Choosing General Contractors versus Subcontractors
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Choosing General Contractors versus Subcontractors

Hello, my name is Isabel, and I bought a fixer-upper house a few years ago. Through the years of having multiple projects done to my home I have had a lot of contractors in and out of the house, and I have learned how to effectively hire them and successfully work with them. I have worked with general contractors as well as specialists for things like roofing. If you aren't sure when to choose a general contractor over a subcontractor, take a look at the tips in my blog. They will inform, guide and help you. I am glad you found my blog. Enjoy reading!

Choosing General Contractors versus Subcontractors

Skip Bins | 3 Smart Ways To Optimise your Construction Material Waste

Rosalyn Hunt

If you're in the process of tearing down your old home to build a new one, chances are you're going to be stuck with plenty of construction waste from the teardown process. You'll need to find an Eco-friendly solution to manage your construction waste to reduce the impact of your project on the environment.

You'll need to consider how to dispose of fixtures, appliances and construction debris as smartly as possible, while minimising the trash as much as possible. While hiring skip bins are a given, you need to find alternative strategies to optimise your construction material waste:

Advance Planning of Construction Waste Inventory to Lessen Debris

Before you begin the teardown and plan your skip bin hire, evaluate ways that you can prevent waste, as much as possible. For example, list all the items, appliances and fixtures that can be salvaged – specific walls, bricks, scrap masonry, wood pieces, shredding paper, plug points, solid wood floors, doors, windows, sinks, bathtubs and power outlets.

When placing all your home items in boxes, ensure that you use reusable materials like blankets and cardboard boxes that won't need to be thrown out. You can then hire skin bins based on the estimated size of your debris after you have planned your construction waste inventory.

Plan Materials for Reuse

Remember that you don't always have to throw out everything. Some items work perfectly well if you reuse them. Instead of demolishing all your items, you can dismantle some of them to reuse or sell. For example, remove complete cabinets instead of tearing down and sell the reusable wood. Some of your reusable items can also be donated to thrift shops and charity organisations that are looking for quality merchandise. You can even hold a garage sale to sell your reusable home items. This is bound to reduce debris and help you optimise your construction waste.

Recycle Everything You Can

Before disposing off debris into skin bins, think about whether they can be recycled. If they can, be sure to throw them into the recyclable pile. Recyclable items include paper, cardboard, sawdust, wallboard, wood, aluminium items, glass windows, carpets, steel scrap and floorboards. Keep in mind that you cannot recycle items with paint, adhesives, chemicals or finishes – so you may need to strip your items bare before sending them for recycling. Make sure all your items can be recycled before dropping them off at a local recycling bin.

These Eco-friendly strategies will help you ensure minimal construction waste for skip bins. Contact a company such as Advance Waste Disposal to learn more.