When you are about to tackle a home renovation project, big or small, one of the biggest things to consider is how you are going to get rid of the waste. You could haul it yourself, but waste created from remodeling is often too heavy or too big for regular trucks and cars. Plus, you run the risk of damaging your car if you are not careful. Even if you have the right vehicle, you have to do all of the work of loading it yourself. You also have to do all of the sorting before you can take it to be recycled. Mountain Men Junk Removal can help get all of that debris out of your way so you can finish your project quickly and enjoy your new home improvements. We do all the loading and hauling for you, plus we are experts in sorting materials and sending them to the proper recycling or disposal facility.
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Is Remodeling Waste Recyclable?
Tons of waste from remodeling and construction projects ends up in landfills, but much of it is recyclable. Here are a few examples of recyclable materials:
- Appliances and fixtures
- Cardboard and paper
- Lumber and plywood
- Doors and windows
Construction waste takes up a massive amount of space in landfills, when it all doesn’t necessarily have to be there. If materials are usable, we try to donate them; and if they aren’t, we will take them to the proper facility to have them recycled. Taking things to the landfill is the last resort. Don’t worry if you don’t know which things can be recycled. Mountain Men Junk will do all of the sorting for you.
Remodeling and Renovating for a Greener Home
If you are thinking about making improvements to your home, here are some green renovation ideas to be more eco-friendly. For lighting, you can switch to LED or CFL bulbs to reduce energy usage. Buying Energy Star rated appliances can help save energy and water over the long run, with the added bonus of reducing your bills. When choosing finishes for flooring and counter tops, there are lots of recycled materials out there. You can also avoid buying new furniture and decorations by shopping at thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales. If more people did this, we could see a reduction in the amount of new resources we use from the environment. In the bathroom, install low-flow toilets and flow reducers in showers and sinks in order to reduce your water use. Installing fans throughout the home keeps it cool in the summer, and keeps warm air low in the winter so that you are using your air conditioning and heater less. Using insulation in the walls and attic while choosing energy efficient windows will also help keep your home from losing heat in the winter.
How to Reduce Your Remodeling Waste
Even though there are some great options for getting rid of your remodeling waste, the best option is not to create as much in the first place. There are a few ways you can reduce the amount of waste you create when renovating your home. Instead of getting rid of materials like flooring and cabinets, reuse them in other areas of your home. For example, if you are getting new kitchen cabinets, you might be able to reuse your old ones to create storage in your garage or laundry room! Flooring that is in good shape can also be reused. Another way you can reduce waste is by measuring accurately and only ordering what you need for things like drywall and flooring. Measure things multiple times and be careful not to make mistakes when you are cutting things down so that you don’t end up ruining the whole piece. Mistakes are impossible to completely avoid, but you can prevent some of them by being attentive and precise.
How Much Does Remodeling Waste Removal Cost?
Mountain Men Junk strives to provide the most competitively-priced and convenient junk removal service in the Denver area. Let us give you an accurate and personalized estimate by contacting us in one of three ways: book online using our 24/7 scheduling form, email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for a quick quote at 720-259-6185.