After you have completed a construction project, it’s important to dispose of any building waste appropriately.
Building Waste Disposal
You should follow all necessary steps to avoid a fine or worse.
1. Take Note Of Hazardous Waste
Hazardous waste must be sorted and disposed of appropriately. Materials such as asbestos have specific disposal requirements and there are heavy penalties if they’re not followed.
2. Communicate With Your Building Company In Advance
Upfront communication is crucial. If you have a plan of materials that will need to be removed, take some time to sit down with your contractor and explain what you’d like to prioritise.
3. Look Into Donation Opportunities
Some of the materials may still be useful to someone. You could donate them to another project instead selling them. However, if you have materials with value – and the patience – look into opportunities to sell them. You may be able to recoup some of the money you invested into the project.
4. Ensure All Your Disposal Is Legal
It goes without saying, but never attempt to cut corners. There are always opportunities to make things easier but dumping everything in the wrong place can lead to significant fines.
5. Do You Need To Hire Your Own Skip?
Hiring your own skip is almost inevitable, especially with larger construction projects (where a Ro-Ro skip hire may be suitable). Sometimes this won’t be possible, if the materials you need to dispose contain hazardous waste as you must not contaminate a skip.
Following these five points is a good start into the proper disposal of building materials. There may be other details related to your specific situation so familiarise yourself with the full scope of duties placed upon you before commencing the project.
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