If you are planning on performing a major renovation project in your home, you may find yourself wondering what you can or should do with all of the waste that will be generated in the process. After all, the materials that you rip out or remove from your home will need to be dealt with as well as any scraps or remnants of the new materials that you bring in. There are many different ways that you can deal with construction waste that is generated from your renovation project. Get to know some of the best ways that you can deal with it so that you can put these methods to use as you move your project forward.
Try to Repurpose Hardwood and Tile Elements
If you have glass or ceramic tile in your home or hardwood floors, counters, or other elements that you will be removing from your home and replacing, you may want to take those pieces and repurpose them. Maybe your old hardwood flooring could be repurposed into a basic end table, cabinet, or dresser.
When you are going for a rustic look in your home, you can also use that hardwood flooring to create a mosaic-style wood wall. With tiles, you can break them down to smaller pieces to create mosaic decorative plates, a tile back splash in the kitchen, or you can even repurpose them in your garden or as part of your landscaping design.
Recycle What You Cannot Use In Your Renovations
Of course, not everything that you are removing from your home can be repurposed into your new designs. As such, you may wonder what should be done with the materials that you have no use for in your home.
The best option for these items is to recycle them. Construction recycling can be a simple process if you know what to do and what can be recycled. Essentially, most raw materials can be recycled from a construction site. However, there are some stipulations. The different materials need to be separated into different dumpsters in most cases.
This means that wood elements need to be together while metals should be separate. If you have stone or shingles that you are removing, those too will need to be separated. When your construction project is complete, you can contact a construction recycling company to come and haul the dumpsters away and recycle the materials you have placed in the bins. This will significantly reduce the amount of waste you send to the landfill.
These tips will help you reduce the waste that your home renovation and construction project generates so that you can better manage those materials.