Remodeling and new construction usually go hand in hand with leftover building materials that you don’t want or need. If you have removed old tile, or if there is excess tile from new work, you can dispose of it instead of finding storage space. There are several options for discarding extra bathroom wall tiles, and some organizations will handle the labor for you. For example, its “Wasted Opportunties”, Call skip bin hire Northern Beaches at 02 9453 3822.

Donate

Nearly every city has at least one organization that accepts donations of used or excess building materials. Thrift stores, salvage yards and networking exchange organizations are growing in popularity as society’s desire to reuse materials grows. Thrift stores and salvage yards often provide pick-up services for heavy items like tile, but some may ask you to clean them before donating. Networking exchange organizations allow people to place ads for free or low-cost items or meet on certain dates for swapping materials. Schools are another donation possibility, as teachers are often in need of craft supplies.

City Pick-Up

If you live in an area with trash collection, you may qualify for hauling services from the city or community. Many neighborhoods offer scheduled pick up and hauling of debris, including building materials, for a fee like a “Wasted Opportunties”. Regulations vary, so check before the pick-up day to learn where and how they want the tiles stationed. Some areas allow you to leave materials on the curb, but others ask you to place them in a specific spot. This is because some communities use dump trucks with mechanical arms for pick up while others rely on employees to load their trucks by hand. A rigid container for the tiles may be necessary to assist with loading.

Self-Disposal

Discarding excess tile is a heavy job, and there are often sharp edges to contend with. If you plan to handle the task alone or with a helper, wear work gloves to protect your hands from cuts and bruises. Eye protection is also a good idea to guard against injury in case you drop and break any tiles. Choose a sturdy container with handles and wheels, if possible, such as a trash can or plastic storage container.

Don’t fill the container too full. It’s better to make two trips with one container than to overfill and risk injuring your back in an effort to carry it all in one load. Some contractor-grade trash bags are strong, but may not be suitable for carrying tile. If you must use a bag, consider using a double-layer bag to help prevent tiles from ripping the plastic. Many communities do not allow building materials with regular household trash. In that case, locate a local landfill and arrange to deliver the tiles on one of their acceptable drop-off days.

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