Your Office Renovation: Three Ways To Dispose Of Unwanted Items And Construction Debris

11 March 2017
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

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When you are ready to renovate your office, you'll need to arrange for trash and debris pickup. You'll also want to make sure that all materials are disposed of properly. Use this guide to prepare for your project, and partner with your dumpster rental company to ensure everything is disposed of in a timely and organized fashion.

Rent An Extra Dumpster

If you already have a dumpster on your business property, you may be tempted to use it for your construction waste. This could be a problem if your business is still operating during the renovation, as you may not have enough room for your daily trash and the construction debris. Consider calling a dumpster service and renting an extra roll-off dumpster, and use one only for the business and leave the other one for use during the renovation. Consider posting a sign on each dumpster to remind your employees which one they should use for everyday trash. If possible, place the dumpsters in two different areas on your property to help reduce the chances of items being disposed of in the wrong containers.

Arrange For Electronics Recycling

Old electronics, such as computers, should not be thrown away. Your dumpster rental company may have rules about this, but even if it doesn't, you can do your part for the environment by having them recycled. Ask your dumpster rental company if it offers any types of recycling services, and arrange to have all electronics ready on a specific day so they can be turned over for recycling.

Donate Usable Items

Consider donating any usable items to a local school, shelter, or job training center, This can help to do something good for the community while giving you an easy way to get rid of unwanted items. Donating these items also saves space in the dumpster, which can reduce the number of times you have to have it emptied during the renovation process. Be sure to see if there are any tax deductions you can take for your donations, as this can help to offset some of the cost of your renovation project.

Contact your dumpster rental company as soon as you are ready to schedule your renovation project, as this will provide you with the time you need to arrange for extra dumpster rentals and trash pickup services. If your rental company doesn't offer recycling, be sure to look for a recycling center you can use to dispose of old electronics and other recyclables.