, making each of them ideal for a certain type and amount of waste. Look up 3M skip bin Geelong to find large bins for your construction site that’s located anywhere around Geelong.

Metal and Glass, Ceramics

Metal and glass are one of the top contents for disposal at construction sites.  Parts of different types of metal could be from various equipment used for construction, or from any material involved in the process. Glass is usually used in window constructions, but could be used for other purposes, too.

Additionally, there could be pieces of ceramic, mostly from fittings and tiles used when putting up a building.

All of this material needs to be collected and disposed of in a proper manner, so you won’t be charged or be facing any legal consequences.

Paper and Plastic

Most of the paper and plastic stuff in a construction site comes from the material used for the job. Basic Building material like cement and charcoal come in paper or plastic wrappings and packaging. Apart from that, all the fittings that you’d be putting up, such as tiles, door knobs, switches, taps, pipes, and everything else, are usually brought in boxes and packages, too.

These are normally easy to discard and dispose, however, it is still very important to maintain a certain order in putting these items away so that there won’t be any trouble or inconvenience caused to the construction workers, or to the environment and people around. 

Common Daily Waste

Then, there is also the common waste, such as tissue and napkins, food wrappers and packages, water bottles, empty cartons, and other packages from food, water, and other basic items used by workers at the site. Even though these are smaller in size and amount compared to the rest of the items above, they still could add up to make a huge quantity at the end of the day or two. Thus, it’s important to have them all collected carefully and discarded, so that the site and its surroundings aren’t littered and polluted.  

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