Sunday Morning Tip for March 03: Fixing up the House: Doing Away With Leftover Materials

<span>Sunday Morning Tip for March 03:</span> Fixing up the House: Doing Away With Leftover Materials
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    As you are finishing up your next renovation project, you will need to figure out what to do with all of the unwanted debris.

    Even a relatively minor project can easily produce huge piles of leftover materials, and getting rid of that waste might be daunting.

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Luckily, with a little bit of planning and some foresight, you should be able to eradicate those piles within just a few days.

Sell What’s Valuable

If you want to make some of your money back, then you should try and sell the valuable materials. Many contractors scour local classifieds looking for any intact building supplies that will be useful in future projects.

You might also be able to make some money if the debris is made from relatively valuable materials like copper or marble. Those types of materials will often be picked up very quickly by entrepreneurs who are trying to make a little extra money.

Give Away What Isn’t Valuable

Some of the debris that you are left with after your renovations might not be that valuable, but that doesn’t mean that you need to pay someone to get rid of the waste. There are hundreds of websites and mobile apps that allow you to list materials absolutely free.

Some of your leftover construction materials might go to local contractors while others will go to nearby homeowners who would like to carry out renovations of their own. Those who donate their leftover materials to non-profits should be able to claim certain tax deductions as well.

 

Recycle Whatever You Can

It is an unfortunate fact that renovating a home can result in quite a bit of waste going to a nearby landfill. According to one recent study, just over 30 percent of all solid waste in the country is made up of building debris. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and stay as eco-friendly as possible, then you should send all recyclable materials to a local recycling plant.

Hire a Junk Removal Company

Once you have consolidated the leftover construction materials, you can finally think about getting rid of the last of the waste. Most towns have quite a few local companies that offer affordable junk removal services. Before you recycle anything, you should first contact those companies and see if they offer recycling services as well.

If you think that any of the debris might contain toxins like asbestos, then you need to contact a local hazardous waste collection site. Tossing toxic materials into a garbage bin is highly illegal in most cities, and you could end up with huge fines and fees if you aren’t careful.

Seeking out affordable junk removal & hauling in Florida, or in other areas, is your best bet for efficient waste removal.

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