Hiring a clearance company to dispose of construction waste is a smart addition to your building site’s waste management strategy. There are a number of considerations you must make to comply with environmental legislation as it applies to the disposal of building site waste in London and a clearance company can ensure that your building project stays on the right side of the law.
According to best practise guidelines for disposal of construction waste, different types of waste must be segregated. This can be done by using a different skip for wood, metal and mixed materials. Chances are, however, that if you are undertaking a construction project in London, you don’t have the space for multiple skips. Even in the event that you do, having more than one skip can be expensive and both time-consuming to apply for and manage. A waste clearance company can help you recover recyclable materials from a mixed skip and ensure that you generate income from waste metals.
Preventing Dust and Debris
By using a clearance company on a regular schedule you can reduce the need to store large amounts of waste and as a result, prevent the build-up of dust and debris. London building sites are required to take measures to manage the air quality around building sites and scheduled collections by a clearance company save you time for other prevention practices like keeping vehicles clean and ensuring that hoses are on hand when working on dust-raising activities. Clearance company staff makes sure to sweep up after removing waste, leaving you with clean clear spaces to continue your project.
Reduce wasted labour
Managing your construction waste isn’t only about recycling and disposal. Waste management includes the effective use of labour and when it comes to being responsible for your own waste disposal, you will need to factor in extra labour hours, transportation costs and purchasing the right kind of vehicles to transport waste to different facilities. When you use a clearance company to get rid of building site waste, you save your construction workers from dealing with a number of extra tasks, minimise their risk of injury from over-handling of toxic materials and heavy debris, and ensure that you always have adequate transportation for the kinds of waste you need to get rid of. Clearance company staff are trained to complete the job in a timely fashion and adhere to health and safety guidelines that govern dealing with hazardous materials and lifting and carrying of heavy items.
Avoid heavy fines
A professional clearance company will be licensed to dispose of a range of construction materials and will ensure that waste is transported to fully authorised sites for reuse, recycling and destruction. By law, you are responsible for making sure that all waste is disposed of correctly and when you use a clearance company with a valid waste carriers registration certificate, you will not only be given the mandatory waste transfer note for your compliance records, but also the peace of mind that you won’t be hit with an unexpected fine for inadequate waste disposal.