How to Get Rid of Your Home Renovation Debris
When tackling a major renovation project for your home, a major issue is how to dispose of all the construction debris left behind. So how exactly do you get rid of all that demolition waste?
There are several methods, each with pros and cons. Weigh each option to find the most cost effective solution.
Do It Yourself
If you own a pickup truck with a reasonably sized bed, you can dump and haul the remodeling waste yourself. You may need to make several trips to the landfill since demolition debris usually needs several loads. Landfills will also require you to separate different materials and have many restrictions on hazardous wastes.
Use a Local Hauling Company
You can arrange with a local hauler will come pick up your waste. It is best to put the debris close to the street to facilitate curb side pickup, although some haulers can pick up your debris from inside the house or the yard for an additional fee.
With local haulers, you don’t need to worry about any special permits needed for a roll off dumpster and you are not bound by rental time. You simply contact a hauler, and they will come over to do the pickup. However, estimating the cost is difficult until the actual pick up is done. So you will need to negotiate with the hauler to get a good price.
Since there is no measurable container, your waste can add up rather quickly and you can lose sight of how much waste is generated.
Rent a Roll off Bin
Roll offs are a convenient neat way to dispose your remodeling waste. You can easily see how much debris is in the container and the debris is neatly contained in one area. Depending on your project size, you can select from several bin sizes ranging from 10 cubic yards for small kitchen or bathroom renovations up to 40 cubic yards for a major home remodeling.
Most dumpster companies such as our good friends at Disposabins dumpsters will offer special bins for heavy debris such as concrete, masonry, steel and tiling. Special arrangements may be required for other materials such as old carpeting, appliances, and insulation.
As with all good things, you will face some cons. Your neighbours might use your roll off secretively to dump their waste. You will need a permit from your local parking enforcement authorities to park the dumpster on the street. You also need to make sure there are no height or width restrictions to prevent delivery or pick up of the bin. Items such as narrow driveways, or low overhanging power lines could pose a problem. Make sure you check the height and width requirements with your dumpster provider first before placing an order.
Roll offs can be rented for one day or several. Remember you are paying for rental time weather you utilize the dumpster or not, so plan accordingly.
Use Your Residential Trash bin
Although this option is free, it is the least practical since residential trash bins offer very limited space.