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Cantor’s Corner: Recycling When You Remodel

Cantor’s Corner: Recycling When You Remodel

Gregg Cantor, Resident Expertby Gregg Cantor
Resident Expert, The Home Pro Show
President, Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel

Whether you are the contractor or the homeowner, recycling is a very important part of any home remodeling project. In most areas of San Diego County, recycling when you remodel is a mandatory part of the permitting and inspection process.

Here are a few easy ways you can do your part:

Separate

Materials like dirt, clean concrete, wood and mixed debris need to be separated. If you are using roll-off dumpsters, I suggest starting out with a clean concrete bin. Depending on how much demolition there is on your project, you can either separate debris into small piles or use a recycling bin and mixed debris bins.

Dispose

Separated debris can be disposed of at approved sites all over San Diego County. You can find all of the certified facilities here.

Deconstruct

Companies like deconstructionsandiego.com and thereusepeople.org will come in for a pre-established price and carefully deconstruct your project so that most of the building materials can be salvaged.

Donate

The Habitat For Humanity Restore will pick up household goods, furniture, appliances and building materials to be resold or used to build homes for those in need. For more information visit sdhfh.org

Rather than filling up landfills with building materials, consider the environment and recycle.

 

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