Industrial waste haulers provide general contractors with the efficient disposal of both construction and demolition waste. Building contractors require a larger and more durable option for waste removal compared to the residential demographics. Construction and demolition waste is usually much denser than your typical household residential or recycling waste. Rectangular roll off containers are the dumpster of choice for commercial contractors because of their capacity. Rectangular containers are much larger than the tub style containers which allows contractors to move larger volumes of materials in a single load. Roll off containers are popular among construction contractors because the dumpsters can easily be dropped on a job site. This works well during longer construction projects because the bins can be filled as the construction project progresses. Contract waste haulers can be contacted whenever the bin gets full, removing the waste from site and replacing the full dumpster with an empty one.

Typical construction and demolition waste includes wood, metal, glass, drywall or gypsum board, asphalt shingles, electrical wiring, insulation, nails, tree stumps, earth, rocks, concrete, rubble, asbestos or other hazardous waste materials. Not all landfills accept this type of material, consult with your local government regulations prior to hauling construction or demolition waste to a dump site. The EPA has defined industrial waste landfills in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). C&D landfills are sanctioned to receive construction and demolition materials that are harvested from roadways, excavation, demolition, construction, renovation and site clearing. Hazardous waste such as lead and asbestos may not be accepted at some C&D landfills, as the landfill must meet certain standards to receive toxic waste materials.

Some waste materials generated from construction and demolition sites are reusable, talk to your local waste hauler to learn more about recycling programs that help conserve landfill space and reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing new materials.