If you are remodeling an old warehouse or commercial building and there is a lot of metal shelving, old appliances, and other types of scrap, it's important to make sure you recycle. You want to be sure you recycle properly and that you try to get money from the items you have to haul away.
As you start to go through the floors of stuff, or the many rooms and open areas, the amount of junk may get overwhelming. Do the following thing to sort and organize quickly.
Trash, Recycle, and Keep
Move things into different areas quickly and efficiently. All of the trash can go directly into the trash bins you have, or you may want to get a dumpster. You want to get the trash out of the way right away, so you can better evaluate the other items.
If there are things that you know you want to keep, get these out of the way as well and put the pieces in a separate room or space. This helps declutter so you can focus on what is left and is an efficient way to get through the debris instead of going room by room with no plan.
Scrap What You Can
If there is a lot of metal that can be scrapped, you have a few choices. Load it all up in a truck you have or rent a vehicle or trailer and take it in on your own. They will weigh it at the scrap metal yard and give you cash.
If you don't have the time, a truck, or you don't feel comfortable taking it on your own, you can still profit off the metal but have the scrap yard come get it. There are service providers that will come get the metal scrap as well. They take a portion of the metal value, but you still get cash and don't have to mess with handling or delivering the metal.
The sooner you can divide through the junk the sooner you can see the potential of the space. Scrapping the metal will allow you to pay for some of the new things that you want to get for the building, and you can make money instead of having to pay someone to take the items to the dump. Evaluate how much waste, recycling, and scrap metal you have, and then plan your cleaning and disposal day to get everything removed efficiently.