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By finding a reliable dumpster rental and waste diversion service, both contractors and homeowners can work safely and sustainably without affecting bottom-line costs. Browse through these sites to learn about the importance of waste diversion.
This page from the Whole Building Design Guide website provides extensive information about green building materials and regulations.
Take a look at the benefits of green remodeling in this FAQ from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
An estimated 34.1% of waste is recycled or composted, and 11.7% is combusted for energy—that still leaves approximately 54.2% of the waste stream to landfills. Check out this page from the EPA to learn about some recycling basics.
Most plastics have a recycling symbol indicating how they should be sorted. Follow the link to TheDailyGreen.com to find out what the recycling symbols on plastics mean.
More steel is recycled than paper, aluminum, plastic, and glass combined. Learn more about the benefits of recycling steel with this article from Earth911.com.
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Reduce, reuse, and recycle. It’s an important part of living responsibly, but it’s usually easier said than done. In most cases, a standard home dumpster is simply not adequate enough for residential waste disposal. Avoid the liability and cost of waste mismanagement and see how a quick dumpster rental can help you during various projects around the home, including:
When working with a contractor, how do you know if you’re getting the best deal on waste management? Or perhaps more importantly, how do you know that your waste is being disposed of cleanly and responsibly? The EPA estimates that construction generates 136 million tons of waste annually, which in turn occupies 20% of landfills. However, as much as 90% of construction waste is recyclable with the right waste disposal service.
Whether it’s due to eviction, auction, or a big move out of state, it isn’t always convenient to move and store household items indefinitely. When waste disposal is the most practical and economical solution, renting a dumpster from a company with an extensive background in sorting and recycling can help you put waste materials to better use.
Landscaping is a simple way to boost the appearance of your home—but only if you don’t have to deal with brush and foliage all over your yard. Trimmings left over from a large job often won’t fit in a conventional dumpster; if they do, you may still face fines from municipal waste utilities. Save time and money by renting a dumpster from an experienced waste management company.
Working with a dumpster rental company will provide you with the best financial savings and the least environmental impact. RentDumspters.com provides an economical waste disposal and diversion solution for LEED professionals, businesses, and homeowners in NJ. Visit us online to learn more about our dumpster rental services and call (888) 772-7368 for pricing and availability information.
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Construction materials comprise about 20 percent of landfill waste, but as much as 90 percent of it can be recycled. Take a look below to find out some common construction recyclable byproducts and how a reliable waste management company can help you control costs while staying sustainable:
Some items such as cardboard boxes and plastic wrapping are fairly obvious recyclables, but excess brick, shingles, and even doors and windows can also be recycled. Some dumpster rental companies even offer to sort and separate different recyclables—a process called “diversion”—saving you time and money without impairing your sustainability goals. You also won’t have to worry about violating any local or jurisdictional recycling laws.
Home Construction Debris
From the concrete foundation to the walls and even the shingles themselves, most home construction materials are recyclable. If time allows, contractors should take time to remove any and all cabinets, windows, doors, and electrical and plumbing fixtures before beginning major work. According to the WBDG, wood makes up nearly one third of construction waste, with concrete chips and other aggregate making up another 20%. Thanks to refinements in the concrete recycling process, over 140 million tons of concrete are recycled in the U.S. annually.
Plastics and Steel
It’s true that most kinds of paints are not recyclable, but latex-based paints and the cans themselves can be recycled. If you don’t relish the thought of drying and cleaning out paint cans to recycle, you can still recycle virtually every kind of plastic material around the job site.
If you need a quick, convenient, and cost-effective way to responsibly dispose of construction materials, visit RentDumpsters.com. We specialize in dumpster rentals of several sizes, both large and small, for any commercial or residential project in NJ. Call (888) 772-7368 today for more information.
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LEED-certified buildings are becoming increasingly important to businesses due to lower operating costs and reduced environmental impacts. This brief video clip shows why contractors everywhere are realizing the fiscal and environmental value of maintaining LEED certification.
LEED certification is beneficial not only from a professional standpoint, but also from a practical one. By obtaining the necessary credentials to design, operate, and maintain LEED-certified structures, professionals can market themselves while improving corporate image.
If you’re interested in outsourcing your waste management to maintain or achieve LEED certification, contact RentDumpsters.com. We specialize in sustainable waste management to recycle construction aggregate and byproducts and reduce the waste stream. Call (888) 772-7368 today or visit us to learn more about our commercial dumpster rental services and LEED recycling solutions in the New Jersey and New York areas.
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Whether you’re doing a renovation job on your home or are involved in a major demolition project, safety is the most important concern at all stages of your work. Click these links for information about properly disposing of waste and overcoming job site hazards:
Learn about New Jersey’s asbestos disposal requirements with this information from the state’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program.
Medical waste isn’t appropriate for rental dumpsters. This fact sheet from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services offers advice on safe syringe disposal.
Browse this list of recyclable construction waste from Sustainable Sources for ideas on making your current job greener.
Demolition work can be hazardous, since many jobs involve working with weakened construction materials and dangerous substances like lead. Stay safe on the job with these demolition guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Don’t let a fall keep you from your work. This article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips for avoiding construction site falls.
For the safe and easy removal of waste, contact RentDumpsters.com by calling (888) 772-7368. We deliver and pick up the rental dumpsters, creating less hassle for you.