If you’ve recently finished construction on your new home or have recently made some changes yourself through D.I.Y. projects, you may find yourself wondering what to do with leftover materials/waste. Here are tips to help you get rid of what’s left in a safe manner.
- Consider donation. Local nonprofits may be able to use the materials that you have left. If not, look online and see if there are any resale organizations or wood salvage businesses near you.
- Repurpose/recycle. If you have leftover scrap metal and/or broken tools, these can be fused together and made into unique home décor. If you would rather get rid of it, you can sell these items for scrap. Do not take leftover carpet to a landfill, as it will not break down. Consider selling or donating this as well.
- Throw it out in the proper place. If the leftover materials cannot be salvaged or recycled, your only option may be to trash them. Depending on how much waste you have, you may need to call a pickup service. If not, most items can be disposed of at your local landfill.