You may be wondering about how exactly you will be able to cut construction project costs when you opt to recycle the waste generated when your old house is demolished. Read on and discover how recycling can save you money.
Lower Disposal Costs
The high demand for landfill space has caused construction waste disposal charges to increase significantly. The high cost of disposal is made worse by the distance that has to be covered in order to take demolition waste to a distant landfill. Many of those landfill costs can be avoided if you opt to donate the debris to a recycling center. Those recycling centers may even be closer to you than a landfill. The costs incurred to deliver the materials to a recycling center will be lower than the cost of disposing that waste in a landfill. The savings that you make can reduce the total cost of building your new home.
Possible Tax Benefits
It may also be possible for you to enjoy some tax benefits if you decide to donate the demolition waste to a charity that deals with construction or demolition waste. You can take advantage of such tax benefits by doing some research about the applicable guidelines in your area. The savings obtained from those tax credits can add up during the entire construction project.
Onsite Reuse Benefits
Reusing demolition materials onsite can reduce how much money you will spend on buying construction materials. For instance, you will buy less timber in case you reuse the old timber doors and doorframes during the construction of your new home. Less labour will be needed at the site when you choose to reuse the salvaged materials from the house that was demolished. This is because fewer billable hours will be needed to process (by cutting timber members to size, for example) the salvaged materials for reuse. Less money will also be used to transport new materials to the construction site. Such savings emanating from reusing salvaged materials can bring down the overall project costs.
As you can see, using salvaged materials from your old home can have significant financial rewards when you build a new home at the same site. Talk to a recycling services provider so that a comprehensive salvage plan can be drawn prior to the commencement of demolition and construction work. That comprehensive plan will guide the demolition and construction crew on how to maximise the potential benefits of demolition material recycling.