Making Space In Your Garbage Can

After we started cleaning out our basement, I was blown away with the amount of trash that we came across. There were loads and loads of extra items that we didn't need anymore, and it was really frustrating. I started focusing on making more space in our trashcan, and I was really impressed with how much extra room a few smart moves made. We started nesting garbage items inside of paint buckets, and breaking down boxes carefully. This blog is dedicated to helping homeowners to make better use of the space they have inside of their trashcans. You never know, you might be able to enjoy more free space inside of your home.

The Dos And Dont's Of Handling Remodeling Waste


When you are done with a home remodeling project, you will be left with a variety of remodeling waste. This might include wood planks, drywall, wallpaper, and even furniture in some cases. Some of this trash can go in a regular garbage can, while other things need to be recycled. Here are some important dos and don'ts to keep in mind when handling your remodeling waste.


If your remodeling project is on the smaller side, you might be able to throw away your waste in your regular garbage can. This helps to save you money by not having to pay to bring it to the local dump or get a rolloff bin. However, your standard garbage can might not be large enough for what you need to throw away. Call up your local waste management company to see if they bring a second garbage can and whether or not it will cost a fee.

Another good option to get rid of the remodeling waste is to hire someone to pick it up and haul it away. This is often the better option when you have a lot of waste and don't have a truck you could use to bring it to a dump yourself. This is the priciest option, but also the most convenient.

The final thing you can do when handling remodeling waste is to rent a rolloff bin and throw the waste into the bins. They will be parked in front of your house, either on the street or in your driveway. You dispose of the waste in these bins then call the rolloff company to pick it up and dispose of it when you're finished. Contact a company like Fly By Nite Disposal for more information about renting a rolloff bin.


Avoid throwing away items in the trash that can be recycled. You might be surprised by how many items can actually be recycled, which saves you a trip to the dump and helps the environment in the process. Waste that can be recycled includes cardboard and wood items, metal, plastic, concrete, asphalt, and glass from windows. If you are replacing windows or doors, ripping up flooring tiles, or putting in a new plumbing fixture, those old items should be recycled.

You also don't want to park the rolloff bin in front of your house without getting a permit. Many cities require a permit for these bins, based on the size and how long it is going to parked in front of the house. You might be able to avoid the permit if you choose to park it in your driveway or if it will only be parked there for a short period of time. 


13 January 2016