After you remodel your home, you will be left with quite a bit of items that need to be disposed of. Before you try to stuff it all in your normal rubbish bin, consider your other options for taking care of it. Here are some of the essential steps to follow after the project is over to help you decide how to deal with the rubbish.
Recycle and Reuse Items
Before you do anything else, look at the type of waste you have and see if anything can be reused or recycled. This will help you to save the environment by keeping more items from ending up in the landfills, plus it reduces how much waste needs to be hauled away. Many items you tear down during a remodel can be recycled, such as glass windows, flooring tiles or hardwood planks, wood furniture, and roofing materials. You may also be able to create crafts from some of these items, such as breaking up glass windows to make mosaic artwork for the walls.
Choose a Method of Waste Disposal
Once you have separated the recyclable materials and waste, you can decide what to do with items that are being thrown out. There are a few different options here. If you have the budget for it, you can pay a rubbish removal company to pick all of it up for you, saving you the time and energy of doing it yourself. If you have a large truck, you can haul it away yourself and bring it to the local dump. However, the preferred option is often to rent a skip bin, which will be delivered to your home, then picked up and hauled away when it's full.
Rent a Skip Bin
If you decide to go with the skip bin, the next step is to call up a rental company and decide on what size you want. They typically come in multiple sizes, depending on the size of your remodeling project. Also find out if you need a permit to park it in front of your home. You might want to have it parked in the driveway to keep it off the street. For a small remodel, you shouldn't need it for more than a day.
Throw Away Waste
When the company drops off the skip bin, all you need to do is start throwing away your waste into the bin. When your project is done and the bin is full, call up the rental company and they will have it picked up for you. The same rental company might also have a separate bin for recyclables. Otherwise, you will need to make other arrangements for trash you plan to recycle.