This post is one in a series on remodeling small bathrooms. To access the lead post, please select the link in the prior sentence.
This post is also part of a short sub-series about the phrases of remodeling projects.
The topics of this specific post is demolition and disposal.
I bet you didn’t know that 29% of all garbage in the State of California is construction debris. Shocking isn’t it.
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What can you as a homeowner do to increase the amount of this that is recycled?
Talk to your contractor. They typically take stuff to where the disposal is the cheapest, and that is not always a recycling center.
There are some great recycling centers in the Bay Area that accept construction debris and over time there will likely be more.
If you live a Recology service center and use a Recology debris box, you can be assured as much as can be will be recycled.
If you take debris to the Sunnyvale SMART station, the same is true, however they only accept waste from resident and businesses located in the cities of Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and Palo Alto.
Many private hauling companies (800-Got-Junk, Junk King, Fast Haul, etc) also recycle as much as they can as that is part of their business model.
From a practical perspective, where the choice of how to dispose of your construction debris resides with your contractor, you can express a preference and maybe incur a slight increase in disposal costs as a result, but in so doing you will reduce that 29% number, which benefits all of us.
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