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Ready To Tear Down A House? What To Know About Dumping The Waste

If you are getting ready to tear an old house down to the studs to start renovations and you aren’t sure what to do with the mass amount of debris, you want to talk with a waste management company to go over the details. There are a lot of types of waste that could be in the house that need to be disposed of in a special way. Here are a few reasons why you want to talk with a waste management expert before you start tossing things to go to the local dump.

Recyclable Items

A lot of people are unaware how many things inside a home can be recycled, and how many of the building materials can be recycled. The waste management expert can go through and make a list of what items can be recycled that you may not be aware of, and what must be dumped. This allows you to dispose of everything responsibly and possible get money by taking some items to be scraped at a local metal collection center.

Toxin Concerns

Some of the materials may contain lead or asbestos, and this is a safety hazard that you want to notify the waste management company about. There could be other types of natural and chemical hazards that shouldn’t be dumped with other trash, and that could be harmful to people or the environment. A waste management professional may want to walk through the property to see what you want to remove, and what needs to be disposed of properly.

Large Quantities of Debris

If you have a significant amount of large items, the waste management company may want to disassemble them or have them dropped off in a certain way or place. There may be special areas for the large items that need to be tossed. The waste management expert will look at these items when they scan the property.

You don’t want to put anyone in your area, or the environment, at risk because you didn’t remove things from your property properly. There are so many ways that you can get rid of the debris that has to come out of the house, that doesn’t involve taking all of it to the dump. Before you start the project, make sure you consult with the waste management company in your area (like East Coast Engineering Inc), so you don’t do any damage or dispose of anything illegally in your area.