Whether you’re a DIY weekend warrior slaying your home reno projects or a contractor working multiple jobs at a time, construction debris removal is an unavoidable step in the construction process.

You may be wondering if you can put your construction debris out for curbside pick-up, or maybe drop it in a nearby dumpster to get rid of it.

Unfortunately, improper disposal of construction materials can result in hefty city fines. Learn how to safely and effectively rid yourself of construction junk for good.

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The Basics of Construction Debris Removal

It doesn’t matter if you’re a …

  • General contractor
  • Homeowner; or
  • Business Owner

… construction junk removal is a reality of any construction job. But, it doesn’t have to be a pain!

At Junk It Junk Removal in Portland, we take care of construction debris removal jobs of every size. 

But before we haul off construction debris of any kind, we’ll have some questions ahead of time, such as:

  • Asbestos on the property
  • How dusty it is
  • If the debris contains any shingles, concrete, brick, or dirt
  • How big the load is
  • Etc.

We ask these questions to make the process easier for everyone involved. Not only are we required to follow state rules and regulations, but we value the safety of our employees and want to ensure they have the proper equipment for the job.

Do you have a larger job? No problem! We can visit you on-site and provide you with a free, personalized quote.

Contact us for more details.

5 FAQs About Construction Debris Removal

#1: What Is Considered Construction Debris?

At Junk It, we consider the following materials as construction debris:

  • Assorted wood products such as lumber, plywood, particleboard, and more
  • Paper products include paperboard, cardboard, and general paper products
  • Interior materials such as drywall and light fixtures
  • Interior fixtures (sinks, vanities, countertops, cabinets, and more)
  • Other renovation junk

We also remove other items that may need to be thrown out or recycled after a remodel or construction project, including:

  • Mattress and bed removal
  • General furniture removal
  • Home and office electronic devices
  • Sofas, couches, and recliners
  • Computer, monitor, and printer recycling
  • And more

#2: Can I Throw My Construction Debris in the Trash Bin?

No, you cannot throw construction debris into your regular trash bin. In Portland, construction debris must be sorted and disposal fees apply. However, as much as 90% of your construction debris could be salvageable. 

At Junk It, we know what’s trash and what’s recyclable and can save you considerable disposal fees. 

Give us a call for a free estimate on your construction debris removal needs.

#3: How Do You Get Rid of Concrete Waste?

Junk It will not take concrete waste, but don’t worry. Here are a few suggestions to getting rid of concrete waste:

  • Local building supplies retailers may take it for free
  • You could advertise for free or for sale online
  • Offer it curbside for free
  • Haul it to the proper waste facility on your own
  • Offer it to companies specializing in recycled materials

#4: What Information Do I Need in Advance of Construction Waste Removal?

Junk It does not haul away dirt, concrete, bricks, or shingles, so it will be necessary to separate your waste before removal.

We are in strict compliance with the Portland Metro Transfer Station rules on Asbestos removal and will require an Asbestos Free Certificate before removing any construction debris from your job site.

You will also be required to answer questions in addition to the typical questions we ask to help ensure the safety of our team.

#5: How Much Does Construction Debris Removal Cost?

The cost of construction debris removal will vary and depend entirely on the size of the load, the type of material, and if any special considerations (such as Asbestos) need to be considered.

Junk It Junk Removal in Portland will visit your job site and provide you with a free quote. Give us a call today.

Let Junk It Take Your Worries Away By Removing Your Construction Debris For You

Junk It is locally owned and operated and services the Portland, OR, area. We offer:

  • Quick and easy quotes
  • Flexible payment options
  • Online booking and scheduling
  • Friendly service; and 
  • Superb communication from start to finish

If you require construction debris removal services in Portland, Junk It Junk Removal can help.