Waste Separation: Bathroom Demolition

Too often, most the waste produced when demolishing a bathroom ends up in landfill.


Ultimately, this waste can have a negative impact on the environment. This is because much of this rubbish can actually be recycled, or even reused.


The first step to making sure this can happen is waste separation.


By separating waste into separate piles as we (or you) demolish your bathroom, recycling and repurposing becomes much easier.


Furthermore, doing this is a commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly practices. You can rest easy knowing that you’re doing your part to help the environment.




When removing tiles, place them into one pile or bag.


To go one step further, remove the tiles carefully, without breaking them. If they remain intact, the tiles can be reused by you or sold, to help cut your costs.


Reusing these tiles is definitely the best method. But we understand that removing them intact can be time consuming and expensive.


However, just by separating the tiles, you’re making it far easier for a rubbish removal company to take these tiles and recycle them responsibly.




Ideally, bathroom cabinets should be removed without being destroyed. Unless of course, they are in very poor condition.


Separate this waste so that it can be reused, or at worst, broken down and recycled by a professional waste removal company.


As well as that, you may be able to on-sell second hand joinery. This means that you’re ensuring the waste is reused, not to mention making some extra money.




Taps, sinks and all kinds of other bathroom fixtures should be put to one side.


These items, mostly made of brass and aluminium, are recyclable. Often, waste recycling facilities will offer money for metals, so it’s definitely worth separating these items.


Alternatively, a waste removal company can take these items and ensure they are disposed of responsibly.


Or, if they are in good condition, you could sell these fixtures.


Bath and Toilet


Your toilet should be put with other porcelain products, even if it’s in pieces. This makes it much easier to recycle when the waste is removed.


On the other hand, your bath, which will probably be either porcelain enameled steel or acrylic, should be kept in once piece.


If it’s metal, the bath can be recycled with other metal products.


Alternatively, if your bath remains in good condition, it could be sold on a second-hand website to other bathroom renovators.



So, in conclusion, whilst it takes a little more time and effort, separating your waste when demolishing your bathroom has excellent benefits for you, and the environment.

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