Whether you are planning to completely overhaul an existing bathroom in your home or have plans to make your kitchen area more functional by updating and remodeling, there is no doubt there will be a lot leftover after everything is complete. From old lumber to scrap flooring, waste will be a big part of any remodeling project, large or small. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not give this enough consideration until they are knee-deep in trash when the project is complete. Here are three things you should know about waste removal during your small remodel project.
Not Everything Can Be Hauled Away with a Typical Trash Pickup
One of the biggest mistakes you can make during a small remodel is to just expect you can pack everything out to the curb to be picked up on trash day. You can always try this, but there is a good chance that most of it will still be sitting after the truck drives away. Most residential trash services will not pick up building materials, such as old carpet or drywall, as they are not equipped to handle these materials with their equipment and it can take up a lot of space. Therefore, it is a good idea to research ahead of time to plan for what you think you will have leftover to throw away.
It Can Be Well Worth It To Bring in a Dumpster
You may think that with what you have planned to do to your home, bringing in a dumpster for waste removal would just be overkill. However, hauling load after load of trash to the local waste center can become quite costly after just a few trips. Even though dumpster rental will mean more money in the beginning, you will likely save in the long run, and you have the convenience of cleaning up as you go.
Recycle When You Can and Save
Many of the materials that you pull from your home during a remodel project are completely recyclable. Wood, metal, and glass are all good examples. Yet, one thing to keep in mind is that some materials are not just recyclable, but valuable. Old appliances, metal plumbing fixtures, and wiring are all examples of household items that scrap buyers will pay you for when you bring the materials to them at the recycling center. Therefore, you get the chance to save on waste, but also grab some extra money to put into your project.
Making sure that trash is appropriately removed during your remodel project should be one thing at the top of your list when you are doing your initial planning. Waste removal, when handled the right way, can make the project go smoothly and cleanup a breeze.Share