A lot of residents renovate and modify their homes for a wide array of reasons. Most of them do it to make them look pleasant and modern, some add space and floors to accommodate growing families while some modernize them to extend their life.
A lot of municipalities have codes for property life and value. They want to be sure no one is living in a hazardous home. They also want to make sure properties are in the best of shape and are not in a compromised state at all.
Landlords inspect their properties to ensure they are in the right state. They don’t want the property to be crumbling down and also don’t want to fall down all of a sudden. Both property owners and their tenants need to be on the same footing in this regard.
When do residential properties need renovation?
There are times when homes and properties need repairs and extensions. These homes need an extension of life. There are many reasons for renovation. Moreover the waste that is generated is quite a lot. Disposing that requires a lot of thought and planning.
Most of the time a lot of waste is often disposed of in the nearest dump. Landfills also come handy in this regard. It is however unsustainable and is quite a punishable offense which involves a lot of expensive charges.
Do sustainable techniques of disposing construction waste exist? If so, how many are they and are they easy or hard?
There are numerous ways of disposing of construction waste. Then again people are often dumping in the nearest public lot or landfill. It can be an offense if not done properly. They should not do that because it carries a fine. Residents also should not plan on disposing of waste that way. There are other ways of disposing of waste.
What do experts have to say about waste disposal?
A quantum expert based in Dubai reveals that skip and waste disposal bins have been available for quite some time. They have been helpful in waste disposal on a sustainable footing. They are placed easily at key public locations approved by residents and councilors alike. Once properties are renovated or other minor works are conducted, the waste can be deposited in these bins.
Any instructions for tenants regarding these bins?
There are tenants living in rented properties. They often have to wait for approval from landlords to conduct something on their properties. When it comes to renovation, they can work on instructions property owners have given them.
Using skip and waste bins is often recommended by most landlords. Oftentimes, tenants face difficulty and landlords give them permission for renovation. The expenses are either borne by landlords (due to their property owner status) or are shared. The waste generated is hence put into such bins. Permission for using them is still needed.
Are there any issues in obtaining skip and waste bins?
These bins are easily available in most developed countries. The U.S.A, Canada, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Korea Republic, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore have them available when needed. In fact, a large number of developing and emerging countries have them available too.
Skip and Waste bins are available upon request. Those who are renovating or making properties need to inform municipal authorities first. The authorities provide these bins and the needed personnel. They assist in flow control and dumping of waste materials.
Waste disposal companies also provide these bins and the needed assistance. They load and dispose of the waste at safe locations under the needed environmental protocols.
Is it necessary to identify various forms of waste before disposal?
Waste identification might seem to be child’s play. But it should not be taken for granted. This helps in proper disposal of waste after thorough identification. Asbestos is a hazardous material and has caused numerous illnesses, and not to mention birth defects. Waste is categorized into two parts namely hazardous and non-hazardous.
Identifying and categorizing waste is helpful. Not only does it prevent cases of serious illness, injuries and fatalities among workers and residents alike, but also helps protect the environment. Moreover, it even stipulates the fact that both hazardous and non-hazardous waste cannot be put or mixed together.
That’s right, apart from the risk of explosions, no one also wants to risk contamination or infection by contamination. Time to examine both kinds of waste in brief detail:
Examining non-Hazardous waste materials briefly
These kinds of waste materials do not have anything combustible and reactive. In construction, waste materials like insulation, solvents, drywall, and paint are reactive when they combine with air and water.
Non hazardous materials are recyclable things like steel, cardboard and wood which can be reused, repurposed and recycled into various things like furniture, boxes, fences, scaffolding, packages and the like.
Hazardous waste material
Hazardous waste materials are reactive and combustible materials upon reaction, or when mixed with either air, water, or both. Wood finish chemicals and varnishes, paint, paint thinners, solvents, and the like, have chemicals in them which can cause harm and illness.
Also, batteries, oil that has been used, fluorescent light bulbs, electronics, electrical items and other items conducting heat and electricity and utilizing reactive chemicals are health and environmental hazards.
It is wise for property owners to consult with municipal authorities and environmental authorities about recycling and waste control programs for such materials. That can assure that those materials are disposed of properly without much issues.
Presence of Specialty recycling centers and recycling shops – are they helpful?
Specialty recycling centers are basically places which help segregate both kinds of waste from specialized waste bins and determine which ones are worth recycling and reusing, and which ones require incineration.
They pave the way for environmentally sustainable and friendly ways of disposing and managing waste. They do charge a good amount of money but they are helpful in waste disposal and segregation.
There are shops that have been helpful in recycling items. Electronic stores and shops have been helpful in taking in old electronics and extracted reusable components out of them for future usage. Moreover, paint stores, car dealerships and gas stations have been helpful in this regard.
However, if that kind of shop or center does not accept waste materials or items, then it is wise to contact a local government office or the counselor to see that property owners and their tenants can be helped.
Construction claims professionals explain that claims pertaining to hazardous materials and environmental hazards these days cost a lot of money. This is why property owners need to be very careful in this regard.