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How To Responsibly Dispose Of Renovation Materials

Posted by on November 15, 2016
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Finally! It’s done! The renovation you dreamed and talked about for the longest time is finished. It wasn’t a piece of cake either, right? It probably seems like it took forever. Still, all the unpleasant surprises along the way, budget overruns, chaos, dust, and hundreds of tough decision-making moments, were worth it. Look at the place! It looks great!

The problem now is outside of the renovated space. All that debris! From big and small bits of construction materials, piping and wires to old appliances, cabinets and sinks — it all now probably sits in your backyard, waiting to be disposed of. And you can’t dump it all just anywhere. Some of these materials may be hazardous and present a real danger to the environment.

First, And Foremost, Donate!

Did you get a top of the line refrigerator for your new kitchen but the old one is still functional? Don’t throw it out, someone else could still use it. As long as your items are in good condition, you can donate them to such places as Habitat for Humanity, secondhand stores like The Salvation Army and Goodwill or your local salvage shops. And that means literally anything — from sinks and bathtubs to cabinets, doors and windows, and even overstock building materials such as lumber or tiles. This is the most responsible way of disposing your renovation materials: recycling them and at the same time providing to those in need.

Try Selling It

Consider selling these still usable items online or at a garage sale. It’s a great way to recycle what is left after your renovation while possibly recouping some of the money you spent on it.

Rent A Trash Bin

But there are also left-over renovation materials that are just plain trash. Like that debris that came out of your walls and floors, broken planks and tiles, paint, bits of drywalling, flooring — the list goes on and on. All this could amount to hundreds of pounds of scrap and garbage, or more, depending on the extent of your renovation.

For this type of renovation junk, it’s best to rent a bin prior to the renovation process, and dump the rubbish in it as you work. These containers range in sizes from 7.6 cubic meters to 30.5 cubic meters, and the larger ones open up at one end so you can easily walk in with the trash. Then, after the bin is full, just drive it to your local dumpsite.

But to make sure that your renovation waste is responsibly disposed of, with the least amount of effort on your part, hire a junk removal service that specializes in this type of removal. They will arrive, separate your trash into recyclables, hazardous and non-hazardous piles and dispose of them in a professional way. They will even clean up after picking up the waste. Your irksome trash will disappear in a flash, and you can then fully enjoy and appreciate your new place. And surely, after all those weeks or months of headaches and problems caused by your renovation project, that option is quite appealing!