A new renovation or a room overhaul can breathe new life into your space and reignite your passion for your home. Depending on the space and what you plan to do to it, it can turn into quite a mammoth task with many moving parts that come together to change your space to something beautiful. Once the dust has settled and your renovation is complete, however, you’re undoubtedly going to have some building waste or rubble to dispose of. Here are some quick tips on how to deal with the waste.
Dispose of It Correctly
There are strict laws determining how you can and can’t dispose of waste from your building project or renovation. This means understanding the kind of waste you’ll be left with and what the best way of disposing of it is. One of the easiest ways is to rent a skip or roll-off dumpster because as you build and produce rubble, you can pile it all into the skip or roll-off dumpster and it will be removed and disposed of for you.
It’s important to get these options from a reputable company because they will be aware of the specific protocols to follow and what can or can’t be disposed of in this way. This size of the debris will dictate the best option for you, and not paying attention to details might mean extra costs if you don’t use these receptacles correctly. Remember that not everything can go into a roll-off dumpster. Most building debris can be disposed of this way like wood, wall and floor tiles, old concrete or asphalt and bricks, but things like batteries, electronics, appliances and chemicals need to be disposed of separately and shouldn’t be discarded into a roll-off dumpster.
It might not always be necessary to throw out your building rubble, particularly if it’s wood. There is a whole community online of people creating clever and eco-friendly projects by re-using old building materials and crafting them into something else. This has started to become known as upcycling. If the waste is too small or not useful, remember that you can recycle materials like metal roofing or sheeting or broken, useless appliances. Try and avoid sending whatever you can to a landfill and opt for more eco-friendly options.
Consider Donating It
If the building materials or fittings you’re removing are still usable, why not donate them to a local non-profit organization that might be able to re-use them in home building projects? Particularly if you have leftover materials like flooring of cladding, they can be well used by charities. If you’re replacing appliances, many less fortunate homes can make wonderful use of your old ones, provided they’re in working order or a just need a cheap fix.
Once you’ve removed all the debris and building waste and your renovations are complete, you’ll have a new space in your home that will feel wonderful to be in and use. Home renovations are hard work and often inconvenient, but in the end they’re always worth it.