Construction Waste and Skip Bins



Construction sites produce a significant amount of waste. One might not immediately think this, given that you’re building something and not tearing it down, but it happens. It isn’t just the biological material from the workers, either.


First, let’s define the term. “Construction waste” covers all substances and materials that are generated as a result of the work. It doesn’t matter if it’s been stored or processed, or even stockpiled. As long as it’s been abandoned, it counts.


The material ends up arising due to some circumstances.


For example, they might have come from clearing work or demolition done to prepare the site. They could be excess materials or even the result of excavation.


Most of this waste should be appropriately stored, preferably in durable containers from


Why should they be stored? Well, it’s because this “waste” isn’t wholly such.


Most of the waste is what’s known as public fill. This stuff is inert and will consist mainly of debris, earth, concrete, and rubble. This isn’t useless, even if it’s not usable on-site. It can be put to work in site formation. They’re also core components of land reclamation projects.


Concrete and asphalt are two things that are always going to be in high-demand in construction. However, there’s still going to be an excess of them. Putting them in skip bins lets them be stored for recycling. This could save a construction company in the cost of new materials if they sort correctly.


However, these inert materials aren’t the only rubbish that ends up generated on a construction site.


Another issue is that of packaging. All the stuff used, from hammers to concrete to nails and rivets, come with their packaging. This is usually plastic in some form, though not always. This stuff might be recyclable, at least. However, they’re not useful in landfills.


Then there are the non-inert substances. These are your biological site materials.


Think of bamboo or grass. Every grassy knoll or field that’s used for construction always has that stuff cleared out first, along with any stray timbers and vegetation. These are bad for landfill work, but you can also recycle them. Worst-case scenario, some of it could be used for mulching.


Yeah, it’s surprising how much waste the act of building something can generate. Still, most of it can be put to some use. It just takes a lot of bins and some sorting, and a crew willing to do the work.