As a new homeowner, or even if you’ve owned a house for many years – it’s exciting to make improvements to your home. Whether you’re redoing the garden, adding another room, or remodeling the kitchen, you’re going to end up with a lot of waste. We often get so tied up in the renovation project that we forget about this little byproduct.
Getting rid of the waste shouldn’t be too much of a chore. If you’re not sure how to get rid of it, here are four solutions that could seriously help you with your debris removal:
Haul it yourself
Hauling your junk yourself could save you a lot of money. Simply find out where your local landfill or waste transfer station is and take it there. If you don’t have your own flatbed truck, you’ll have to hire one. Just remember that some facilities have restrictions and don’t accept certain items – so you have to separate them ahead of time. We suggest making a special pile for recyclable items as well. This is a cheap debris removal option if you have all the equipment readily available, but if you add up the cost of the truck rental, fuel, dumping fees, and your time and labour, it might not be as cost-effective as you thought.
Clean it yourself
Once your junk is hauled off, there’s a good chance your going to have a mess left behind that needs to be quickly cleaned. Take the time to wipe, scrub, clean, and rinse areas where dust has settled in and around your old junk. And be sure to choose household cleaners that are not going to harm your loved ones or the environment. We like Melaleuca products for cleaning homes, workplaces, and other ares, because they contain no ammonia, chlorine bleach, or any other harmful toxins that you can breathe in or come into contact with.
Donate reusable materials
Some items that you no longer need or use could be a blessing to someone else. Whether it’s that old bookshelf, a mirror, or the fridge you replaced with a newer model. If some of your bigger items are still in good condition, you can donate them to charities or drop-off centers. Donation centers take various items like countertops, light fixtures, appliances, and old furniture. Check with individual organizations in your area for donation requirements. Apartment Therapy has a great list on where you can donate unwanted goods.
Hire a dumpster
A roll-off dumpster is great for home renovation projects. Instead of having trash lying all over the place, or making many disposal trips at a time, you can store all your junk in one place. Not only can you fill it at your own convenience and pace, but you can also schedule the pickup once you’re done with the project. This gives you the freedom to carry on with your project as you please. Most dumpsters are driveway-friendly and cost a fixed amount of money.
Hire a professional
Hiring a professional debris removal company is by far the most convenient option. Professional junk removers will take care of everything for you – hauling your junk away, dropping it off at the appropriate facility, and some companies (like Junk King) will even recycle and donate as much as possible. Professionals are well-trained and have the necessary experience to do a more thorough job. Hiring a professional will also mitigate risks, as debris removal can often be hazardous (especially when dealing with larger items).