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Getting a new fence is a great investment for your home. If you already have a fence on the property, you may be wondering what to do with the old fence posts. Can the fence installation company haul it off for you? Is there a separate company you will need for the job? Are you allowed to take them to the dump? We will answer all those questions and more in this simple guide.
Read on to learn how to dispose of old fence posts.
Ask Your Fence Installation Company
Most fence installation companies will haul your old fencing off for an extra fee. It may be tied into the demolition services, if you choose to use them. You may be able to save some money by doing the work yourself, depending on how much fencing you have and what your overall resources are. Before you get too far into the planning process, talk to your fencing company about your options. They will point you in the right direction.
Find Someone Who Wants Your Old Fence Posts
They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and that is certainly true with old fence posts. You may not have a use for them anymore, but there are plenty of people who will want the weathered wood. Fence posts can be used to make picture frames, create wall art, resurface a piece of furniture, and more. The trick is finding the right person to take the fence.
You could put an ad online asking if anyone wants your old fencing. Include a picture of the fence posts so people know what condition they’re in. You may find someone to take the fence posts away for free because they want the materials. If you have an area near you that sells reclaimed wood, you could see if they would be willing to take or buy your fence posts from you. This option isn’t available everywhere. It may require a little effort, but chances are there is someone out there who wants your discarded “trash.”
Contact the Dump about Construction Waste
If you end up having to haul off the fence posts yourself, you will need to find out what your local dump’s policy is for construction waste. There may be a small fee you have to pay based on the weight of the load. This is one of the reasons why fencing companies charge to get rid of old fence posts, because they have to pay money to the city to dispose of them.
Repurpose the Fence Posts
We talked about the many uses of old fence posts in an earlier section, but we didn’t mention that you could take advantage of those opportunities. You could stain the posts different colors and create a focal wall in your living room. You could use the posts to build a piece of furniture, such as a shelving unit – as long as the fencing was structurally sound. Think of some creative uses for your old fence posts, and you won’t have to worry about disposing of them.
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