5 Tips for Getting Rid of Your Home Renovation Waste


Construction, demolition and renovation generate huge amounts of waste, and most of this waste won't be taken by your regular garbage removal service. Therefore, you should plan for proper disposal of this waste at the end of your project. Skip bin hire can help you to remove and direct waste to recycling centres or landfills as applicable. This article highlights various types of renovation waste and how to best deal with them.

1. Concrete

Concrete is very heavy, but it is recyclable if unmixed with other types of debris. Concrete debris should be separated into its own bin for two reasons: concrete is heavy and therefore shouldn't be put in too large a skip, or lifting and transport will become difficult. Also, construction companies looking for clean fill will accept 'clean' concrete, which can help you make some money off your waste. Ensure that your concrete isn't mixed with other waste, particularly hazardous waste like drywall or asbestos.

2. Roofing material

Just like concrete, asphalt shingles should be loaded separately in the bin and transported to an asphalt recycling centre. Wood/lumber from torn-down roofs should be dismantled to the smallest units and nails or screws removed. The wood can then be sold to a lumber recycling yard or a nearby carpentry shop. If you're packing a skip with other materials, place the wood on top, since it is light and will probably be removed at a recycling centre before the rest of the junk is taken to a landfill.

3. Siding material

Siding materials like cedar or wood are highly sought after, and posting an ad on Craigslist is an easy way to get rid of them without paying anything. Vinyl siding will often be disposed into a landfill with other unrecyclable waste.

4. Carpets

Talk to your bin provider to find whether they have requirements for carpet disposal; some require that carpets be cut into manageable lengths for ease of handling.

5. Bathroom/kitchen waste

This includes waste like broken tiles, sinks, tubs, flooring and countertops, among others. If the material is in good condition, it can be reclaimed in construction yards, but your bin provider will remove the rest, usually at an additional fee. Tubs and sinks should be placed in a way that allows them to hold other waste so that you make maximum use of the space in the bin.

5. Metal

Metals like iron and steel have minimum tonnage requirements for recycling centres to collect them. This is because they are heavy, and so transport costs must be worth the load being carried. Below the minimum, you'll need to arrange for your own transport to the scrap yard. Other metals, like copper and aluminium, are valuable even in small amounts.


21 December 2017

Attractive garbage bins

My husband says I'm little intense, but I like everything in the house to look good and match, even our garbage bins. I have recently redecorated the house and have changed the colour scheme to burnished metals and neutral stone colours from our previous beach themed home. Luckily, these days you can find garbage bins in just about any colour or texture, so even the fussiest of garbage bin owners can find something that matches their decor if they know where to look. This blog has some tips on finding attractive garbage bins in any colour, texture or pattern to match their home decor, along with how you can tell that the bins will suit your waste needs.