How To Get Rid Of Your Construction Debris After Your Yard Project

Posted on: 18 December 2018

Home interior and exterior projects are a great way to improve your home's appearance and value. But what do you do with all the leftover waste and debris after you are finished? Here are some helpful tips to help you get rid of the old construction waste from your yard.

Rent a Dumpster

One of the easiest ways to get rid of construction waste is by renting a dumpster from a company like Ware Disposal. A roll-off or rental dumpster provided by a local waste management company will be large enough to hold all your debris, and the company will deliver it to your home and place it in your yard for your convenience. This can help you if you are replacing your roofing shingles, for example, and need to push the debris from your roof right into the dumpster.

Be sure you talk to your dumpster rental company about any prohibited items and materials, as you don't want to dispose of toxic materials, such as old paint, or a refrigerator containing coolant. And excessively heavy materials, such as broken concrete, may not be allowed into the dumpster unless you pay an extra disposal fee. Many landfills will charge extra to dispose of concrete waste, which will get passed onto you unless you recycle the concrete waste.

Recycle or Up-cycle

Recycling any dumpster waste is a good option as it keeps it out of the landfill and it reuses old materials to take the place where new virgin materials would be needed. For example, you can give your old broken concrete to a local concrete recycling company. They will process the concrete down into smaller pieces, which can be used in construction of roads and buildings as rubble fill rock. Concrete can also be ground up to recycle it into gravel and added to cement and sand to make a new concrete mixture.

Some construction waste may still be usable, such as old window panes, used appliances that still work, unused paint, or old carpeting or flooring. Often something you no longer need can be useful to someone else, especially when they are completing their own home repairs.

For example, if someone's window was broken and they need a replacement window but can't afford a new one, your old window that is the same dimensions can fill their need. There are donation locations and online forums where you can leave your items or get in contact with others who may need them.

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