When you wrap up a construction or major renovation project, the work isn’t done when the construction is finished. You still have to deal with all the debris and rubbish from the construction process. Loading up a dumpster is a great solution, but there’s more to it than just getting the receptacle. Here are some key steps for effective post-construction cleanup.
Plan Ahead for Construction Cleaning
What’s the first step to a successful post-construction cleanup? Make a trash removal plan before you start. Ideally, this includes collecting and disposing of some debris along the way. It also includes having an idea of what kind of rubbish you’ll be generating and what your project timeline is.
If you have a general idea of what you’ll need to get rid of—and when—you can plan for the kind of dumpster rental you’ll need. Surprises happen, of course, but adapting a plan is always easier than scrambling at the last minute.
Know What Your Cleanup Service Will Take
Not all materials and items can be disposed of in the same way. That’s why it’s important to know what you’ll be getting rid of. Contact your local dumpster rental company and find out what they will accept. Many, including D. Barry Rubbish Inc., will take a whole range of items, including:
- Scrap metal
You may also be able to dispose of large household items like cabinets, sinks, and tubs in your dumpster. The D. Barry Rubbish Inc. team can take those off your hands, but it’s always good to check what your local company will handle.
There are some items you won’t be able to put in a dumpster, such as liquid paint, oils, gasoline, compressed gas cylinders, chemicals, or any type of hazardous waste. If you need to get rid of these, contact your local government to find out how and where to safely dispose of them.
Schedule a Final Walkthrough
Before you consider your construction project done, make sure you do a final walkthrough of the whole site—including the outside. It can be surprisingly easy to overlook construction debris when you’re used to materials lying around as the work is completed.
Taking one final survey of the site will ensure that all the rubbish is dealt with. When you’re sure that the last item has been tossed in, your dumpster can get picked up and you can focus on enjoying your new property.
When you need construction cleaning in Westchester County, call the team at D. Barry Rubbish Inc. Our family-owned company provides affordable, reliable dumpster rental and construction cleanup service throughout the region. The D. Barry Rubbish Inc. team has over 20 years of experience and we’re fully licensed in the state of New York for your peace of mind. Call today for a free estimate or to schedule a convenient weekday and weekend appointment. D. Barry Rubbish Inc.—your satisfaction is our priority.