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Managing Renovation Waste, Disposal and Recycling

November 19, 2017.

When it comes to excitement, few things compare to a major home renovation. This is your chance to transform your living space into something more beautiful, functional and inviting. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most stressful experiences if you’re not properly prepared. Whether you’re a homeowner tackling a big remodelling project on your own or a small contractor with limited resources, waste management systems have the potential to make or break your project.

Piles of debris, when left to grow unchecked over the course of demolition, present a safety risk and dramatically reduce productivity. Time really is money, and every snag in the schedule due to construction and renovation waste costs you in spades. Before you ever lift a hammer, you must make a solid plan for how you’ll manage the resulting waste throughout the entire run of renovation.

Why Ethical Renovation Waste Management Matters

You want the home of your dreams, or to provide such for your clients. You also want to minimize the environmental impact of the project for several reasons. Dumping recyclable or reusable items into a landfill makes them impossible to recover, which means more will need to be harvested from the environment for other projects.

Because construction and demolition waste are some of the largest contributors to landfills, many state and local ordinances exist that govern how and where you may legally discard them. Sometimes, making the ethical choice is the only way to stay on the right side of the law. By recycling or donating reusable waste to the appropriate organizations, you’re able to bolster the local economy by creating demand for jobs in your community.

Another thing to consider is the amount of potentially hazardous waste even a single-room renovation can generate. From heavy metals to toxic chemicals, building and demolition can be nasty business. Sending these dangerous compounds to a landfill means they can and likely will end up leaching into groundwater or causing other environmental harm while also posing a severe health risk to the entire community.

You can feel good about making the most environmentally responsible choices, but doing so will inevitably cost you time and money if you’re not able to streamline the process. Using expensive skilled labor to deal with trash onsite is a costly and inefficient solution, and you’ll be forced to make countless trips to many different drop-off locations over the course of the project. In the end, outsourcing the task to experienced professionals can more than pay for itself.

Professional Construction and Demolition Waste Control

At Jiffy Junk, we know your time is valuable. We also understand how much of an impact waste control has on the overall efficiency and effectiveness of your renovation project.

Our skilled and highly experienced technicians offer white-glove service to customers throughout Long Island and the five boroughs, making it easy to keep debris in check as your remodeling project progresses. We can provide ongoing management throughout the process, or one-time pickup for smaller projects. We’ll ensure each piece of debris is ethically managed, with a strong emphasis placed on recycling and recovery, resorting to landfills only when there is no other option.

Let us help you make the most of your renovation.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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