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4 Tips For Remodeling Waste Removal

Completing a home remodel is a rewarding experience when you see the finished results. Unfortunately, this isn't the end of your job. You still have a lot of clean-up, and likely have large piles of drywall, carpeting or hard flooring, tiles, and other materials left over. Here are some different ways you can get rid of the remodeling waste.

Donate the Materials

Your first option for getting rid of remodeling waste is by donating items that can be salvaged. For example, if you removed planks or tiles from your floor that are still in good condition, they can be donated to someone who is working on their own home project. You should also consider donating items you removed during the remodel that you don't have a use for, such as large appliances. A benefit to donating items, aside from helping others, is that charities and organizations will often pick them up for you. This saves you a trip and may prevent you from needing a rolloff container.

Haul the Waste Yourself

For the rest of your remodeling waste, it will either be thrown away or recycled. Either way, there are a few different ways to handle it. The first is to haul it away yourself. This is going to be the least expensive option, since all you pay is entrance to the local dump. If you have a large pickup truck that can fit most or all of the waste, throw the waste in the back and make your way over to the dump. Many dumps also have recycling centers in the same location, so you can recycle some items, and throw away the rest.

Get a Rolloff Dumpster

If you don't have a truck that can accommodate all the waste that will be thrown away, consider renting a rolloff dumpster. This is a large dumpster that you place on street in front of your driveway or next to the sidewalk in front of your home. As you start removing waste from your home, you bring it out to the dumpster and toss it in. Once you are dong with your remodeling project, call up your local waste management company, and they will empty the contents of the dumpster into their dump truck. When you are finished using the rolloff dumpster, the rental company will pick it up for you. For more information, contact a company like Waconia Roll-Off Service.

Hire a Waste Collection Service

For the least amount of work, consider hiring a waste collection service. They can handle different types of waste, from broken windows and wood planks that will be recycled, to old carpets and drywall that are going in the trash. They will pick it all up from inside your home and haul it away for you. This is the most expensive option, but the easiest. After finishing a remodeling project, you might not have the energy to deal with the waste. That alone can be a good reason to hire a company to do it for you.