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Unique Uses for Recycled Building Materials

Last updated 3 years ago

Wherever you find a demolition or renovation project in New Jersey, you’re likely to find a rental dumpster nearby. However, many of the building materials that make it into a rental dumpster can actually be diverted from landfills and into new, interesting building applications. Recycling old building materials for new construction is a great way to lower costs, protect the environment, and repurpose perfectly useable materials.

Repurposed and Revitalized
You can usually tell that a renovation is happening in your NJ neighborhood by spotting a huge rental dumpster brimming with old building materials. Everything from cabinets and sinks to appliances make their way to the dump, but many people would actually love to reuse these materials for their own rebuilding projects. In some cases, these materials can be used as is. In other cases, a little creativity is required to use these old materials in new ways.

Green Building
“Green building” enthusiasts look for salvageable building materials that can be reapplied in new or interesting ways. For example, wood pallets are often tossed in dumpsters after a large shipment of shingles, lumber, or other materials are delivered. However, pallets are a favored material among do-it-yourselfers who use them to build garden boxes, furniture, shelving, and more. Scrap metal can be reused as metal paneling around the home’s exterior. With enough of it, you may be able to build an eco-friendly and energy-efficient roof. Recycled materials like old boards, rubber, and bamboo can be turned into flooring for any home.

Preserving Building Materials
If you want to preserve building materials for recycling, then normal demolition services may not be appropriate. Instead, consider deconstruction services where materials are disassembled carefully to preserve their shape and structure. This makes it easy to reuse them in the future in new applications.

To separate recycled materials from waste, make sure you have the right dumpsters for your deconstruction or renovation job. can help you get the right containers for your residential, commercial, or construction waste removal. Call (201) 258-3699 for dumpster rentals in New Jersey, and visit our website to learn more about recycling and separation services. 


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