If you’re remodeling a room, building a home addition, or converting an attic or garage into a livable space for the first time, you may be surprised by how much debris you end up with. You most likely planned your construction project down to the last detail, but debris removal often doesn’t get included in many homeowners’ plans. Since your household trash pickup service won’t remove construction debris, it’s up to you to dispose of it properly.
Donate Reusable Materials
What you consider junk could be extremely useful to someone in need. Many organizations accept donations of building materials, and they will be happy to take them off your hands. Reusable materials include:
- Doors, wall mirrors, and windows in good condition
- Plumbing fixtures, like sinks
- Appliances like clothes washers, dryers, and dishwashers
- Cabinetry and countertops
- Light fixtures and ceiling fans
- Anything else that is easily removed and is still usable
In the U.S., construction debris makes up one-third of all waste. Metals, wood, cardboard, masonry, and other common materials can be recycled if the services exist near you. If you’re concerned about your project’s impact on the environment, look for a local recycling center in your community. Check to see what they will accept and if there is a fee. Once you know your options, you can plan to set aside recyclable material as your project progresses.
Rent a Dumpster for Easy Debris Removal
For all debris that is not reusable or recyclable, the most common practice is to rent a dumpster to keep on-site. Next Day Dumpsters will deliver a dumpster to your project site with as little as 24-hour notice. This is particularly useful if you find yourself surprised by the amount of construction debris that your project is creating. As your project progresses, you can toss all waste into the dumpster. When you’re finished, give our friendly team a call, and we’ll come to take it off your hands, saving you the hassle of disposing of the debris yourself.
Make Plans for Disposal of Hazardous Materials
Per EPA guidelines, not everything can be thrown into a dumpster. If you need to dispose of any of the items below, be sure to notify our team. We’ll direct you to the proper agencies in your area for safe disposal that adheres to all local and federal regulations.
- Biohazardous materials and medical waste
- Paint (dry paint cans are permissible)
- Propane tanks
- Liquids, solvents, and chemicals
- Equipment containing gas or oil
- Mattresses, box springs, and tires
Contact Next Day Dumpsters for Hassle-Free Debris Removal
More than 11,000 people have turned to Next Day Dumpsters, and for good reason. Most of our clients are DIY homeowners, businesses, real estate agents, charity organizations, and small to mid-sized contractors. We make the process easy with dumpster sizes to fit your needs, next-day delivery, and unparalleled customer service. Get in touch today and have your dumpster tomorrow!