If you’re remodeling or fixing up your home, there can be a lot of unwanted renovation waste. Before you know it, you have a backyard filled of old materials that’s taking up most of your property. But how can you responsibly dispose of your waste? Below are six ways you can remove your renovation waste efficiently and cost-effectively from your New Jersey home or business.

Tips for Removing Renovation Waste

1. Donate Reusable Items

Your trash may be someone’s treasure. If your discarded items and materials are still in good condition, another family could benefit from your waste. Donate all of your usable materials to a drop off center. Donation centers take everything from functioning appliances, light fixtures, cabinets to windows and other materials that can be reused for other projects. However, you should check with individual donation centers before you donate to see what they can and cannot accept. If you do consider donating, make sure you keep your materials in good condition too.


2. Drop Off Your Waste

You’ll need to get your renovation waste to a dump or landfill if some of your items can’t be reused or donated. You can do this, and save money, by taking your renovation waste to your local landfill or dump with your own truck or a trailer. It’s best to separate all of your materials beforehand, as there are usually designated stations for different materials. Generally, most places have a section for larger appliances or specific materials. Make sure you contact your local dump or landfill before dropping off your unwanted items.


3. Use a Garbage Collection Service

You can contact your local garbage collection service to pick up any of your bulk waste. All you have to do is tell them where to pick it up, and include the types of items and sizes of any larger items you may have. This type of service is generally inexpensive and often based upon the size and weight of your renovation waste.


4. Purchase a Collapsible Trash Bin

If your renovation waste is on the smaller side, a collapsible trash bin may be right for you. To get started, make sure that a collapsible trash collection is in your area. Some can be found online, but many hardware stores and waste management companies carry them too. From there, purchase your bin and take it home to fill it with your renovation waste. Once you’re done filling up your bin, call the pickup service to schedule the collection of your bin. This option tends to be a little more expensive, as you have to pay for the bin and the pick up service as well.


5. Rent a Roll-off Dumpster

Roll-off dumpsters are perfect for the bigger renovation projects. They typically come in sizes ranging from 10 to 40 cubic yards, which are great for everything from yard clean ups or new construction projects. If you’re involved in a bigger project, make sure you have enough space to fit the dumpster on your property or you may have to apply for a permit to put it on the side of the road. Also, double check if there are any restrictions as to what types of materials you can put in the bin. It’s always good to find out any restrictions beforehand!


6. Contact Jefferson Recycling in New Jersey

At Jefferson Recycling, we offer roll-off dumpsters in all different sizes to contractors, homeowners and businesses located in Morris, Sussex, Essex, Passaic, Bergen and Hudson County, NJ. Our containers are fully licensed and range from the standard 10 to 40 cubic yards to carry your heftier items. When you rent a dumpster from us, we will properly dispose of your renovation waste and recyclables in the most sustainably way possible. Contact us today for more information on our dumpster services and for more information on our NJ recycling facility.