Why Use a Transfer Station for Construction Project Support?

Largescale construction projects require tremendous coordination, flexibility, and communication to keep the project on-time and in-budget.

Oftentimes, the accumulation of waste can become a constraint that slows down production, leading to added work days or costly downtime.

During the construction project, your teams shouldn’t be slowed down by waste. Or, they shouldn’t be slowed down thinking about where to take the construction waste.

Rather, there should be an automatic mechanism built into your construction plan to take construction waste to a transfer station near the job site.

Why Plan Ahead to Use a Transfer Station?

Because construction waste can accumulate quickly, you do not want your teams to suddenly find themselves unable to perform critical tasks at the construction site. This could impair the construction plan and create logistical headaches later in the project schedule.

Additionally, because construction waste requires dedicated manpower and equipment to gather the waste, you want to plan ahead for the availability of resources.

Thirdly, you need to check the availability of a transfer station near the job site to sort your construction waste. A last-minute scramble could lead to downtime at the construction site and lost time from workers traveling to the transfer station during peak traffic periods.

Essentially, managing waste at a largescale construction site requires a margin. You should try to leave as much of a margin as possible for waste removal to ensure the project continues to run on-time and in-budget.

What Construction Waste Should You Take to a Transfer Station?

Every transfer station is different in the types of construction waste they collect, sort, and transfer. As an example, Gainsborough Waste sorts the following types of construction waste on-site at our facility:

  • Scrap metal
  • Wood
  • Cardboard (OCC)
  • Concrete

All clean wood is transferred to a mulch facility for recycling. The remaining material is taken to a Type IV landfill. Our efficient and repeatable process ensures that, on average, only 25 percent of the material brought to our facility ends up in a landfill.

We appreciate the opportunity to work with construction managers throughout the Greater Houston area. Our convenient location and service hours allow construction projects to continue operating on-time and in-budget.

Make sure you plan ahead to utilize our transfer station to keep your project moving. Contact us at 713-999-6178 or [email protected] to inquire about availability and service rates.