Home improvement projects can generate a lot of waste which can quickly get out of hand without a proper junk removal procedure. Unlike household waste, you can’t get rid of construction and renovation waste by hauling it to the curb and wait for the local trash service to take care of it.
If you’re undertaking a remodeling project, whether that’s installing a new kitchen or knocking down a wall, it’s imperative to know the difference between waste and salvageable building materials. Too much of renovation waste ends up in landfills yet it’s pretty recyclable. And in some municipalities, recycling is no longer optional. Any homeowner or business owner looking to take on a remodeling project should check into local recycling requirements.
Before you go ahead and toss worn tiles and old lighting fixtures in the dumpster, consider these options for offloading your renovation waste materials more sustainably.
Tips for Sustainable Renovation Waste Disposal
1. Take waste items to your local recycling or architectural salvage center
Architectural salvages work a lot like antique shops – but for construction materials. Salvaging is an age-old building tactic that reduces waste and diverts building materials from landfill. You can even shop at salvage yards for discounted materials recovered from other homes or construction sites. You never know what treasures you might find.
So, don’t demolish your house or office. Instead, you can work with a contractor to deconstruct the remodel site. You might end up using materials from the existing structure and save a pretty penny in the process. Not only does salvaging save on purchasing costs; it will also significantly reduce your disposal fees.
If you have unique items such as Tiffany glass windows or marble structures crafted by a famous designer, you can actually walk away with some good money. Some of these items just need a little TLC. Your interior designer probably has an eye for such items and can help you determine what pieces are worth restoring.
2. Donate to a reseller or charity
If your discarded items and materials are still in good shape, someone else could benefit from your waste. Just as you might take your old clothes to a nearby Goodwill, donating renovation items is a meaningful yet sustainable way to get rid of old household items and fixtures.
There’s probably a nonprofit reseller, charity, or church group in your neighborhood that would love to take your old furniture and appliances off your hands. You can also donate generic items such as doors, lighting and ornamental fixtures as well.
3. Waste Disposal
Some renovation waste materials are unusable and must be taken to the dump. It’s best to consider your options so you can choose the option that will save you money.
- Purchase a collapsible trash bin – If you’re reusing most of your building materials, your waste is most likely going to be minimal. A collapsible bin can help you effectively manage your trash while keeping the site from becoming unsightly.
- Rent a dumpster – Dumpster are perfect for bigger renovation projects. You get to avoid the costs of daily junk removal as you can let the waste accumulate.
- Drop off renovation waste – You can take your construction waste to the dump by renting a truck and disposing of it yourself. But this can be expensive and cumbersome. Not only do you have to sort all the materials beforehand, you’ll have to pay disposal fees.
Hiring a Junk Removal Company for Renovation Waste Disposal
Simplify your post-renovation clean up with professional junk removal services. As long as you don’t have any hazardous waste, junk removal companies will gladly take any construction materials, debris and rubble off your hands. Here’s what you stand to gain by hiring a junk removal company.
1. Save time and money
Instead of coordinating dumpster rental and trying to fit sorting and disposal fees into your budget, junk removal companies can help you get rid of the debris easily and efficiently. You’ll save valuable time and money in the process.
2. It’s safer
Construction materials are heavy and pose a significant safety risk. Your health and that of your friends and family is too valuable to compromise. Let the experts handle it. Junk King Marin has the equipment, expertise and experience to safely handle construction waste disposal
3. A reputable company takes care of recycling issues
Salvaging and recycling might be good for the environment but they can be quite a hassle. Partnering with a reputable junk removal company such as Junk King ensures that recycling is handled according to legal requirements.
Plus, Junk King has measures in place to ensure that donation and recycling take precedence over landfill disposal.
Make Renovation Easier, Safer, and More Efficient with Junk King
Junk King Marin is the company to turn to for all things junk removal and waste disposal. We can help you get rid of all the junk that has piled up due to your remodeling projects.
It’s easy! All you have to do is call us up and we’ll be on site whenever you need us.