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