Frequently Asked Questions: Renovation Waste

Helping countless individuals and families over the years, we've dealt with more than our share of old or broken pool tables. As such, here are the most common questions that our customers frequently ask when in need of help disposing of your old pool or billiard table.

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  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK? FAQs
    • Renovation Waste FAQs
      • What types of construction debris & waste can be recycled?
      • Can concrete be recycled?
      • How is post construction waste recycled?

Renovation Waste FAQs

What types of construction debris & waste can be recycled?

Construction debris removal can be tricky to handle on your own. Especially when you’re not sure what kinds of construction and demolition waste can actually be recycled. The good news is, almost all types of construction debris and waste can be recycled including concrete, porcelain, tiles, plastics, wood, metals, rocks or insulation.

If you want to dispose of it on your own, you’ll need to check with your local facility to ensure they can accept the types of construction waste you need to get rid of. Keep in mind that transport might be difficult to handle on your own, especially if you have a large load of debris to get rid of.

If you don’t want to worry about the logistics of handling it on your own, call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We’re experts in construction waste recycling and will take care of everything for you. We’ll do all the heavy lifting for you and we’ll ensure everything is recycled and properly disposed of. You won’t have to worry about a thing!

Can concrete be recycled?

When a building or structure made of concrete is demolished, it often leaves a large amount of debris and waste. Instead of removing and hauling the concrete waste to the landfill, concrete and other metals can be recycled instead.

It goes through a bit of a process before it can be reused. The concrete that’s collected from demolition sites is put through a machine that crushes and refines the material down. The small chunks of concrete that come from this process are used in gravel for new construction projects.

If you have broken down concrete that you need to get rid of, call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We’ll collect the concrete and other construction debris right from where it’s located and load it into our trucks. (You won’t have to lift a finger!) Then we’ll ensure it gets recycled or properly disposed of.

How is post construction waste recycled?

So, where does all that construction waste go after a clean up? After it arrives at the sorting facility, the larger items are separated and everything goes onto a conveyor belt. As it moves along, smaller materials are extracted through a screening process.

Once all the materials are sorted and separated, they are sent to recycling facilities to undergo the next steps in the recycling process. For metals, this often means being melted down, wood is broken down further, and concrete is crushed and broken down.

When you let 1-800-GOT-JUNK? take care of your post construction clean up, you can rest assured that all your construction waste and any other debris will be recycled or properly disposed of.