It’s been said that the new construction sector generates around 3.9 lbs. of construction waste per square footage of a facility, which means that you would end up with just south of 8,000 lbs. of construction waste for a home of 2,000 sq. ft. or a bit less than 16,000 lbs. of construction waste for a home of 4,000 sq. ft.
No matter how you look at it, that’s a lot of waste, but fortunately there are things you can do to lessen renovation waste even in an industry where some waste is inevitable. What follows are some tips to reduce renovation waste.
One way to recycle and reuse is to perform a deconstruction, which is a pre-demolition dismantling effort that is intended to remove anything reusable before the demolition phase. So, for instance, you can use the deconstruction stage to remove windows, tiles, lumber and plumbing fixtures that you can then reuse in another project or recycle as needed. This will keep waste outside of the already overcrowded landfills.
Recycle and Reuse
There are plenty of waste products that you can reuse or recycle. For instance, you can reuse or recycle glass, metal, wood, concrete, asphalt, drywall, plastic, brick and roofing, which will allow you to re-incorporate these items into future projects.
If you learn to use standard dimensions for your building initiatives, you’ll find that you won’t have to do as much of the cutting or altering of materials as you would if you were by yourself. And it’s the cutting and altering that tends to generate lots of waste. You’ll also save time by sticking with standard dimensions due to the fact that you will only need to do minimal cutting and altering.
Allow us to Help
If you want an easy way to responsibly recycle or dispose of construction waste, then look no further than Gorilla Bins. In order to use our service, you only need to keep three easy steps in mind. First, you’ll have the option to choose between several bin sizes. After you’ve made your choice, we’ll drop off the bin at the desired site so that you can load it with any junk and recyclables. When you’re done, you’ll call us and we’ll come by and pick it up. This is a simple way for you not only to recycle and reuse, but also to responsibly dispose of non-recyclable junk at an appropriate location.
The aforementioned tips will definitely help you to reduce renovation waste during your construction projects.