Managing Waste During a House Renovation


Some of us enjoy doing do-it-yourself projects. Whether it is repurposing an old bed or hairdresser, remodeling the kitchen, replacing the ceiling or renovating the house, there is always an unpleasant by-product of these activities which is the renovation waste.

Materials such as glass, roofs, insulation, old plaster pipes, wood and wood dust could be spilling from your garage to your front yard and onto the sidewalk. Apparently, house construction and renovation involves a lot of waste.

So, how can you efficiently manage and dispose of renovation waste? Read on to find tips from the PRO.

  • Establish your waste management plan first to identify the quantities and types of waste your renovation project will produce. It could include the original building materials, potential waste from the work site, packaging of newly purchase materials candidates for reuse and recycle.
  • Check if the local recycling facilities near you can handle the materials on your list.
  • You can also get the help of professional contractors who specialized in waste diversion and offer recycling options.
  • Next, search for local networks to find out the resources of sustainable use of demolition debris. Diverting the waste from landfills can significantly reduce the project’s environmental impact and help you save on expenses from disposal fees.

Donate Materials

Once you already identified the materials to reuse and recycle, contact the nearest recycling facility or redistribution center to ask if you can drop off the salvaged materials. Your castoffs could be someone else’s treasure. An old fridge, mirror, chair or drawers might perfectly work for other people.

If these items are still in good condition, but you no longer want them, donate them. Various drop-off centers take different things like cabinets, working appliances, light fixtures, counter tops, windows and others that can be reused.

Likewise, various government and non-government organizations will also accept donations, but it is best to check their websites to comply with their rules and requirements. Old carpets can be recycled or reclaimed by local companies who offer such service.


To help you save on cash on waste disposal, why not haul some of the waste yourself? You can donate everything for sure. Thus, it will be beneficial to know where are the local landfill and waste transfer station in your area.

Remember, different materials may require you to drop them off the various stations or landfills. Thus, separate the waste before you drive over. Not all landfills accept large appliances, metal scraps, insulations and old gadget or computers.

Seek Professional Help

Fortunately, you have different ways to choose from such as seeking professional help to remove and manage renovation waste. Discuss with the waste service provider all your concerns and give them an overview of the type and amount of waste that you can accumulate.

  1. One of the inexpensive options is to use your garbage collection service. However, ask the local garbage collection first to know where you can drop off bulk waste.
  2. Contact service providers and ask for quotations so you can maximize your savings. Many of them offer free quoting of services according to duration and scale of the project.
  3. If you have a small to medium sized waste disposal to handle, perhaps try using a collapsible trash bin. It can hold a significant amount of renovation waste and gives you the advantage of scheduling a pickup service. However, it could be pricier than the first two options since you must pay for the bin and the pickup service.

These are some of the most cost-effective methods to deal with renovation waste. You don’t need to spend a fortune managing them. You just must establish a solid waste management plan and stick to it. Likewise, it requires research and communication on your part to ensure that all the waste generated from your renovation project will be disposed of accordingly.

How Facebook has Become a Necessary Tool for Local Businesses

Designing a marketing program is not always an easy task for most managers. First off, they need to be aware of the company’s business strategy in order to plan an effective campaign to move the business forward. They also need to be aware of the current trends occurring in the industry they belong to, as well as external factors that may affect their industry. Lastly, and just as important, they will have to keep a close eye on how their competitors are performing.

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The first part might actually be the easy one, since all one needs to do is coordinate with top management and other departments within the company to hammer out a clear business strategy that will guide the organization in the coming year or five. It’s the three other factors that need a bit more handholding and decisive execution.

This is where social media platforms come into play in a very big way. Take for example Facebook which has become the de facto platform from which everything is seen, read, heard and followed. This phenomenon of always knowing what other people are doing, listening to, watching, eating, even feeling, has turned the Internet in general as a useful tool for studying trends and learning about human behavior. Facebook gives an insight on the things that people want the rest of Facebook users want to know about, which in most cases a whole lot of everything.

From a business perspective, this can be a very significant tool for getting a pulse of the market and learning more about customer behavior. Facebook gives marketers a direct line to the market they are targeting. Corollarily, customers use Facebook as a sounding board for what they feel about a certain product or service, influencing the friends who follow them as a form of credible testimonial. Which then is passed on to other friends in their friends’ network. This symbiotic relationship allows one to feed off the other. Businesses can then innovate and develop new products based on customer feedback coming from Facebook. Consumers can influence companies on how to improve their products and how to conduct their business in general.

Best Removalists in Perth is…

So who is the best removalists in Perth as mentioned in the title of this post? Well, naturally this sort of question is debatable and depends on who answers it right? Let’s cut to the chase, in our honest opinion the best removalists within the vicinity of the metropolitan is Crusader Removals. Well.. ok, we are a little biased since they are a client of ours. But still, we’d like to stand behind our claim and seriously not because they are a client of ours but after doing some research we are finding the majority of the public’s feedback about them is nothing but positive. So we have no hesitation in saying that they are the best around!

So who is Crusader Removals? They are an established removals company that is based in O’Connor and also offer a storage facility service. The owners are two hands on and down to earth blokes who first stared with just one truck and a laptop. Hard to believe that a couple of years later, they know own more than a dozen trucks and employ more than a dozen staff members. Impressive? That’s what we thought when we took notes on their biography. For a business to grow that rapidly, they must be doing something right.. right? Of course! Now can you see why we think they are the best removalists in Perth hands down?

As mentioned above, Crusader Removals growth is phenomenal considering the fierce competition in this particular niche. But as they have proven, over and over again, with hard work and dedication, nothing is impossible. In fact, we are blessed to be working with them for their marketing needs. The owners are very ambitious  to be the best in town and we definitely agree! When they first came to us help, we asked why? You guys are already well known and well respected. Their answer was short and blunt.. but we’re not number one yet! The response sums up the type of character their are: tenacious and driven to succeed. And succeed they did, just take a look at all the rave reviews for their business.

SEO Perth Specialist Helps Local Businesses

When we first met Ibi, a one man team in Ibi’s SEO Services, we were unsure on what he can deliver. But after getting to know more about him and seeing his work.. it was very clear that he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). And this is something we don’t say very lightly as we also specialise in creating online presence for businesses. In fact we were very impressed with Ibi that we have created a joint partnership between us and him. In that we would subcontract pretty much all of our SEO work to him. So we definitely recommend you go to him! So Ibi is kind of both our client and business partner. And we’re very glad to have him on board. This post is all about showcasing Ibi and his amazing work.

As mentioned above, Ibi specialises in SEO work. In particular, SEO in Perth, as he services local business within the Perth metropolitan area. Although he does assist with other Australian businesses. When asked why he pays special attention to the Perth market, he replied “Simple, I love to help people who own small businesses succeed.. and to start with.. why not help the businesses around your local area? In my case Perth!”… he also said “after all, I rely on their services from time to time.. so I feel like I am contributing back to the community in someway”. The things he was saying truck a chord with us. And the rest it’s history!

The businesses that Ibi has helped recently only had positive feedback in relation to the work he’s done and also the comment on his friendly, approachable and genuine care towards his clients. We definitely would agree on this as this is how he comes across to most of us here at Ivory Knight consulting.

In summary his services includes and of course not limited to the following:

  • SEO analysis to ensure websites adheres search engine requirements
  • SEO work to create maximum online presence as possible
  • Website design
  • Ongoing and progressive website maintenance
  • Social media management

If you are wondering how much the rates are… you’d be pleasantly surprised! Being a one man team (to ensure the highest quality SEO work being delivered), Ibi’s rates are incredibly low in comparison to market prices. Past clients have said to have saved more than 70% if they were to go elsewhere in Perth.

So enough said! If you need SEO work done on your website (the proper way that is). Then we can hook you up with Ibi. Just give us a holla or feel free to approach him directly.

Bali Tattoo Business

Our very first client to be featured on our site is Indo Ink Bali Tattoo. An Australian based business that is operating in Bali. As the name suggests, they specialise in tattoo design and offer a first class hygienic studio in Bali. Employing local artists within the region, Indo Ink struck  chord with the locals and visitors alike.

The business approached us a couple of months back to take over their marketing. At Ivory Knight Consulting, we love to help Australian business… even if they are operating overseas!

One thing about Bali in particular is that it is a popular destination spot for Australians. Thousands flock there every year to capture the awesome atmosphere and soak in the fun. Also, don’t forget the cheap shopping! With local delicacies to indulge in and the laid back lifestyle at the beach resort, it is not hard to see why the destination is so popular. Another major contributing factor is its relatively close distance from Australia. With competing budget airlines at war, prices for airfare to Bali has dropped rock bottom!

Back to the topic of tattoos, Australians love getting inked. With the lower prices of getting tattoo done in Bali, compared to here.. many are opting to get inked overseas. But one of the main concern is the hygiene standards, that is how does an oversea tattoo premises stack up with Australian standards?

This is where Indo Ink saw a gap in the industry. This is how Indo Ink Bali Tattoo was born! This resulted in a high class premier tattoo studio where Australians can go to and feel safe about doing so. With local tattoo artists doing the actual work, clients can aspect a truly a genuine Balinese ink experience!

So if you are looking to get inked, then we recommend you give these guys a go! An Australian based business based in Bali, Indonesia. You will get the best of both worlds!