When you are remodeling your home, whether you are tearing down a wall, installing new flooring or adding a room, you will end up with quite a bit of waste. This might be piles of carpeting and flooring tiles, chunks of drywall, and leftover materials after remodeling the basement. Here are some different things you can do with your remodeling waste.
Think About How They Can Be Reused
The first thing you should do when you are left with materials following the remodeling project is to consider what materials can be used for other things. This allows you to reuse them and possibly save them for other projects while also reducing what ends up in local landfills. For example, if you removed some glass windows, perhaps you can use some of that glass for mosaic projects, or you might be able to use some of your ceramic tiles to tile another room of the home. Just because you want new flooring in your kitchen doesn't mean the tiles you pulled up can't be used for an upstairs bathroom also in need of updating.
Recycle as Much as Possible
Your next option is to try and recycle as much of the remaining materials as you can. Just because you don't personally have a use for them, doesn't mean they need to end up in the dumpster. Those glass windows might not be good for projects at home, but the glass and aluminum or wood window frames can probably be recycled. Contact local recycling services to ask about the specific types of materials they will accept. In many cases, you can recycle ceramic and porcelain tiles, glass, wood and metal materials, and even drywall.
Get a Skip Bin For the Rubbish
By this point, you should only be left with waste that needs to go to the local dump. Since you likely have more than what fits in your regular trash can, this means finding a way to haul it off. One of the easiest things to do is rent a skip bin. This is a type of dumpster that will be placed in your driveway or on the street in front of your house. You can throw all the materials and waste in the dumpster, then have it picked up when you're finished. Keeping it on your property during the renovations is a good idea because you can keep up with cleaning up the remodeling space.