What is the difference between clean fill and non-clean fill?

Whatever your project may be, identifying how the different types of waste will be discarded is crucial. One of the most crucial considerations to be made when ordering the services of garbage bin rentals. The cost of waste disposal is determined significantly by the approach taken in handling each material after it leaves the site. And this is why you must know, before you call the waste disposal company, which materials will be placed in each disposal bin.

Construction waste can be categorized into two types:

  1. Clean Fill

This refers to waste materials from a construction site that can be refurbished or recycled foruse in other construction projects. The term “clean” is used for such waste materials to imply that the materials are eco-friendly and do not contain any toxic compounds that is damaging to the health of humans and animals, or contaminate the environment where they are disposed.

Also, Clean fill has the following characteristics:

  • Has not been mixed with dissimilar types of waste;
  • Has not been exposed to any petroleum products spill or the release of any chemical (even reactive) contaminants;
  • Not been treated with a palliative for any contamination.

The construction materials listed below are acceptable as clean fill disposal:

  • Brick
  • Gravel
  • Rubble
  • Top soil
  • Dirt
  • Concrete
  • Cement
  • Sand

Clean fill is used by contractors to do the following:

  • Fill holes;
  • Improve drainage on property;
  • Level uneven areas;
  • Change the elevation of certain areas.

If the materials are unmixed, waste disposal companies will charge lower fees. Please remember that some materials, like asphalt, can only be recycled when they are uncontaminated.

  1. Non-clean Fill

When demolition waste is insoluble in water and of a nonhazardous nature. It cannot be recycled for use in subsequent construction projects.  This waste material is known as non-clean fill. Below are examples of such materials:

  • Contaminated soil
  • Cardboard
  • Fiberglass
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Hazardous household appliances and electronics

Final Note

Waste disposal companies usually practice an environmentally responsible waste distribution practice. They collect cleanfill in huge amounts from construction or renovation sites and trade it to other work sites who might need those materials. This process ensures that waste is used properly and does not end up wasting away in the landfills. Suchan initiative can, and should, be encouraged by contractors. All that the contractor needs to do is to see to it that construction sites are managed efficiently, with the correct disposal of the many different types of waste on the site.

Dump-Squad is one of the fastest growing disposal bin rental, dumpster rental, mini bin rental and junk removal company in Toronto, Ontario. We hope you have enjoyed reading this article and can take something away from it. In the event you are looking to hire any junk removal services or garbage bin rentals in the Toronto area, please feel free to contact us at any time!


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