4 Best Methods to Eliminate Construction, Demolition, and Renovation Waste

by Kevin Smith Author

Debris and garbage can overwhelm your site. How do you dispose of rusty nails, wood, shards, concrete, glass, and other wastes to keep the area clean, with less hazards? Here are four tips, on ways you can eliminate various kinds of waste on your site.


Things that are no longer of value to you could benefit families, communities, nonprofit organizations, churches, and schools. Salvage as many items as possible, and avoid damaging items that are still in decent condition. You can donate usable pieces such as windows, cabinets, light fixtures, appliances, and more, to centers.

You can give away carpets with no patches or stains, unused tongue-and-groove floorings, leftover paints, working old appliances, wood, and laminate wood flooring, siding, sinks, tubs, and other reusable materials. But before you send them, call first to find out what they do and do not accept. There are even organizations across the country that utilize renovation waste to build homes, like the Habitat for Humanity ReStores. Some of them even offer free pick-up for contractors and homeowners with large items to donate. 

Recycle and Reuse

If you have items that are still in good shape, consider using them in other locations of the house, like the basement bar, barn, garden shed, workshop, garage, and laundry room.  Some flooring, countertops, and cabinets may only need a bit of cleaning and painting to suit your new layout or style. You can dismantle cabinets to reconstruct new ones. 

You can deliver your leftover paint to paint-recycling centers. For your asphalt shingles, search for shingle recycling centers nearby. You can also search for close by carpet recyclers, contractors, or companies that may want to resale them.


If you have refrigerators, stoves, and appliances that still work but need to be disposed of, restorers, dealers, or resale stores will get them off your hands, and sometimes for cash.  You can sell old or damaged items for scraps, for 10 cents per pound, in some cases. Just search for a salvaged-metal dealer near you. 

Also, sell your bulk metals, such as copper, and aluminum, and steel. They are a valuable commodity.

Haulers and Dumpster Services

If you don’t have time to separate garbage, call up a company that specializes in deconstruction and disposal of waste. They will not only help you save money and time, but they will also help you save the environment. They know how to better segregate the materials and what to do with hazardous trash. You can also rent a roll-off dumpster to contain and transport the waste materials for proper disposal. Roll-off dumpsters are very convenient if you have bulk trash and they are cost-effective for small jobs.

Consider hiring dumpster services in Harrison, MI, to eliminate your waste materials.

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