items that should not be thrown out when construction is complete

Items That Should Not Be Thrown Out When Construction Is Complete

At the end of a construction project, it might be tempting to unload everything in your rolloff dumpster rental and move on to the next project. A lot of the materials that you no longer need for your home can be used to create something else, though. Keep reading to learn more about which items you can recycle.

Wood and Lumber

There can always be a new use for wood and lumber. In fact, about 1 billion board-feet of the lumber used in a year can be reused for another purpose. Instead of throwing away pieces of lumber and wood when you are done with your project, you should recycle them. Reusing the lumber from just one 2,000 square-foot home could save up to 33 trees.


Steel is one of the most durable metals available and it retains this durability even after it has been used. About 65 million tons of scrap steel are recycled each year and almost all of it can be used for another purpose. Bring your used steel to the recycling center so it can be used for another construction project.

Roofing Shingles

When you strip broken and cracked roofing shingles, you will probably have the instinct to immediately throw them in the trash. If you do, however, you will be adding to the 11 million tons of roofing shingle waste that is produced each year in the United States alone. Shingles are durable enough to protect your home from the elements, which means they can easily be recycled into another product. In fact, once shingles are ground down, they can be used as pavement or to create new shingles.

Santa Rita Waste Systems can provide rolloff dumpsters for the construction pieces that you can throw away and others where you can put pieces that need to be recycled. We are committed to offering every customer the best service. To learn more, visit us online or call (520) 624-0550.