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    5 ways to dispose of renovation waste

    One man's trash could be another man's treasure

    John | AnK Budget Bins

    There are millions of things to consider when undertaking a home renovation or remodelling project. Too often left at the bottom of the list is planning how you will dispose of your renovation waste. Whether you’re replacing your kitchen cabinets or remodelling your bathroom, it is inevitable that you will produce waste.

    Often, the volume of renovation rubbish left over ends up being more than expected. Without proper waste disposal plans, insulation, old plaster, glass and other renovation materials are piling up in your garage. It goes without saying that you should decide beforehand whether you’ll get a rubbish removal service or dispose of the waste yourself.

    Whether you’re completing a large scale renovation, or a smaller update – you will inevitably have renovation waste to dispose of / Source: Shutterstock

    Here, we’ll explore the different options when it comes to renovation waste removal.

    1.  Check which items can be donated

    The idiom “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” can be taken literally when we’re talking about renovation waste. If the items or materials you’d want to get rid of are still in good condition, there might be a family that can still benefit from them.

    There are a number of donation centers where you can drop off your usable items. It is worth mentioning that they accept everything from cabinets, light fixtures, and appliances to windows, doors and other materials that can still be used for other building projects.

    Dn’t forget to contact donation centres prior to dropping off your usable items. Just to be sure, ask them if they accept the materials or items you’re planning to dispose of.

    There’s just one thing you have to remember. When you’re planning to donate your usable renovation rubbish, you have to keep them in good condition and be careful when you’re removing them. This means that you have to decide which items you’re donating and have them carefully removed before you swing that sledgehammer.

    2. Bring your renovation waste to the dump

    If you want to save money in disposing of your renovation waste, you can bring the rubbish to a landfill. Once you’ve decided which items to donate and which to discard, you can use a flatbed truck or a trailer to dump the waste to your local landfill.

    Before you drive to the landfill, it is best that you sort the materials. Typically, different materials go to their designated stations. For instance, most landfills have designated stations for scrap metal, copper, large appliances and old computers. It is always best to call your local landfill to get information on rules like this.

    3. Give away, sell or repurpose some materials

    One of the ways you can save money and time on waste disposal is by giving away or selling some of the discarded materials from your renovation. Your old oven might be useful to a friend or a relative who’s moving house for the first time, or someone on your local neighbourhood Facebook group may find your old bricks useful for paving stones for their patio.

    If you’re planning to tear down an interior wall to free up some space, consider repurposing the timber. Timber is a valuable resource and you can use it to create a new hall table or cabinet. There are a lot of resources online where you can find DIY projects related to repurposing old materials. Not only will it save you money off your next project, but it’s also better for the environment – win, win!

    4. Contact your local garbage collection service

    You will be surprised to discover that you can ask your local garbage collection service to pick up your renovation waste. For a certain price, you can ask them to pick up your bulk rubbish. All you have to do is inform them what type of items you’re disposing of; the size of the rubbish and the pickup location. Most of the time, this type of service is inexpensive and the cost typically depends on the size of your renovation rubbish.

    5. Get a skip bin hire service

    Another option you can take is getting a skip bin hire service. Skip bins come in a range of sizes and they are one of the most cost-effective and convenient solutions for renovation waste removal. When you decide to take your waste to the landfill, you have to go back and forth to the site. You can save time and money by hiring a skip bin that can accommodate all the rubbish you need to dispose of.

    What’s fantastic about skip bins is the fact that they are the clean and green option for removing waste. There are bin rental companies that bring the waste to a licensed sorting facility. This means that your renovation waste will be sorted and salvaged to be redistributed or reused.

    Renovation rubbish disposal does not have to be a time-consuming and tedious task. Just remember to do your research and find the most efficient, affordable and convenient option that will work for you.

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