Construction Site Waste Management

Waste collection is important for crews: It helps to keep the construction site clean and promotes safety and efficiency for day-to-day operations. Choosing a provider that’s accountable and reliable is key to success. 


When planning your next job, let Rumpke help coordinate containers and pickup schedules that will help your site stay clean and productive.


Additionally, Rumpke can help you establish an industrial waste management plan for your construction worksite if needed.


Services for your work site

Clean work sites start with appropriately sized containers to get the job done. The knowledgeable teams at Rumpke are experienced in helping contractors and crews get the right containers for every job. They’ll work with you to customize a pickup schedule for routine debris, as well as for heavy-duty construction materials. 


Open-top containers

Rumpke offers heavy-duty open-top containers in different shapes and sizes. No matter what type of container you need for your job site, we’ll help match you to a product that’ll meet the needs of your project and team.


Heavy-duty materials

Jobs that produce heavy-duty construction waste sometimes require extra pickups or special containers. We have durable options to handle all kinds of material, including concrete and industrial waste. We can also schedule special pickups to help manage demolition debris.


Pickup services

No one can match the flexibility and reliability we offer to construction sites. Our waste management crews can pick up and empty containers on a schedule that works for your needs. 


When we discuss your waste management plan, we’ll confirm the expected waste volume. From there, we’ll work with you to establish a daily, weekly, or bi-weekly plan to keep your worksite clean and safe.


Benefits of a waste management plan

Construction site waste can be a huge problem for contractors, and reliable disposal services are essential to any job. Creating a plan for solid waste removal is critical for dealing with waste disposal on your construction sites.


Safety management

Clean job sites reduce workplace injuries. Trash and rubble buildup create safety hazards for crews. Local ordinances may also require job sites to maintain a certain level of cleanliness to reduce the possibility of building materials contaminating soil or groundwater. Count on Rumpke to help you manage your solid waste and maintain a safe working environment.


Efficiency on the job site

Rumpke can help keep your job site clean which will help crew members get their jobs done efficiently. Not only do teams value working in a clean and well-maintained environment, but site neighbors and local public works crews will also appreciate the upkeep and maintenance.


FAQs - Construction waste collection services


How is construction waste removed?

Rumpke offers a wide range of container options to help manage construction waste on job sites. We have a large variety of heavy-duty containers that can accommodate any size job. We’ll work closely with you and the crew to schedule regular pickups, so construction waste never becomes an issue.


What materials can’t be placed in a job site dumpster?

While haulers can handle a large volume of materials including yard waste, drywall, and shingles, it’s important to remember that hazardous waste items cannot go to the landfill. As you manage waste on your construction site, we ask that none of the following items be tossed in an job site dumpster: 


  • Flammable material, such as propane tanks, gasoline, oil, fuel, or other chemicals

  • Herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides

  • Industrial drums

  • Paints, solvents, stains, and varnishes

  • CFL light bulbs and fluorescent lights

  • Thermostats and thermometers

  • Asbestos

  • Corrosive materials, such as sulfuric acid

  • Food waste


How often are construction site dumpsters emptied?

The scheduling teams at Rumpke will work with you to create a schedule that fits your needs. We can accommodate daily, weekly, or bi-weekly pickups and work closely with you to right-size the dumpster so you have the space you need, when you need it.


What size dumpsters are available?

Rumpke offers the following roll-off dumpster sizes (measured in cubic yards):


  • 15-yard dumpster: This is about four or five pickup trucks’ worth of solid waste, making it perfect for smaller construction projects. 

  • 20-yard dumpster: This is about six pickup truck loads’ worth of demolition waste. 

  • 30-yard dumpster: This can fit nine pickup trucks’ worth of construction debris.

  • 40-yard dumpster: Our biggest trash containers can hold as much waste as 12 pickup trucks. If your job site produces a high volume of waste, ask us about pricing for a large dumpster rental.


Keep your job site clean with Rumpke

Rumpke is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable waste management companies in the industry. When it comes to choosing a waste collection company for your construction site, you can count on us. 


We’re committed to sustainability and have worked hard to keep our communities cleaner and greener for nearly a century. We support LEED and green building initiatives, and are dedicated to improving community waste and recycling programs. Our teams have the expertise and capabilities to handle projects of all sizes. Whether you’re looking to streamline waste management at a job site or establish a new program focused on recyclable materials, we can help.


Learn more about what we can do for your job site by filling out our service request form. From there, we’ll provide options for cost-effective waste management solutions.