Construction managers are constantly seeking ways to increase operational efficiency for construction projects. Communication is emphasized. Safety is prioritized. Construction activity is carefully planned.
And, within those coordinated construction plans is the necessary focus on waste minimization.
Waste minimization can take many forms depending on the size and scope of the project. For most construction projects, waste minimization is dependent on the following factors:
- Do you have the right materials to be used at the construction site?
- Do you have the right tools and equipment to perform the work?
- Do you have the right processes to support the work?
- Do you have the right team to perform the work correctly the first time, minimizing overproduction and defects?
What you may not always consider, though, is the secret to maintaining an efficient construction site: access to roll-off dumpsters to support waste minimization.
Why Roll-off Dumpsters at the Construction Site?
As your team attempts to meet production schedules at various stages of the project, construction material can quickly accumulate. An inefficient method for managing the material used during construction can slow down your team, create safety issues, and lead to construction delays.
Roll-off dumpsters are the most efficient and ideal method to manage waste and prevent waste build-up at the construction site.
The key for construction managers is being able to identify the right size and the right number of roll-off dumpsters required for the project.
- Roll-off dumpster sizes include 20-yard, 30-yard, and 40-yard dumpsters for a large amount of construction waste.
Once you identify the ideal size dumpster required for the job, you need to select the right number of dumpsters.
Selecting the right number of dumpsters is a function of how large the construction project is, whether work is being performed in a central location or multiple locations spread across a large area, and how much material will be required for the job.
For example, building a 10-story parking garage from scratch is much different than renovating a local bank building. These projects have different needs, different materials, and different requirements to achieve operational efficiency.
Therefore, the roll-off dumpster(s) selected for the job should vary in accordance with the needs of the job.
When to Schedule Delivery of Roll-off Dumpster(s)?
One of the primary questions construction managers ask our company is when they need roll-off dumpsters.
- Should we wait until construction waste begins to build up?
- Should we go ahead and schedule delivery in advance of the waste building up?
Our recommendation is to err on the side of being proactive scheduling roll-off dumpster delivery in advance of waste accumulating. This way, the project can get off to a good start with a clear plan from the beginning for how your team should dispose of construction waste material.
This way, the construction plan will be consistent from beginning to end to ensure waste minimization and operational efficiency.
How to Schedule Roll-off Dumpster Delivery
Gainsborough Waste works with construction managers throughout the Greater Houston area to provide roll-off dumpsters and dumpster servicing at numerous job sites:
- New builds
- Commercial or residential
Our expert team will work with you to help identify the right-size roll-off dumpster and the right number of roll-off dumpster(s). We’ll ensure that our service meets the needs of your budget, timeline, construction plan, and waste minimization efforts.