Learning About Recycling Services
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Learning About Recycling Services

Hello, I am Jolene Bonnell. I am going to use my site to discuss all of the techniques and tools you can use to recycle waste. There are a number of recycling programs in each community. You can recycle your electronics, scrap metal, cardboard and textiles if you know where to find your local drop off points. Some communities even provide food waste recycling services that turn old food into compost. I hope you can use the information on my site to increase the amount of waste you recycle at the proper venues. Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you again soon.

Learning About Recycling Services

Buying Land With An Old Metal Barn? Scrap And Save For The Structure You Really Want

Nelli Joki

If it's been your dream to have some property and you've bought a lot of acres with an old unusable barn, get the most that you can out of the shelter. The cost of metal today is high, and there is money to be made if you get rid of the building properly. Here are a few things that you want to consider when you are ready to tear down the barn in prep for the new building or home you want to put on the property.

Scrap Any Aluminum

An old aluminum barn that you are going to take down can be a great source of cash for your future projects on the property. If you know that the barn isn't going to stay, recycle all of the aluminum you can. This could include:

  • Exterior sheeting
  • Gutters
  • Doors
  • Window frames

Anywhere that there is aluminum in the building, you want to remove it and have it taken to the aluminum scrap metal yard. This not only helps you dispose of the metal without having to pay for a dumpster or dispose of it in a landfill, but you will get money from the scrap yard and the materials will be recycled for future use.

Reuse the Foundation

If it's possible, reuse the concrete foundation of the barn. This will only be possible if you want to have the new dwelling in the same place as the old one, and if you can add on to the foundation if you need a larger space. This could save a lot of money because you wouldn't have to pay for:

  • Demolition of the old concrete
  • Removal of debris
  • Ground prep for new foundation
  • Concrete work

Even if you must add on, talk with the concrete professionals to see if you can utilize the existing foundation that was there.

If there are any other components in the barn that could be recycled, like copper plumbing or glass windows, make sure that everything is disposed of properly. Taking items to be recycled instead of paying to dump them can save you hundreds, even thousands, depending on the size of the barn.

An old barn doesn't have to be a large problem to remove from a property. Instead, you can use the materials of the barn to help pay for what you really want to have built on the land, and you can be ecologically efficient before you build. For more information, contact a company like Gutterman Iron & Metal Corp.