It doesn't matter if you do the remodeling yourself or if it is done by a professional contractor, the need and methods of reducing and disposing of waste remain the same.
Hence, the following tips should be useful for both professional builders and home improvement enthusiasts.
Plan and order with precision
You can save money, materials and the environment at the same time if you plan your orders precisely. Adopt lean principles and order exactly the amount of materials the project will need based on measurements and the overall schemes of the project. Of course, the calculations can vary slightly, so it's better to order a little less and bring in the rest later than to order more. This, in addition to the waste reduction benefits, can save you a lot of money.
Deconstruction and Demolition: Choose wisely
Both may be necessary, but deconstruction creates less waste and preserves reusability. Demolition, on the other hand, does exactly what the term suggests. Smaller conversions and renovations generally don't require too much demolition. Due to the fact that demolishing existing structures is the faster and easier way to tear things down, contractors often choose to demolish it, which takes more time. The demolition creates a lot of waste on the site, and it may even release toxic particles that have become trapped in the structure. This, in turn, can lead to air, soil and groundwater pollution as an additional side effect on the environment.
Resell / Buy What You Can
If you are the homeowner, try reselling or even giving away furniture, appliances, faucets, sinks, tubs, doors, countertops, and almost anything else that you no longer need after the remodel. However, it must be in at least usable condition. So ask your contractor to be careful with this during the extraction. If you're the general contractor hired for a job, buy the things that you know can bring you a profit in the used goods market, or when you think they can be reused in one of your own projects. As for the others, you should arrange proper garbage disposal in accordance with state / city regulations.
Provide adequate garbage disposal
You won't be able to sell / buy anything and then of course there is the actual rubble, dust etc to deal with. Waste and all other types of waste generated during renovation work should not be thrown into the bins as normal household waste. You must contact a waste disposal company that is adequately equipped to collect, process and dispose of construction waste from transfer stations to landfills. This has environmental and financial benefits, not to mention the fact that it is also a legal mandate. The reduction and management of waste on every construction / renovation site is extremely important in order not only to save money, but also to protect the land and the environment around the construction site. Never ignore or let your contractor ignore waste reduction and management practices as you are the one who lives in this house and on this land with your family.