Between project deadlines, balancing budgets and blueprint planning, contractors and project managers alike have plenty to worry about without the burden of optimizing their waste processes.
What you’ve likely realized though, is that streamlining the outsourcing of waste removal like ordering roll-off boxes, smaller dumpsters, bulky item pick-ups or even portable toilets and storage containers, especially across several locations, is increasingly valuable - to your company’s bottom line, your clients’ individual requirements and your own peace of mind.
At NWA, we understand construction and demolition (C&D) needs, including timeliness of deliveries and hauls, and jobsite constraints - whether you’re building new, renovating, or demolishing. We’ve helped numerous construction clients over four generations by implementing our 200+ years of collective experience and resources to ensure that the waste materials coming out of work sites are handled timely and managed in the most optimal and efficient manner.
Save Money and the Environment with Sustainable Waste Solutions
600 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) debris were generated in the United States in 2018, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Concrete waste alone constituted more than 400 million tons.
With landfill fees ranging from $30-$150 per ton, not diverting concrete or other site recyclables from the landfill could mean a significant strain on your project budget, as well as the environment. Additionally, the cost of sending heavy materials like concrete waste to landfills can be greater than the cost of sorting and diverting those materials to a specialized recycler.
Fortunately, there are ways to avoid or minimize these pocket-draining and harmful effects. For example, recycled concrete is 10-15% lighter than virgin aggregate, helping to increase project efficiency by reducing hauling and material costs. In fact, one freeway construction project in Anaheim, California created roughly $5 million in savings in construction costs by using almost 700,000 tons of recycled concrete during the build.
Optimize Construction Waste to Maximize Project Profitability
Construction jobs can vary widely. NWA helps you to simplify it all and across multiple work sites that span several states to benefit your bottom line. And, our designated account managers make it as convenient and stress-free as possible for you. Simply reach out to your single point of contact to help resolve or optimize waste and recycling issues for any one of your job sites across the country. Your appointed account manager helps to take care of pricing, disburses funds, oversees daily waste operations, and coordinates service transitions – all with one call.
Additionally, with an average of 13% of raw materials discarded unused, construction companies have the opportunity to both improve purchasing efficiency and reduce procurement costs.
Depending on the size of the job, this can be done by taking steps such as optimizing dumpster space, maximizing pay loads, collecting materials for reuse, safe and timely waste collections, and compliance with all waste and recycling legislation.
While there is potential to save a significant amount of money on waste management to improve your project’s profitability, it can seem daunting to take the time to optimize your waste and recycling solutions, especially when you have more urgent construction matters to tend to.
That’s why we’re here to help. No project is one-size-fits all, so you need flexible solutions to handle these dynamic waste needs. Along with our wide selection of dumpsters, roll-offs, and containers, we also offer storage containers and temporary restrooms for your on-site crews which we empty and clean regularly.
As a 4th generation waste solution service provider, we put our industry expertise in convenient, sustainable waste management solutions to work for you. We offer customized waste and recycling solutions for your projects, guidance on legal compliance, and can help you reach your Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) goals.
We analyze your waste streams across multiple work sites, identify areas for waste minimization opportunities and implement strategies for maximized cost-savings.
Keep a Balanced Budget with Flexible Waste Solutions
Does your current provider negotiate with waste haulers to ensure you get the best value for your money? We do. We use our more than four generations of industry experience to build valuable relationships with thousands of vendors who’ve earned our trust. That means you inevitably receive reliable waste services but more importantly, invaluable cost reductions. We use our expertise to negotiate discounted pricing with these vendors to achieve cost-savings that get passed on directly to your construction company.
Additionally, we’re able to quickly identify any hidden fees in your invoices and actively fight against price discrepancies on your behalf. This is becoming even more helpful to our partners’ bottom line recently, since an increasing number of waste companies are beginning to bundle service pricing, eliminating itemized fees and making it difficult to discern exactly what you’re being charged for. Collectively, our ability to arrange rebates, invoice reviews, and price renegotiations yields some of the most competitive waste service rates in the construction industry.
The world of construction involves plenty of dynamic variables, especially given the cyclical “feast and famine” nature of the industry. Creating and maintaining a well-balanced budget can be tricky, especially when it comes to waste since, on paper, disposal fees typically account for under 1% of project costs. However, our team knows that waste is more than just disposal, and that the true cost of waste generally makes up 2-10% of expenses. When you also take into account project issues that arise that are out of your control, it isn’t uncommon for a project to end up requiring more time, money, or resources than you originally planned if you don’t have an experienced waste partner to guide you.
For example, if the work site ends up needing additional equipment for larger volumes of waste, it can result in last minute requests which if not handled timely, can not only cost you more in labor but can get your company gouged for emergency services. Conversely, you might pay too much in excess services if the volume of debris at your work sites ends up being much smaller than expected.
Don’t let your project managers carry this burden. At NWA, we gauge the markets for you to put the right balance of services in place well ahead of time, ensuring maximum operational efficiency and cost-savings. We also work side-by-side with you as an extension of your team to adjust your waste solutions immediately should any project changes, one-off disruptions, or emergencies that create special waste circumstances arise. We pride ourselves on being as accessible as possible, day or night. That’s why our clients appreciate the convenience of our 24/7 customer service line.
Guarantee Project Deadlines with Reliable Waste Vendors
As a construction business, your team knows the urgency involved with completing projects on time not only to satisfy your clients, but also to stay within budget and protect your brand reputation.
There’s nothing more frustrating than an external force that causes you to miss a deadline when you’ve done everything in your control to avoid it. Unfortunately, too many companies deal with this when it comes to unreliable or even unprofessional waste solutions. Having to postpone the progress or finalization of projects due to lingering debris(which can also pose a safety hazard) can cost time, money, and your client’s trust.
As a former carting company ourselves, we understand what makes a good hauler, and we’ve established solid relationships with more than 3,500 local and regional businesses that have earned our confidence. We use this proprietary database to pair you with the perfect vendor(s) for your individualized waste needs. Unlike other waste solution providers, we base this off of your business model, not our capabilities or limitations.
Construction jobs don’t always go as planned, but you shouldn’t have to worry about waste interruptions in addition to those frustrating delays, ever again. Our team ensures your vendor’s service levels are maintained and that deliveries and pick-ups happen on time. Most importantly, our collection programs are designed based on your business model, not our capabilities. That means the range of reliable waste disposal solutions we can assemble for you is virtually limitless, by pulling together as many vendors as it takes to satisfy your requirements, all captured in one standardized service plan. We oversee the daily operations of your waste disposal services, disbursing funds, resolving any service issues, and coordinating service transitions. We guarantee our trusted vendors won’t let you down, so you can get back to focusing on your project rather than worrying about missed hauls or delays in getting the waste equipment you need.
In the rare circumstance you’re not satisfied with your vendors’ services, we’re available 24/7. Our rate of service consistency is over 99%, with an average time of resolution within a day.
Construction Waste Materials We Handle
Construction projects create some of the most physically challenging and most varied waste and debris to manage.
Whether you’re building or remodeling a convenience store, hotel, grocery store, restaurant, retail outlet, or office building, we are equipped to remove:
- Telephone/utility poles
- Solid waste
- Sheet rock
- Electronic waste (E-waste) recycling of batteries, light bulbs, and other electronic items.
In addition, we can assist you with destruction certification and LEED certification requirements. We can also furnish your site with mobile storage containers, portable sanitary facilities, and roll-off, open-top, and front-load containers in a wide range of sizes.
We Know Construction Waste
Read about the waste problems facing construction companies and how NWA can help.
Optimize Your Construction Company’s Waste Solutions
If you would like to learn how NWA can help optimize waste management for your construction or demolition company, contact us today to set up a time to talk with us.