Construction Waste Management for Residential Builders and Sub-Contractors
The residential builders manage all aspects of construction—even the waste stream. Grinding and on-site reuse of wood, drywall, and inert materials such as roofing shingles, block, and brick is proving the way to go. The Packer 750 is a key part of a waste management plan along with techniques to reduce the amount of material being generated and techniques to reuse material on site. The Packer 750 is a self-contained, mobile, low-speed grinder that can handle wood, drywall, block, brick, and asphalt roofing shingles, turning them from costly waste to cost-effective site resources, such as mulch or erosion control material, soil amendment, and road base.
|The Packer 750 grinder is easy to operate and maintain and can be pulled by a pick-up. Packer works just as hard with builders and their local municipalities to make sure that all local regulations are followed. Packer is also committed to reaching back beyond just what ends up in the “waste” pile — they work with their builders on waste reduction as well, particularly in terms of efficient framing.|
Packer Industries, Inc. works with Builders and their sub contractors to develop a sound construction waste management strategy that makes economic sense and adds value to the excess materials so that they can be reused on site.
When you don’t have large containers to throw things in the Builder and sub-contractors can see the waste being produced and determine how to reduce the amount of waste generated. When using the Packer 750 and a good waste management plan you DO NOT NEED TO USE CONTAINERS.
|When you have large containers on site the waste created tends to be greater because it is out of sight out of mind. Many Builders find that they have a lot of drive by contamination.|
|Packer Industries, Inc. helps Builders and sub-contractors work effectively without containers. Many times this automatically reduces the amount of waste produced. Your customers are not looking at the product you create they are looking at the waste you generate.|
This is what a Builders house can look like when they use the Packer 750 and an effective waste management plan.
Wood waste ground into mulch can be used in a variety of ways on a construction site:
Erosion control material for disturbed areas
Mulch berms to aid silt fencing in erosion control
Protecting Tree Root Zones
Road and walkway stabilization for crews
The main component of drywall is gypsum. Gypsum has been used as a soil amendment for over 200 years. It will actually add needed nutrients to the soil such as calcium and sulphur yet, does not raise the PH of the soil. The USDA has called this material a resource that can be used to help establish the lawn around the new home.
Scrap Brick and Block become usable aggregate that can be used on your job site.
Residential Construction Recycling Resources
Construction Waste: From Disposal to Management - SGN ... -
... high disposal costs and established recycling markets for common construction
waste materials ... are presented in Residential Construction Waste Management:
Residential Construction Waste Guide Residential
Construction Waste Management is a field guide to help you start ... second
section describes the options for waste reduction and recycling. ...
Waste Management Residential
Construction Waste Management: A Builder’s Field Guide ... job-site techniques
for waste reduction, materials reuse, and recycling for all ...
Construction and Demolition Waste Guide Residential construction, renovation
and demolition activities generated over 58 million tons of ... contractors
striving to reduce the amount of waste produced at ...
Prevention Assistance Division: Construction & ... - Construction
& Demolition Waste. Construction and demolition (C&D) waste is one
of the five priority, non-residential solid waste streams identified by
Science Corporation - ... from the NAHB Research Center’s Residential Construction
Waste Management: A ... resources—local departments of solid waste, recycling,
environmental quality ...
Wood Efficiently: From Optimizing Design to Minimizing the ... - ... Using
Wood Efficiently: From Optimizing Design to Minimizing the Dumpster “Wood is
good, be it used as it should.” Anonymous Amish carpenter Steve Baczek ...
Grinding of Residential Construction Debris: The Indiana ... - On-Site Grinding
of Residential Construction Debris: The Indiana Grinder Pilot Prepared by the
NAHB Research Center 400 Prince George’s Boulevard Upper ...
Michigan Sustainable Business Forum - ... How to Clean-Up in the Construction
Waste Business; On-Site Grinding of Residential Construction Debris: The Indiana
Grinder Pilot; ...
Construction and demolition (C&D) activities (i.e. building structures, roads, remodeling, etc.) generate significant amounts of waste. The fact sheets provide information on alternatives to disposal that can save you money in avoided disposal fees and potentially generate income from the sales of salvageable materials.