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Damage Caused By Improper Waste Disposal

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You probably underestimate the negative impact that dumping your trash indiscriminately has on the environment. Imagine if we all haphazardly threw away our garbage without the slightest thought a to how or where!

What Would Happen

The ecosystem and all its parts would slowly but eventually die, and we would have ended up destroying life (as we know it) completely.

Melancholy Water

Whenever garbage ends up in bodies of water, it actually changes the chemical composition of the water. Polluted lakes, polluted streams, polluted oceans and polluted seas affect all life forms that inhabit the waters. Can you evenbegin to comprehend what drinking that kind of water dies to animals?

Pollution

Improper disposal of waste pollutes the land and the air. Eventually, the respiratory systems of the humans that breathe in that air, aswell as other parts of their bodies like their brains, will be severely damaged. Harmful contaminants leave a debilitating mark on everything. Garbage that hadn’t been disposed of properly eventually begins to release methane gas.

Leachate

Leachate is the liquid that comes from the water which flows through contaminated places. The putrid mix of chemicals in that liquid eventually seeps into the soil and into groundwater and into surface water as well.

Economic Impact

It isn’t just humans and animals that are affected. Improper disposal of garbage also affects our communities and their economies. Who would want to risk getting sick or having a sick family by living in an city with poor sanitation? Residents, tourists and investors find smelly places repelling, and all opportunities for growth and development will be lost when they turn away from such cities.

Cities should invest in recycling facilities and programs, otherwise they will be missing out on a lot of revenue generation opportunities, not to mention the positive impact onthe entire community from an increase in job opportunities.

We Are Not The Only Life To Be Affected

Animals also are grossly affected by our indiscriminate tossing of garbage wherever and however we like. Does anyone treat their water for them? No, they have to drink the same water which we have contaminated by inconsiderately dumping our refuse there. They have to drink the same water in which all that rubbish has been floating. The balance in the ecosystem is very delicate, and pollution destroys that delicate balance. Pollution kills corals, thereby reducing fish populations. The filthy garbage that we dump in the waters eventually end up on our tables again because the fish and shellfish in the waters eat our rubbish and we eat the fish. All the rubbish we throw into the oceans (the Styrofoam, the cigarette butts, the plastic, the old fishing lures and lines) eventually leads to the death of millions of marine life every year.

Dump-Squad can help you get rid of the garbage in and around your home in a proper manner. Give us a call to choose the right size disposal bin for your particular needs. Our prices are pocket friendly, and you’ll feel good about disposing your garbage tge right way. We deliver, and we pick up.

Dump-Squad is one of the fastest growing disposal bin rental, dumpster rental, mini bin rental and junk removal company in Toronto, Ontario. We hope you have enjoyed reading this article and can take something away from it. In the event you are looking to hire any junk removal services or garbage bin rentals in the Toronto area, please feel free to contact us at any time!

6 Tips To Reduce Dust During Renovation

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Say “renovation” and you are most likely to come up against a lot of dust from the general debris created during the renovation process. For instance, there will be sawdust and dust from drywall. This dust is injurious to health and causes scratches as it lands on furniture, rugs and the finish on hardwood floors.

We can’t override dust, but these tips can help lessen its effects during renovation:

  1. Clear Out Surrounding Rooms And Cover Everything

Move all your furniture from the renovation area to a far-off room . What you can’t move, like wooden floors, cover with a sheet.

  1. Protect Everything (IncludingRegisters)

You’ve invested heavily in your floors and carpets, so protect them by covering them with polythene plastic and tape the plastic down with duct tape. Use painter’s tape to tape plastic to walls and baseboards. For additional protection, you could add a single layer of foam-board. Is the renovation site a store and not a home? Eliminate damage to registers and computers by covering them.

  1. Contain The Dust; Seal Off Other Doorways

The renovation area should be sealed off with a polythene sheet which is zipped to allow entry into and exit from the room. The sheet should be held down by running tape all around the doors.

  1. Mount A Fan To A Window

You can contain the dust from spreading to other rooms and aid the exit of the dust out the windowwhile bringing fresh air into the renovation area. To do this, removeall window air conditioners in the renovation area and place a fan by a window atthe far end of the room.

  1. Do Dust Generating Work Outside

Remove all dust inducing activity and do them outside. For instance, wood cutting. If the activity inducing dust cannot be done outside, then attach a vacuum bag to woodwork implements or machines like power saws to collect the dust.

  1. Sweep And Vacuum At The End Of Each Day

Do not let dust accumulate day after day, otherwise containing it becomes all the more difficult. Commit to doing a vacuum cleanup after each day’s work. Also, if the builder is hired, suggest a daily final cleanup session by asking him/her if it is included in the overall cost.

It is only wise toapply theseprecautionary recommendations to see to it that you reduce dust as much as possible during renovation. These measures will protect your health and your home from damage.

Remember to rent disposal bins to make cleanup during renovation easier. You might think, “A day’s junk isn’t much”, but you’ll later have to pay a high price to have the accumulated junk from subsequent days removed. With Dump-Squad, you won’t have to spend that much at all.

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11 Tips To Reduce Household Waste

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A study conducted in 2009 showed that a single Canadian citizen produces 777 kg of garbage. Seventeen countries were studied and the average garbage produced was 578 kg. This proves that Canadians produce more refuse per capita than any other country!

We are concerned about this statistics, and have taken it upon ourselves to help Canadian households learn how to better manage their waste.

  1. Opt For Reusable Bags When Shopping

The number of shops charging for bags is on the increase these days. It would do you a lot of good to choose to use cloth bags orplastic bags instead for your shopping needs.

  1. An Egg-cellent Idea

Cease from buying eggs in Styrofoam cartons. Buy your eggs in cardboard cartons. The cardboard can be used to start or fuel fires and to plant seeds for your future garden.

  1. Forget The Dryer Sheets

Get some wool dryer balls instead because dryer sheets are laden with chemicals.

  1. Look For Reusable Packaging

Check to see if the packaging of the product you’re buying can be used for anything else. Like storage, maybe?

  1. Buy In Bulk When You Can

It makes good environmental and economic sense to purchase a bulk of items that will be delivered in one (reusable) large package, instead of buying singularly and having to deal with disposing all the little packages. If it happens that there is more package and less product, then choose another brand.

  1. Cloth, Not Paper

Use cloth napkins and cloth handkerchiefs and cloth diapers instead of paper products.

  1. Start A Rag Bag

Instead of using paper towels and other paper products, find a cloth you no longer need and use it asa rag for cleaning.

  1. Purchase Just What You Need

Don’t buy something when you know it’s not what you need to use often. Whybuying something that you’re going to use only once or twice? Find out if any of your friends or relatives or neighbors can lend itrent it to you.

  1. Put Food Scraps Into A Compost Bin

Compost is environmentally friendly. Instead of dumping food scraps and leftovers into the disposal bin, use it to create compost manure for your garden if you have one.

  1. Make Your Own Cleaning Products

You can make your own cleaning products and laundry detergents using the many tutorials and recipes online. You can then store them in jars made from recycled materials.

  1. Become A Whiz In The Kitchen

You can avoid having to deal with all those disposable containers by cooking your food from scratch. Besides, it saves you money.

Dump-Squad has all the answers to those non-recyclable, non-reusable items. Order for our disposal bin rental services or your mini bin rental services. Or maybe it’s a garbage bin you need, or a dumpster? Call us today, and get the bin size that’s just right for your situation.

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All about hospital guidelines for waste disposal

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A good example of an institution that creates many different types of waste, including biomedical waste, is a hospital. Other institutions that create biomedical waste include dentists’ offices, medical (veterinary and healthcare) facilities, funeral homes, tattooparlors, research centers etc. Biomedical waste is regulated by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change via the Environmental Protection Act, and these institutions areaware that they are required to dispose of their waste properly.

What is biomedical waste? It includes all things that have been used in treating patients and handling body parts and animal carcasses used during research or when administering healthcare. Such materials include bandages, syringes, bedding and other biologic products like tissue or blood samples removed from laboratories, operating rooms, morgues and other medical facilities.

No industry possesses a complicated waste stream like hospitals. Different processes lead to the formation of different forms of waste, such as:

  • Biohazardouswaste (sharp items and red bag wastes containing potentially dangerous pathogens);
  • Solid trash;
  • Recyclables (paper, cardboard);
  • Hazardous waste (chemicals, solvents);
  • Radioactive waste;
  • Comparable waste.

The concept of medical waste treatment and waste disposal is still fairly new, and it was only recently that medical facilities stopped the practice of combining all types of waste together and then sending the entire bulk to be incinerated. This old practice leads to environmental pollution, the most dreaded form of which is the emission of mercury and dioxin.

Hospital WasteSegregationAndPackaging

Biomedical waste is only 10% of the waste generated by hospitalsand healthcare facilities. Yet it poses oneof the greatest risks to the environment and to public health. Therefore, segregation and careful management of biomedical waste is critical.

The most important aspect of effective hospital waste minimization and management isthe identification andsegregation (separation) of healthcare waste. Hospitals should learn how to separate regulated medical waste (RMW) efficiently because disposal of RMW is more costly than disposal of other forms of waste. The process involves two steps which are fairly straightforward:

  • Assess or identify the particular types of waste generated by your facility. You can request help with an audit to be conducted by your preferred waste disposal company. They will assess your waste streams and deal with each type accordingly.
  • Next, your facility should ensure that they prevent cross-contamination of your waste streams by creating a simple waste management plan.

On a final note, there’s nothing unusual about your overly cautious employees tossing pizza boxes and coffee cups into the RMW collection containers. They just need to be trained not to do this because including non-RMW items increases your waste disposal costs. So, you should set aside time for your hospital staff to get such training from the waste disposal company, so that in the future your staff will be able to tell what should go into the RMW disposal bins, and what shouldn’t.

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Tips To Properly Dispose Of Shingles

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Roofing materials are durable and last a very long time, but they will eventually wear out and the damage will be irreparable. It will then be required that they be discarded and replaced with new ones. Nearly all shingles are made with asphalt, and sadly this material is seen in abundant dumps at landfill. Instead of just dumping your shingles, here are ideas of some things you could do with them.

  1. Donating

Search online for organizationswherepeople donate or trade shingles. Low income families go to these organizations to look for cheap or free roofing waste that they can use for their own paving projects.

  1. Recycling

When shingles are dumped in a landfill, it takes four centuries for them to breakdown. There’s no reason to waste old and damaged pieces that can be reused. Some compounds in the shingles can be used to improve the quality of cement. These useful composites include hot-mix and pavement asphalt. Shingles can also be used to create other materials which are beneficial for community paving projects, like roadways, this reducing the need for oil and other new resources.

There’s something you can do to help.

Locate all the shingles recycling centers around you. Before your next project commences, call them to ask about anything they may need and to make the necessary arrangements. Find out their specifications. For instance,

  • Somecentersclean and grind the materials in-house because they are fully equipped with nail-removing magnets and grinders to ensure safe recycling;
  • Somecenterswill only accept pre-ground shingles;
  • Some centers will want you to pay them to accept and recycle the shingles;
  • Centers accept your shingles as donations;
  • Some centers pay you to give them recyclable shingles.
  1. Repurposing

What are some of the things that companies and individuals buy old shingles to repurpose them for?

  • As driveway mats: some people use repurposed shingles on their driveway or garage floor, so that it soaks up oils and other auto fluids and prevents stains.
  • Stair grips: old roofing shingles can be used to make grips for the stairs, and the process is fairly simple.
  • Sidewalk anti-slip: instead of costly road salt, old repurposed shingles can be laid on walkways and sidewalks to add strength, stability and grip when people walk.
  • Mulch: even in gardens or on the farm, old repurposed shingles can be spread to cover the top soil. Although such a cover makes watering your plants a bit of a challenge, it does keep weeds from growing and makes it difficult for pests to multiply.

Not all shingles can be refurbished or recycled or donated, though. Check that your shingles meets the requirements for multiple recycling centers, otherwise they may need to be thrown away. Not to worry, though. If your shingles doesn’t meet the guidelines, all you need to do is to contact a waste disposal company and ask for a dumpster bin rentals service. The company will dispose of your shingles properly for a shingles disposal fee.

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How To Manage Waste Properly

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A lot of people don’t think through concerning the waste materials they’re about to discard or how they are to discard them. The way we treat waste has many implications, ranging from the inefficient use of raw materials to faulty products to wasted labor andthe unnecessary use of energy.

What is proper waste management? It is essentially the use of garbage as a valuable resource by refurbishing or recycling waste items that do not need to end up in a landfill yet. The process of proper waste management entails the safe and efficient removal and disposal of useless and unwanted products, and it involves everyone from households to businesses to garbage removal companies.

Below are some ways in which waste can be efficiently managed:

  1. Source reduction and reuse

Governments and local authorities are most familiar with this strategy, and it involves reducing waste at the source. How is this achieved? Recycling networks are created to expand recycling efforts. Governments and local authorities also provide on-site food waste treatment facilities at residential and commercial properties. By doing this, the heavy reliance on the continuously depleting raw materials is reduced and the environment is conserved.

  1. Recovery And Recycling

Recovery is the use of discarded items for other meaningful purposes. Usually, the discarded items have to be processed to extract or reclaim resources, or to transform them into usable energy forms like heat, electricity and fuel.

Recycling is the converting of trash into new products to reduce the production of fresh raw materials and conserve energy. It is related to source production, and is the third component in the waste management hierarchy namely: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Recycling not only reduces the creation of new materials, it also reduces energy usage, reduces air and water pollution, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and reduces the volume of trash sent to landfills.

  1. Landfills

The most common waste disposal method today is the use of landfills. In this method, trash is buried in the land while at the same time measures are being taken to eliminate odoursand the event of toxic chemicals seeping into the land and contaminating the water sources. However, many garbage companies are considering other options due to the fact that land is scarce and there is the string presence of landfill gas emissions such as methane.

  1. Combustion And Incineration

This process is also known as thermal treatment. How does it work? Non-recyclable municipal solid waste are burned at very high temperatures to reduce the volume up to 80%, so that the residue occupies only 20-30% of landfill space. This strategy reduces the stress on landfills. This method can be used to generate heat, steam and gas for power.

  1. Composting

Composting is the natural biodegradation of organic waste like kitchen waste and plant remains. The process converts them into nutrient-rich food for plants. The organic waste is allowed to it in one place for months so as to make room for decomposition. This process is very common among organic farmers.

Final Note

To avoid contamination, especially in a case where the materials are hazardous, waste should be managed properly and each type of waste placed in appropriately labeled disposal bins. It is, however, of greater importance that households and businesses learn how to minimize or avoid waste. To minimize or avoid waste, households and businesses should exercise recycling old items. Repairing broken items, donating items they haven’t used in a while and won’t use at all. Avoiding the use of disposable items so as to reduce the materials that end up in the landfill.

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How To Keep Animals Away From Disposal Bins

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It is both unpleasant and annoying when animals come raid, knock over and rip through your carefully sorted trash, leaving behind an unsightly mess that you have to clean up. Some animals go as far as making themselves a home in your garage, garden shed or basement because if the food they find in your dumpster bins, and this leads to even bigger problems.

“Well, I’ll just get more durable disposal bins.”

Raccoons are generally known to have very strong jaws and razor sharp claws, and they can chew through any bin, no matter how durable, once they find your bins to be the proverbial basket of goodies. Once an opening is created, other rodents and domestic animals will have no trouble rummaging through your bin, and they’ll create a very big mess.

Good for us, there are a number of solutions for keeping animals away from your disposal bins.

  1. Dispose Of Garbage Properly

The odours from the leftovers you dumped in your trash are attracting these wild animals. If you reduce the odours, wild rodents like opossums will no longer target your disposal bins. Before throwing cans, containers and wrappers into the bins, rinse them to remove all remnants. If you have leftovers you need to discard, place them right at the bottom of the can and pike other garbage on top of that, so that the animals find it difficult to access them. Another way to reduce the amount of food you throw away in your disposal bins is to make a compost out of your leftovers.

  1. Pour ammonia directly on the trash bin lids or the trash bags

Pour a capful of ammonia directly onto the lid of the trash bin or the trash bags. Ammonia has a pungent odour that puts off the animals (that puts off anybody, actually)no matter how “good” the food in your trash can smells to them. In the event of any precipitation though, you’ll have to reapply the ammonia because it will be diluted and washed away. It would makefor easier application if you stored the ammonia in a spray bottle. You can use this for both indoor and outdoor bins.

  1. Keep Garbage Can Lid Closed All The Time

Always allow some space between your garbage and the garbage can lid, so that the trash doesn’t overflow and so that the lid can close properly and tightly. Just in case your bin company does not offer bins that come with lids that can be screwed on, place a heavy object on top of the lid to keep it from being easily moved, or loop bungee ropes through the side handles and lid to keep critters out.

  1. Switch To A Metal Bin

A metal bin can withstand attacks from animals better than a plastic bin can. You might want to switch to that. Also, metal bins don’t absorb odours like plastic bins. With that, it’s bye-bye to having to deal with messy trash every morning.

Apply all these foolproof tips and you are certain to keep animals and pests away from your disposal bins.

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How To Dispose Of Hazardous Waste

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Hazardous waste is waste that threatens public health or the environment. Everyone should know how to dispose of hazardous waste properly. The following qualify as hazardous waste:

  • Reactive materials/substances
  • Flammable materials/substances
  • Corrosive materials/compounds
  • Toxic materials/compounds

Hazardous items can be found in virtually every home. These include:

  • Paint
  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Auto waste like gas, antifreeze, oil and oil filters
  • Pesticides and chemicals
  • Electronics like mp3 players, computers, cellphones
  • Medical supplies like syringes

In order to eliminate hazardous waste without risking damage to public health and the environment, special techniques and procedures must be followed. Below are some ways in which hazardous waste can be eliminated.

  1. Burning at high temperatures

Often, household hazardous waste that has been taken to the proper location (not dumped intojustany disposal bin containing a mixture of items) is destroyed by burning. These incinerator units are developed to contain emissions from the burning hazardous waste. Incineration can destroy flammable waste.

  1. Recycling

It is environmentally prudent to recycle electronic waste. You probably don’t expect that things like batteries from old cellphones and oil products can be recycled, but they can. If you go to the websites of most municipalities and cities, you’ll find information about what can or cannot be recycled at local facilities.

  1. Community hazardous waste centers

You can find a hazardous waste disposal center in almost every municipality. Find out from a waste disposal company or the local government office the location of the one closest to you. There are probably special days set aside in your locality fir hazardous waste pickup.

Make sure to do the following before you call a waste disposal company to pick up your hazardous waste or before you take the hazardous waste to a disposal depot.

  • Materials must be in original containers or at least in well labeled containers.
  • Products must not be mixed together.
  • Caps on all containers must be tight.
  1. Disposing OfMedicalWaste

Syringes, unused prescription drugs and other medical things like that should always be properly discarded. There is usually a drop box inside pharmacies for used syringes, and pharmacies will take your unused prescription drugs for proper disposal. It is wrong to flush drugs down the toilet, wash them down the sink or throw them in the disposal bin because it can corrode your plumbing and also negatively impact your environment. When hazardous household waste ends up in landfill sites, it may leach into groundwater and soil and contaminate them. This could make people, animals and plants very unhealthy. You can see why it is imperative that this kind of waste be discarded properly.

You should not allow hazardous household waste to pile up. Make a habit of disposing them in a timely fashion. Call a waste disposal company whose experts are knowledgeable for more information about how to get rid of hazardous waste.

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How To Dispose Of Cooking Oil

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So you’ve fried some bacon and deep-fried that turkey and had the ground beef browned, and now you’re left with a lot of used oil which is hard to get rid of. You’re tired, and you’re most likely to give in to the temptation of simply pouring the oil down the drain. However,this may give rise to very dear consequences, like blockage from a drain pipe cloggedwith solidified oil which might cause your basement to be flooded with sewage.

Save ItForReuse

If you like to deep fry a lot, you should save the oil for reuse at the next cooking session. Before storing, use a standard coffee strainer or several layers of cheesecloth to separate the oil from the crumbs and other particles. Then pour the filtered oil into an airtight container and store in a dark corner. Remember that you can only reuse the oil once or twice because each time you use it the quality depreciates. Do not use again if you notice a fetid smell.

Oil Disposal Options

Oil should be properly disposed of if it is not intended for reuse. Check with your local waste disposal company for specifications and regulations about proper oil disposal. Here are some things to do to prepare the oil for disposal.

  • Before pouring the oil into a non-metallic container with a lid, let it sit and cool completely. Make sure your waste disposal company accepts take-out containers. If they do, the oil and the container can be dumped into the disposal bin.
  • Decant the oil into a tin or coffee mug and place the container in the freezer or refrigerator. This will cause the oil to solidify quicker. When it has hardened, remove the container, scoop out the oil, and throw it into the disposal bin. Use a napkin or paper towel to wipe the mug before washing it.
  • Pour the oil into a partially filled trash bag after cooling completely. Absorbentmaterials in the trash bag, like paper towels and food scraps, will help to soak up the oil and keep it from leaking.
  • Mix the oil with absorbent materials like cat litter, sawdust or sand,and then discard it.
  • If you love to deep fry often, invest in a Fat Trapper system. It is a plastic receptacle that holds bags that are lined with foil where you can pour used oil. When it is full, seal it and throw it in the disposal bin. One bag usually hoods 32 ounces of used oil.

You can also recycle the cooking oil

Check your city to see if there’s a waste disposal program that collects used oil for recycling into biodiesel.

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How You Can Manage Your Construction Site Waste More Effectively

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At construction sites, new structures are born and old ones are demolished or revamped. If you run a construction company and your company has been hired to do a job, whatever that may be, a lot of waste is going to be turning up in the building and/or demolition processes. For the sake of the environment and for the sake of your employees, you need to manage your construction site waste more efficiently.

Knowing What’sWhat

You and your staff need to be able to identify the different types of waste. It is a sign of good environmental stewardship when we reuse what can be reused. In the long run, it also makes it easier on your accounts.

Staff should be trained about the importance of the doing the following:

  • Mark disposal bins and containers with labels that are legible;
  • Empty the containers regularly to create more space and also to avoid any contamination;
  • Set aside a location where disposal bins will be held;
  • Check the area frequently to see if these things are being done properly.

It would be quite relieving to have a waste management contractor around who can:

  • Ensure that the proper containers have been provided;
  • Ensure that you have a ready help with trainings, enforcement and management;
  • Materials that have been separated have their proper place to go to.

Hazardous or toxic waste must not be mixed in with other waste categories. Hazardouswaste include oil and oil products, asbestos, fluorescent bulbs, corrosives, electrical equipment and the like. You should keep a detailed information about who transports the waste materials, the name of a contact person, etc. Also, be mindful of whether the waste is being taken to the appropriate disposal site.

To manage site waste, consider the following tips:

  • Even if materials won’t complete an entire project, keep them because they can always be used as test pieces on another job.
  • Leftover insulation can be used in walls and attics or they can be used for another job.
  • Trees that have been taken down along with their branches can be used as mulch.
  • Try as much as possible during demolition to salvage things that cannot be recycled like doors and windows. You may find someone who would still be in need of them, or you could donate them to a reuse center.

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