Recycling for a greener planet may sound so cliché for you. Why bother sorting pieces of excess construction materials from your newly-built home when you can just throw them in a bin you got from Edmonton dumpster rental companies and forever rid your view of the unsightly clutter? Well, not all of us may be deep into environmentalism, but if you look at recycling from a financial point of view, you’ll see that it’s how you can get the most out of your investment. Why? Every bit of material you throw has an accompanying cost—those pieces of wood and glass, for instance, didn’t come free.
According to an article in Elephantjournal.com, full recyclability is not guaranteed even if you send waste materials to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The materials recovered in the MRF are only those which can be easily separated by the machinery: the rest find their way to the landfill. It’s a big waste considering the possibility that you may have had better use for those materials, such as the following:
• Roofing shingles can be crushed and used as patches for your potholes or be included in areas where you’d like to have pavements built.
• Dry wall bits can be added to wet concrete for structure support and design. It can also be used to fill in tiny holes in the walls. Its boron content, which acts as a fire retardant actually also works as a plant nutrient by mixing it with soil.
• When you’re done with your backyard, you may convert the yard waste into mulch to lessen weed growth and add more edge to your landscape. You may also turn it into compost for some vegetation in your garden.
• If you’re moving to your new home and have appliances to dispose, you may donate them to charity organizations or send them to a local recycling facility. If you want extra money, determine at what cost similar used items are being sold.
• You may add pieces of broken concrete as rubbles to your landscape for a more textured appearance. You may also take it to a nearby crushing center for a certain fee but make sure it’s free of trash, woods and other foreign materials.
Plan your recycling before your house’s construction. Research on how you can reuse and recycle disposable materials to earn more money or to use them as minor improvements to your housing design. If you find sorting tedious, you may enlist the help of Edmonton junk removal services such as Bins by Jo Ltd. Junk removal companies can help you segregate collected waste through dumpsters and dispose the non-recyclables to the nearest landfill instead of you driving there yourself.
(Source: What You Need to Know About Recycling: It’s More than Just Putting Stuff in Bins, ElephantJournal.com)