3 Key Differences Between Domestic and Construction Wastes

Posted on: 11 July 2018

Using regular waste management services or methods may not be sufficient enough to deal with your construction waste. Although all waste might end up in the same landfill, knowing how to separate construction from domestic waste is important. Below are 3 major differences between construction and domestic wastes.

Weight

Unless you run a factory in your back yard, domestic waste does not compare, in weight, to construction waste. Domestic waste can weigh anything between a few grams to 100 kilos. This makes it very possible to locally manage and dispose of it.

Construction waste can be in tonnes thanks to materials such as metal and stone. This makes it hard and dangerous to locally deal with. With the help of construction skip bin services however, you will get fast, convenient and safe waste handling at friendly prices.

Toxicity

Most home waste comes from the kitchen. The rest of the solid waste either ends up in the sewers or has the possibility of being reused if the materials, such as cardboard and plastic bottles, are recyclable. Disposing of domestic waste can be quite simple provided you separate the recyclables from the non-recyclables. Local waste management is thus possible via an authorized compost pit.

For construction waste, however, there is a high chance of the waste being hazardous in one way or another. Liquid waste from construction sites could have chemicals that, if they reach the soil, may lead to soil bleaching or nutrient destruction. Gaseous waste might be harmful to the atmosphere, contributing to the greenhouse gases.

Solid waste could be dangerous in its own right. Broken glasses or rusted iron sheets and nails have a lot of potential for causing medical complications such as meningitis. A loosely placed rock or plank of wood can cause bone breakage or even death in extreme cases. That is why it is highly important to get commercial waste management services such as construction skip bins, which will ensure safe and environmentally sound disposal.

Recyclability

As mentioned above, domestic waste is highly recyclable in comparison to construction waste. Construction waste might require special methods and equipment, like recyclable bins, to be recycled, especially in their bulk.

Most people who choose to deal with construction waste end up dumping all of it because of lack of resources and knowledge of recycling. Commercial construction skip bin services however have the training for the same. The waste will be safely sorted and recycled or disposed depending on its state.

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