Home improvement projects inevitably create a lot of waste. Sometimes you’ll need to hire a skip to collect and remove the debris, while other times there will be a much smaller amount to dispose of.
Regardless of the volume of waste, it’s important that you’re responsible with how it’s disposed of. That means recycling or re-using as much as possible. Gone are the days when it was socially acceptable to simply send as much waste as we like to landfill. Today it’s all about recycling every last piece of rubbish that can avoid being dumped, and cannot be re-used in its current form.
Did you know that you can recycle DIY leftovers? Most crafters tend to end up with leftover supplies. While some crafters throw these materials into the trash, many others find new ways to reuse them and save the environment. Earth Day is coming up soon and it’s a great time to start recycling! To learn how to recycle DIY leftovers, read on. Listed below are some creative ideas that you can try.
To get your DIY leftovers used for building materials, start by checking with neighbours and local tradesmen. If your neighbours have no need for the old materials lying around, try using online resources such as Craigslist, eBay, and Freecycle to connect people with what you no longer need. Another option is to donate any leftover materials to a local charity. There are many organizations that are always in need of wood and paint, so you can donate them to a good cause.
If you cannot find a home for do-it-yourself waste, then take your leftovers to the nearest recycling centre. Most areas have sites within a reasonable driving distance where a multitude of waste types can be deposited. By using sites that are owned or operated by your local authority, you can be confident that the rubbish will be treated responsibly and recycled wherever possible.