How to Reduce Renovation Waste

Posted on October 11, 2016 in Tips

Out with the old, in with the new is what normally springs to mind if you’re thinking about decluttering your closet. But when it comes to renovating your home, that kind of mindset could lead to huge amounts of discarded or unused construction materials needlessly winding up in an already overburdened landfill. Looking for ways to make a difference with your upcoming remodeling project? Here are some tips to help you reduce renovation waste and lower your renovation’s impact on the environment.

Use Deconstruction

Deconstruction is a great eco-friendly option for your renovation project. Prior to the demolition phase, household items like windows, flooring, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, and counters will be dismantled, then recycled and reused. Using responsible construction material removal practices will reduce your carbon footprint and save you a trip to the dump.  


Stuck with some leftover wood pieces, scrap metal, or other seemingly useless materials after your remodeling project? Before you throw them out, why not transform that trash into treasure? Repurposing is a fantastic way to keep things out of the landfill while giving your home a little creative flare. It doesn’t take much—a can of paint, a hammer, some nails, and a little imagination can go a long way in bringing something back to life.


Renovation sometimes involves getting rid of old items, such as kitchen cabinets, countertops, shelving, and sinks. But if the pieces are in relatively good shape, you can reuse them in other areas of the house. For example, kitchen cabinets can be used as additional storage in the garage, laundry room, workshop, or garden shed.


If you are looking for an easy way to recoup some of your renovation costs, consider selling your leftover building materials. You can do this by creating an ad in your local newspaper classifieds, posting your items online, or organizing a yard sale. You will not only earn some extra cash, but also help keep waste from piling up in a landfill. Plus, some vendors and hardware stores may be willing to buy your unwanted remodeling materials from you, provided they are good condition.

Contact a Professional Junk Disposal Company

If you want an easy solution to reduce your renovation rubbish, 604-TRASH-IT is only a phone call away. Our junk removal team ensures that all recyclables are disposed of properly and that all materials are handled according to environmental best practices.  

For fast, reliable, and professional renovation debris removal, contact us today!

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