Whether you’re decluttering your attic ready for a loft conversion or you’re building a garden shed, there are many great ways to minimise the environmental impact of your next DIY project. No matter how big or small the project at hand, just a few changes could help you reduce the carbon footprint of your DIY job significantly! Here, we share some of our top tips for planning a green DIY project.
Choose eco-friendly building materials
The first step to planning a green DIY project is to find building materials which are less environmentally harmful than traditional options. Opting for recycled plastic, recycled aggregates, bamboo, recycled glass and other sustainable building materials can reduce demand for virgin materials and help you reduce the carbon footprint of your project. Even opting for low-VOC paint is a great place to start!
As more and more people look for ways to build with sustainable building materials, they become easier to source and work with – making this one of the easiest things you can do to make a positive impact.
Opt for environmentally-friendly designs and solutions
With a little bit of forward-thinking and planning, you can do more than just minimise the environmental impact of your DIY project – you can even plan a project that benefits the environment. For example, building a living wall in your house or garden can help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Fitting skylight windows in your attic could help you take advantage of sunlight without relying on electricity. Building a wildlife garden could encourage more insects to frequent your garden and let biodiversity systems in your local area flourish.
These are just a few great examples of eco-friendly DIY projects, but of course there are many more. Even if you have a set project in mind, it’s still possible to make adjustments with long-term environmental benefits. You just need to think outside the box!
Hire a skip from an environmentally responsible company
It’s very difficult – if not impossible – to carry out a DIY project without generating waste. No matter how hard you try, you’re bound to end up with piles of waste that need to be disposed of. While you can’t always avoid this, you can think carefully about how you dispose of the waste. With this in mind, it’s time to consider the benefits of domestic skip hire.
Hiring a skip from an environmentally responsible company is one of the easiest and most effective ways to dispose of your waste in a way that’s kind to the planet. When you hire a skip from a company with full commitment to protecting the planet, you can ensure that your waste is separated and disposed of properly. Anything that can be recycled will be repurposed or converted into energy, such as biogas, to reduce the environmental impact of the waste disposal process.
At Cherry Hill Waste, we have a range of skips available to hire at highly competitive rates. Whether you need a 2-yard skip for a small DIY project or a 12-yard skip for full house clearance, we have the solution for you. We also go above and beyond to recycle as much waste as possible and are committed to using only the most environmentally-friendly practices. For more information about our range of skips for hire or to discuss any of our other waste disposal services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.