Winter can be a good time to work on projects inside your home, as there is not a great deal of outdoor projects that can be completed. Winter remodeling projects within your home can create a large amount of waste and items to dispose of. Here are some tips to help you remove and recycle these items from your home during winter home interior projects.
Home Remodel Construction Waste
Removing and replacing a wall, flooring and appliances can create a great deal of bulky waste that you can't simply put into your curbside pickup trash container. For this reason, any type of remodeling projects will require you to dispose of it into a local landfill.
For a large amount of construction debris and waste, including bathroom fixtures, such as toilets and cabinets, old laminate flooring, or carpeting, you will need a large enough container to dispose of it properly. A local waste company can provide you with a large dumpster, which will be placed in your yard or driveway as you fill it with the remodeling waste. Dumpsters for this type of waste make disposal convenient, as they usually have a side door that opens up to allow you to carry debris into the container to fill it. When the container is filled or you are finished with your project, the waste company will pick it up and dispose of all the waste.
Keep in mind some appliances, such as a refrigerator, which contains coolant waste, may need to be disposed of with an appliance disposal service. Ask your local waste hauling services about appliances they will dispose of for you and any regulations you need to follow to get rid of them.
There are many types of waste from within your home you can recycle to help the environment and keep them out of the landfill. Contact your local waste management company to see if they provide recycling services for many types of remodeling and construction debris. Some items they may take for recycling includes carpeting, insulating, drywall, tiles, lumber and other wood products, and metals.
Used drywall can be recycled and used as a soil fertilizers. Drywall gypsum contains boron, which is a plant nutrient, and the paper covering the drywall is also beneficial to provide food to plants. Used lumber and other wood products can be ground into wood waste to form new particle boards. Old windows can be repurposed and installed into a chicken coop, shed, barn, or other outbuildings.