When you self-build, one of the decisions you will have to make is how to dispose of your construction waste.
This article examines the different types of waste that the build process produces and provides suggestions for disposing of it.
Waste disposal is both expensive and time-consuming, so it makes sense to keep waste levels to a minimum. It’s also a good sustainable building practice.
The planning process should involve identification of the waste types that each job will create, and explore ways to incorporate that waste into other parts of the build. For example: take the soil produced by digging the foundation and use it for landscaping, or take the rubble from knocking down old walls and use it as hardcore in the base of a road or patio.
Recycle whenever possible
If you can’t recycle some or all of the build waste, someone else may have use for it. Skip firms frequently recycle collected waste materials. It makes sound business sense and helps to keep costs low.
Alternatively, you can peruse recycling websites or general listing services like Gumtree or Ebay to find people who can use the waste materials and will pick them up.