Whether you're knocking down a small bungalow or a whole apartment block, demolition projects are rarely as quick and simple as they appear at first glance, and stripping out the valuable scrap metal contained within a building prior to demolition can be one of the most difficult and time-consuming aspects of the job. However, there are ways to speed the process along and get your building demolished faster, and having a scrap metal merchant install a scrap metal bin at your demolition site is one of the most effective.
These robust containers are designed to securely hold large quantities of scrap metal, and are dropped off and picked up by your chosen scrap metal company at no charge to you. Using these bins can benefit your demolition project in a number of ways:
No transportation costs
Disposing of all kinds of waste material created by a demolition project can be expensive, and endless trips to and from the scrapyard to drop off your collected metal isn't anybody's idea of fun. By contrast, scrap metal bins can be installed directly adjacent to the building you are demolishing, and are collected and emptied by the scrap metal service at no cost to you, saving you significant amounts of money on salvage transportation costs.
Speeds up scrap metal disposal
Having a scrap metal bin close to hand also saves you time that would otherwise be wasted ferrying metal back and forth between your demolition site and local scrap merchants. Since most demolition projects cannot be started in earnest until all valuable metals within the building are removed, speeding this process along will allow you to complete demolition projects more quickly, saving you money and allowing any subsequently construction work to begin more swiftly
You might think that you can save time and money by waiting until all of a building's scrap metal has been removed, before taking it to a scrap merchant in one go. However, without a safe place to store your accumulated scrap, it will become a tempting target for predatory scrap metal thieves and other ne'er-do-wells. Scrap metal bins fitted with lids and locks provide a secure place to store your accumulated scrap metal.
Save money on general waste skips
Of course, you could always just throw your scrap metal into the skip with the rubble and other detritus created by a demolition project. However, skip hire can be expensive, and loading your skips with scrap metal leaves less room behind for worthless rubble and concrete that cannot be disposed of any other way. By choosing free scrap metal bins, you can significantly reduce the size and number of skips you require to dispose of your demolition waste.