A General Contractors’ Guide to Waste Removal

A General Contractors’ Guide to Waste Removal

Being a contractor generally means that you are responsible for providing some of the material, labour, equipment (such as engineering vehicles and tools) and services necessary for the project. When undertaking a contracting project of any size, waste is something that you don’t want to have to worry about, but it is inevitable… and that’s where we are here to assist!

Filling your bin

When completing a general construction project, there is an array of materials you may need to dispose of, which is why mixed waste bins are your best bet; although, clean fill bins may also be used. These bins are sturdy and can carry a lot, but there are limits. Keep a close eye on what you toss into your dumpster. Be sure not to dispose of any prohibited items into your bin. These include batteries, asbestos, cleaning products or harsh chemicals, motor oils are a few items that cannot be thrown into your rental dumpster bin. You may also want to avoid putting too many heavy materials inside your dumpster rental. A bin can be loaded to the top rail, although, there needs to be enough space to cover the bin with a tarp upon removal. Despite being built to handle very heavy loads, an overload of items can happen.

Some common materials that are accepted in dumpster rental bins are:

  • Concrete Blocks
  • Wood
  • Cardboard
  • Roofing Shingles
  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Drywall
  • Asphalt
  • Old Plumbing
  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain
  • Other construction and building materials and demolition materials
  • Other non-hazardous materials of any kind

Choosing a Size For Your Contracting Project

Since most contracting projects are large (although they can range), they tend to produce a good amount of waste/garbage. Therefore,  it may be a good idea to look at the larger bins offered. A 30 yard or 40-yard bin rental may be ideal. The 30 and 40-yard bins are commonly used for large demolitions, large construction sites, large home cleanups and remodelling.