Eco-Conscious Ways to

Limit Waste

When Renovating a Home

One of the easiest ways to reduce waste during a renovation project is donating any outdated or unused furniture.

2. Use Low-VOC Paint

Many companies now offer zero-VOC or low-VOC paint products for use in place of standard paint.

A common example is refinishing kitchen cabinets and replacing the hardware, as new cabinetry is costly and requires installation experience.

Just keep in mind that if you are asking for money, it’s important to make sure that these items still look and function as advertised.

5. Reduce Packaging

The current drive to improve waste management and sustainability has led to many companies establishing recycling programs to take packaging back from customers and reuse the materials.

If the carpet is in decent condition, cut it up into rug-sized pieces and use these pieces as area rugs around the home.

Avoid creating ecological problems by taking these items to a local waste recycling center.

8. Recycle Old Materials

A local recycling and waste processing center is the best source to help dispose of waste properly.

Almost anything from copper water pipes to nuts and bolts can be sold.

10. Consider Future Renovation Waste

Consider investing in bamboo, cork, precast concrete, or marble materials to improve sustainable living efforts and reduce future waste.