There is no denying that landfill waste does harm to the environment. And excess waste during demolition projects also ends up in landfills, which can take centuries to disintegrate. That is why onsite demolition waste disposal should be a priority when destroying buildings, or even roads and bridges, to lessen the waste that goes into the landfills. Here are a few more reasons it is essential to consider proper waste management.
It is part of your environmental obligations
Waste management is an absolute must during demolition projects. That is why you have to carefully check and review both the city and the health codes to ensure that you are following the requirements. Being mindful of the environment and how important it is to manage waste properly can help save what little resources we have left.
It lessens the waste thrown at landfills
Over 3 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste is produced in Western Australia each year. These include building materials like concrete, bricks, rocks, soil, and wood. By sending these to recycle plants, you can have them turned it into something useful again.
It helps promote safety
Huge piles of trash within the demolition area can be dangerous to not only the workers but passers-by as well. The demolition area needs to be clear for the workers to have ample space to get around and do their jobs safely and for passers-by not to be inconvenienced. Exposure to toxic waste and metals, such as asbestos, mercury and lead, can also affect people’s health.
Every construction project should prioritise waste disposal during demolition. Keep in mind that susceptibility to demolition waste can be harmful to everyone who gets exposed to it. So choose a company that can help you sort out all the waste and help you with proper waste management.