Tips for Keeping Your Construction Site Clean

Getting started on a home remodeling project? It’s an exciting undertaking! You’ve probably been planning it for months (and maybe even years) and the time has finally arrived to start bringing those plans to life. But whether you are doing the work yourself or using a professional team to do it for you, things are probably going to be a little messy around your house for a while. Construction is an inherently messy task, with dust and debris flying around and creeping into every nook and cranny. There are a number of things that you can do to help keep the mess to a minimum, and our construction dumpster rental service in Westcliffe is just the beginning! Check out some of our favorite tips for keeping the mess to a minimum.

Put These Tips to Use at Your Home Construction Site

Keep smaller waste receptacles on site.

While you’ll want to have a large construction dumpster on site, you’ll want to have smaller receptacles on site as well. Place them strategically near that day’s work sites so trash can be easily carried and easily disposed of in the larger dumpster. Encourage everyone who is working on the remodeling project to get the waste in the smaller bins and not to simply throw waste on the floor. It will make your clean up at the end of the day a whole lot easier. Add it to the end-of-day duties that all of these smaller bins should be emptied into the dumpster so you can have a fresh start tomorrow.

Cover waste when possible.

The wind can cause a lot of issues on a construction site, including spreading litter around. It’s important to keep your trash receptacles, including your dumpster, covered whenever possible. This will prevent items from being unintentionally spread around the neighborhood and into your neighbor’s yards. This is especially important at night when a cover will also help deter pests and creatures from digging through your construction trash. Don’t let your trash be an invitation to pests, as their presence could continue long after the construction work ends.

Recycle everything that you can.

Recycling is great for the planet, but it’s also good for your job site. Sites that carefully separate recyclable items from non-recyclable items are going to be cleaner. It could also help your project save money in the long run! You may be able to sell off some of the items that you remove during your remodeling projects, such as old flooring or cabinets, and keep them from getting tossed in the dumpster. For other items that can be recycled, our team can help you get rid of them safely.

Isolate the construction as much as possible.

If your remodeling project is focused on one area of the home, try to isolate it from the rest of the house. Put up plastic sheets to prevent dust from traveling and encourage those working on the project to avoid walking through the house as much as possible. If you can’t isolate the construction from the rest of your home, then at least take measures to isolate it from your neighbor’s homes (they’ll appreciate it!).

Make time to clean up every day.

Devote a little bit of your time every day to cleaning up from that day’s construction work. It is a lot easier to clean up a little bit of the mess at a time than do it all in one big clean up at the end. If you wait to clean it up, you may uncover damage that’s been done by the debris that will now need to be fixed at an additional cost. It’s better (and cheaper) to catch those issues earlier on. Plus, if you end up doing a large clean up at the end of your construction project, you’ll end up paying a lot more for a professional cleaning service. While these cleaning services should be utilized at the end of every project, the dirtier your space is, the more you are going to end up paying.

Why Does a Clean Job Site Matter?

  • It can cut down on costs. Messier job sites tend to have an increase in material waste as well as accidents and injuries that can result in worker’s compensation or negligence claims. There will be more clean up costs at the end of the project, too.
  • It’s safer for you and your team. A messy job site can be a hazard to your health! Not only are tripping hazards an issue, you could be breathing in more dust and debris in a dirtier environment.
  • It’s better for the environment. Not only is a tidy job site more likely to recycle materials, it’s less likely to spread litter across the surrounding area. Litter can pose a danger to local wildlife as well as cause issues in the water supply.
  • Your neighbors will thank you. They’ll be putting up with the noise of your construction project, so don’t make them put up with the mess, too. If their property becomes dirty because of your construction, offer to clean it up for them. Keep it clean and you’ll have happier neighbors when it’s all said and done.

Need Help Keeping Your Construction Site Clean?

Oak Disposal Services can help! We have construction dumpster rentals that can be delivered right to your job site when you need them. We have dumpsters that are 4 to 8 yards or roll-offs in 15 or 30 yards. If you aren’t sure which one you need, talk to our team. We’ll get to know more about the size of the project and what kind of waste you’ll be disposing of and make a recommendation of a dumpster that’s right for you. We can even help you dispose of your recycled materials in the best way possible! Get in touch with our team to learn more about how we can help you keep your job site as clean as possible. Call us or contact us through our website today to get started with our waste disposal services on your job site.