Businesses are advised to acquaint themselves with local policies and practices that would apply in the event of a disaster and prepare accordingly. Some issues for consideration are:
Rebuilding construction debris is the responsibility of the business property owner. Building contractors and repair services are sometimes hired without arrangements being made for disposing of their scrap materials and other construction debris. These items sometimes end up piled curbside in anticipation they will get carted off by someone else along with disaster-related debris. Since this debris results from new construction, not disaster damage, municipalities will not be reimbursed for its disposal and haulers are likely to leave it behind (with any other items mixed with it). New construction debris is the business owner's responsibility. If you enter into a contract with a building contractor or repair service, stipulate that they are responsible for disposing of waste they generate. Otherwise you may have to arrange for and absorb the cost of debris removal yourself. With larger jobs, the contractor should provide waste containers as part of the contract.
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