Proper Waste Disposal in your Newly Renovated Home

A renovation can be a great thing. You add value to your home, in case you sell. You can improve the room, make it better fulfil its function or change it entirely. You can fine-tune the house, so it better fits your needs or what you want out of it.


However, let’s face it, renovations are messy work. There’s going to be a lot of clutter and debris. Walls may need to be broken down. Tiles get removed. At the very least, there’s going to be a layer of dust on almost everything. Cleaning up during or after a renovation can be a headache.


Now, the best renovation companies would do the decent thing and clean most of it up. At the very least, they’ll get rid of the bigger pieces of debris and most of the clutter. However, this isn’t always the case, and renovation teams don’t always clean everything.


That leaves you handling the aftermath.


Fortunately, there are three significant ways to get rid of all that post-renovation garbage.


First, we offer a bit of free advice. Call folks like at the onset, so you have bins to put all that material in. Having containers ready can help make things so much less of a hassle.


Now, on to the disposal methods at your disposal.


First, you can donate what can be recycled or reused. One man’s garbage can be another man’s new cabinets! If you have a new range but the old one still works, give it to someone who needs one.


Any materials that are intact or in good condition can be given away or restored. Anything else can be checked if they’re recyclable. You can help efforts like Habitat for Humanity or community centres, or just your family and friends.


If there’s a lot of wood or other building materials, you might be able to repurpose them. I have a friend who figured out how to make a display rack out of wood that used to be his kitchen cabinets.


Of course, if you’re going to donate, keep them in good condition. You don’t want to end up wrecking them in the process of a renovation.


What can’t be donated should be disposed of properly, so drive them over to a landfill or dump. The skip bins we advised you to get earlier are now going to come in handy.


It’s mainly cheaper to do the drop-off yourself. Anything that’s recyclable will be sorted, while the rest is disposed of safely. That’s all you need to ask for. Just look up the local landfill or waste transfer station, and schedule your drop-off.


Finally, you could hire a professional cleaning service. There are many options for this, though they can all add an extra cost.


You could get the usual garbage collection service to handle it. This is a cheap method, and all you need to do is follow the standard pattern. You can also call a company that specialises in renovation waste removal, which is a bit more expensive.