Building rubble - a perennial problem
Never underestimate the amount of rubbish generated on a building construction project. This could be:
Getting rid of building rubbish is expensive, so many contractors will try:
Reducing building rubbish
Construction waste can be reduced by:
Conclusion - minimising waste
Construction waste if it isn't regularly cleared makes the project site look untidy and it can be a trip hazard causing injury. Uncontrolled dumping of waste on the site could lead to contamination of other materials, including the ground, resulting in a bigger problem to clean up. Stored waste, particularly foodstuffs, attract rodents. Neighbours will object when waste papers blow around the neighbourhood, unpleasant odours emanate from piles of rubbish, or when building rubble blocks sidewalks and roads. Rubble entering storm-water drains will cause blockages which could create localised flooding of the site, neighbours and the street.
Ensure your building contractors keep your project site clean. Limit waste, breakages and rework and recycle wherever possible. You will have happier neighbours, a safer project site, and inevitably lower costs.
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