How To Plan Your Next Home Remodeling Project's Waste Managment

Posted on: 16 October 2015


If you've just started to make plans for your next home remodeling project, you need to consider how you're going to manage your waste from beginning to end. Waste management for residential remodeling projects can be a better alternative than professional junk hauling when you have a large amount of mixed materials to remove, or when you need to work continuously on debris removal. So if you're ready to get started on something new around your home, here's how to plan your next project's dumpster rental and waste management.

Understand Your Needs With Online Planning

It's sometimes easy to overlook critical aspects of waste management that can affect your project's cost and scheduling needs. But if you use online resources to understand your local options for dumpster rental, what you can (and can't) throw away, and how long you're allotted for different rentals, you can plan better for your project.

Online planning includes resources from waste management sites that delineate what exactly can go into your dumpster. If you don't plan accordingly, you could be throwing away electronic or hazardous waste that should be dealt with in person to avoid extra fees tacked onto your dumpster. Because each municipality deals with waste differently, it can be a headache to throw everything in and find out later that you've been charged for items that don't belong in your dumpster.

Using an online resources also gives you a better idea of what dumpster size you should rent, and how long rentals will allow you to work during remodeling. Some online sites for waste management walk you though a few questions that can help you make a more appropriate selection for your project than guessing alone. Dumpsters come in a variety of sizes and rental time frames, so you shouldn't necessarily opt for the largest one or longest rental thinking you'll be covered no matter what. Pay only for the amount of space you need and try to limit your rental period so you can save on overall costs associated with managing waste for your project. If you plan what you'll be getting rid of ahead of time, you won't need longer rental periods to sort through what you're having removed.

Consider Recycling To Lighten The Load

Understand where you can recycle materials as well, because some local construction teams and excavators like using reclaimed materials, like aggregates, plywood, and drywall, and may offer you discounts on services if you can offer them recycled materials. Streamline what you really want to remove from your remodeling project and what can be reused, so you can leave as much as possible out of your rental fees and local landfills. You should also consider donation services for over-sized items, like furniture, to save needed space in your dumpster and help others that can benefit from something that's gently used.