If your home is feeling worn and tired, it may be time to think about a renovation. However, such an overhaul inevitably leads to a huge clear out and mountains of mess, which can be off-putting to many of us. The sheer volume of all the materials and belongings to be got rid of when undertaking home renovations often feels wasteful, but there are ways you can put these resources to good use. As the world is becoming more environmentally conscious, new ways to do your part continually arise. Here are just a few methods you can use to reduce your contribution to landfill and help save the environment when renovating your home:
- Recycle Your Waste
The construction waste that ensues following a home makeover can be overwhelming and there can seem like few other options to deal with it than sending it to landfill. This can be incredibly harmful to the environment, as the waste products have the capability to pollute the atmosphere and contaminate waterways. However, researching which materials are recyclable can be confusing and time-consuming, whilst separating materials out is a highly labour-intensive job, which is the last thing you need when your house is in disarray. If you’re looking for an environmentally sound solution, there are Worcester waste disposal companies who can do all this hard work for you. Providing skips as standard, the process from your end will be no different from your standard waste disposal companies, but the key variance is that between 90 to 95 percent of the materials will be recycled. By putting your waste in the hands of an environmentally responsible company, you can rest assured that almost none of it ends up in unenvironmentally friendly landfills.
- Reuse and Repurpose
If you’re taking a ruthless approach and getting rid of many of your belongings during your revamp, it may be worth trying to look at them from a different angle. Many items that you may be tempted to chuck out could be given their own makeover to restore their usefulness or aesthetic. Oftentimes, this works out cheaper than replacing the item, and it also means that you can further reduce your landfill footprint. By repainting a chest of drawers, or reupholstering a chair or sofa, you can “upcycle” your belongings and give them a new lease of life.
- Donate to Charity
If there are some items that remain in decent condition but you simply no longer have any use for, then take the time to donate them to charity. This is the best way to ensure your unwanted belongings go to good use, as they will not only be rehomed, they will also help people or animals in the process. Many charities offer a collection service right from your home, meaning there is no excuse to throw anything useable into landfill.
Revamping your home is a huge task and waste disposal can often be the least of your priorities at this stressful time. However, with these simple tips you can make small changes which make a big difference. By reusing, donating and recycling you can avoid wastefulness and ensure that your renovation is as environmentally friendly as possible.