Waste Separation: Kitchen Demolition

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

Ultimately, this has a negative impact on the environment. This is because much of this waste 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 kitchen, 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 passed on to someone else.

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.


Wood Waste

Wood waste is common in a kitchen demolition.

Depending on the condition and category of the wood, this can be reused in a variety of ways. For instance, as fuel, mulch or even in another construction project.

Separating the wood when demolishing your kitchen makes it far easier to discern the grade of each piece of wood.

When that’s possible, it’s much easier to recycle, reuse or dispose of this wood waste.



Ideally, 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 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.

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

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