There was a time, not so long ago, when it was easy to dispose of waste at a construction site. You had a 10 meter bin and when it got full it was trucked away. Those easy days are gone for a variety of reasons. However the need for waste management is still there whether you are operating a large construction site or a one-man handyman doing home repair. Newer, smaller skip bins are the answer to replace the old one-size-fits-all bin.
Changing Perspectives on Waste Management
Just as school children are learning to sort their rubbish, construction workers are having to learn to do the same. With more and more building being done to ‘green’ codes, those working in construction need to adapt. In 2012 the US, UK and Australia saw a 33-68% increase in amount of green construction. To meet new mandates found in the likes of the LEED or BREEAM standards, more buildings are being dismantled for reuse in newer construction as well as waster materials being recycled. This means on-site sorting of materials which needs to be easy and efficient.
Skip Bins Sizes
These days skip bins come in smaller, more manageable sizes. A homeowner or handyman doing small jobs may only need a 2-3 meter bin. These smaller skip bins can make moving them over fences quite easy. Other, larger bins are often custom made to hold specific materials such as dirt, bricks or green waste such as tree branches or wood chips. The different styles and sizes help you successfully manage the waste/recycling.
Planning the Job
Knowing what materials are going to be used in a job is critical to getting the most out of easy waste management using skip bins. Not every material is going to be found in equal amounts. During the site inspection, you need to be thinking about what is going to be involved and what codes or laws governs how waste needs to be dealt with. Using different sized skip bins will make it easier for your crew to know which material goes into which bin. Additionally some materials may need to go in bins with special bin bags. All of this needs to be set up so the onsite crew knows going in what the waste management plan is. With more penalties for non-compliance, you want to keep your work site clean and compliant and specialized skip bins can make that happen for you.