How to Dispose of Composite DeckingWhat some homeowners experience is a financial nightmare because they fail to read the warnings and do not carefully follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions. While composite is built to last, it isn’t impervious to damage, and, can swell, mold, mildew, warp, and even fail. This happens to composite if it isn’t gapped properly because water can’t run off and like wood, it absorbs moisture, but unlike wood, is more susceptible to damage.
Composite decking was first introduced in the 90s by Trex who developed the initial idea of a composite made from 95% recycled sawdust waste and used plastic bottles (HDPE) where the wood fibers act as reinforcement for the recycled plastic. They initially offered a very basic product in a few colors that were easily achieved. Overtime composite wood has developed into a huge industry with a variety of new products that profess to look like natural wood. —Home Guide.comFirst, you’ll have to empty the deck completely of all outdoor decor, furniture, and appliances. Then, you can begin to take it apart from the exposed sides. If the deck framing is still in good condition, you can clean it up, re-treat it with water repellent, and, then install new decking over the refreshed frame. If you find yourself in the unenviable position of having to tear up your composite deck due to damage, whether from natural causes or because of poor installation, you’ll find that the local trash collection won’t pick it up and haul it away because it presents an environmental safety hazard. Since you the local trash collection service won’t pick it up and haul it away, you’ll have to find another way of disposing of the composite. If you try to rent a dumpster to throw it into, you’ll find that the service probably doesn’t accept such material because it is supposed to be recycled. What’s more, very few recycling facilities will take it because it’s still relatively new and the majority have not had occasion to accept composite. What you can do is to call a junk hauling and removal service, like Pro Junk Dispatch, to come and pick it up and haul it away. The service can also pickup and haul away any other junk you have on your property, and, you won’t have to lift a finger.