A well thought out strategy is as helpful for managing jobsite solid waste as
it is to any other aspect of planning and building. A waste management plan
includes setting prevention goals, documenting waste generation and recycling
rates, adapting designs to reduce materials, reducing packaging and other
jobsite trash, and emphasizing reuse.
Understanding the conditions affecting waste management costs and recycling
options in your area is the key to developing a successful waste management
plan. There are many variables affecting cost and efficiency, including
availability of local recyclers, disposal fees and fee structure, distances to
landfills and recycling facilities, and whether pickup services are available.
Subcontractors and workers are integral to the success of a recycling program.
An effective program will include all project participants: subcontractors,
workers and suppliers. Here are some things you can do the ensure recycling
Tips for recycling bin use
Allocate adequate space for separation of recyclables. If space is limited,
identify two or three materials that will be targeted, and obtain small bins
for just these.
Post signs that clearly designate recycling containers with lists of what is
Check bins regularly for non-recyclable items.
Check trash bins to see if recyclables are being discarded.
Follow up with crew and subcontractors on an ongoing basis.
Recycling containers must be at least as convenient to use as trash bins. If
your jobsite is large, make certain that bins are centrally located and easily
accessible. Effort should be made to see that containers do not become
excessively full. To prevent unwanted drive-by dumping, locate recycling
containers away from public sight and access.
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