How to Get Rid of Renovation Waste

How to Get Rid of Renovation Waste

Posted by on September 2, 2019
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The time has finally come. You have put aside enough time to get started on that home renovation project you’ve been thinking of for the last few years. Whether you are thinking of remodelling your basement or updating your kitchen, there is one problem that will continue to nag until you find a solution, and that’s how to deal with renovation waste properly.

Almost every home renovation project starts the same, in the sense that you have great plans and anticipation for the project and have a newfound zest for life. However, hours into the project you’ll likely notice that your home is full of dust and that you can’t walk anywhere without getting debris on your feet.

You may end up spending more time dealing with all of the waste than actually decorating your bathroom or remodelling your basement. The good news is there are many ways to get rid of renovation waste such as obtaining a bin rental.

Dealing with Waste

Most people will get rid of their waste by simply throwing it out at the dump, but doing so will usually require multiple trips that waste time and money. Fortunately, there are better ways to eliminate all of your renovation waste effectively.

For starters, you should try and reuse as much waste as you can. You will likely not get rid of a lot of waste by reusing, but we would argue that every little bit helps. For instance, perhaps you can fabricate a small bookshelf by using a few leftover 2 x 4s, or you can make a rustic picture frame by using that door frame that you were thinking of tossing aside.

Donate as Much as You Can

If you have any bathroom or kitchen fixtures that have been gently used, then you can donate them to a local charity, such as Habitat for Humanity. They will also accept pre-owned appliances and furniture, assuming they are still in relatively good condition and fully functional. If you have a large number of items that you wish to donate, they may send over a deconstruction crew to remove old windows, fixtures, appliances, doors, and cabinets from your home, pro bono.


If you wish to recycle your renovation waste, then you will have to make a few trips to your local dump or recycling depot. However, many neighbourhoods hold community environment days or weeks that you can take advantage of to save you a few trips.

In any event, recycling is not only good for the environment but also good for you and your local community as well. If you decide to make the trek to your local dump, then try and do so during a time when it’s quiet. You will be able to save some time in the process.

Use Bin Rental Services

Bin rentals are effortless to obtain. Simply make the call, choose the bin size and type of your choice, and the bin rental company will deliver the bin to your home. Then, fill it up with all of your renovation waste, give them a call, and they will come to your home and pick up the filled bin for you.

Bin rental companies are very eco-friendly, and most will recycle as much of the waste as they can by delivering it to a local recycling facility. Many will also donate any lightly used appliances or furniture that you have for you upon request.

How to Rent a Disposal Bin

The easiest way to do so is to go online simply. Go through a few junk removal websites in your area, read about their products and services, and decide on which works best for your situation. While most will claim to be the best at what they do, the only way to know for sure is to ask for references.

You should also talk to family members, friends, or co-workers that you trust, as they may be able to recommend a company with a proven track record of success. Check online reviews to help you determine the best choice, as choosing the wrong company can cost you time and money down the road.

Remember to ensure that the company you want to work with serves clients who live in your area, as some may not be able or willing to make the trip. In terms of bin sizes, you can usually choose from a bin as small as four cubic yards to one as big as 40 cubic yards. Again, the size you need will depend on how big your renovation project will be, as well as how much waste it will generate.

If in doubt, speak to a representative from a local bin rental company. They will help you pick a bin size that will handle all of your junk disposal needs without going over your budget.

The Red Bins Difference

For more information about getting rid of waste from your renovation project, call Red Bins at 416-733-2467 or contact us here.

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