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5 Smart Ways to Dispose of Renovation Waste

Smashing outdated cabinets has never felt so good.

Sledgehammer in hand, and boots on the ground – you feel alive. Wood chips are flying, nails are popping, and you can finally see that open floor plan you’ve been dreaming of.

But what happens when everything is done being demolished? Will all of that trash even fit on your curbside?

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5 Smart Ways to Dispose of Renovation Waste

Feeling overwhelmed about what to do with all that junk? Keep reading to find out five smart ways to handle construction waste disposal.

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1. Donate

The best first step to deciding what to donate is finding what supplies or tools are good to go.

If you aren’t going to use that table saw in the future, try taking it to a local woodshop. If you managed to salvage some furniture, check and see where you can drop it off at a donation center nearby (they take more stuff than you think).

Locating a local organization or non-profit to donate construction waste is always a good idea.

2. Upcycle

Check out the supplies you have left. Use that wild imagination of yours and find objects or pieces of old furniture, and picture them as something new.

If you believe that you can make it happen with the tools you have, then put it aside. Pieces like that can be made into something useable and new with a little love and a touch of paint while eliminating just a small amount of waste in the world.

Bringing life into old furniture is so rewarding and gives character to any space, so why not give it a try?

3. Professional Construction Waste Disposal

When dealing with a bunch of rubbish thinking small can really be overwhelming, especially after ripping apart the interior of a building.

Look for a company that can swoop in and makes disposal easy. Chose a company like Go Bins that will quickly deliver a dumpster for your entire renovation and even does same-day service of construction waste removal.

4. Recycle Locally

Most construction waste can be recycled, despite common knowledge. Sorting through may seem like it’s a pain, but anything that is wood, metal, glass, or even carpet can be recycled. All you need to do is look for local companies that will buy or accept leftover items.

The global rate for waste projects to build to 3.40 billion tons by 2050, so doing your part to minimize your footprint with construction material disposal is crucial.

5. Rebuild into Something New

Because most construction waste is recyclable, why not use that to your advantage?

Try and challenge yourself to build a new shelf or nightstand using what supplies you have leftover; you may surprise yourself with what can come out of it.

Don’t Let Your Knowledge Go to Waste

Now that you know you have options, choosing the right path for your project cleanup should be a little bit easier.

Doing a renovation project yourself can be so rewarding, but it can also leave a mess. Always make sure to handle construction waste disposal properly so you can enjoy your new space.

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