Follow the necessary MDEQ precautions.
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) regulates structural demolition and renovation projects with the intention of protecting against activities that could cause hazardous air emissions.
In the state of Mississippi, demolition and renovation projects involving individual residences (including those with 4 or fewer units) are typically exempt from MDEQ’s asbestos regulations.
However, all other structures are required to follow these regulations and notify the Office of Pollution Control by filling out this form and mailing it to:
Office of Pollution Control
P.O. Box 2261
Jackson, MS 39225
Contact them at (601) 961-5171 if you have any questions.
Think about deconstructing before demolishing.
Deconstruction is an excellent way to help keep some money in your pocket and useable materials out of the landfills. Before demolishing your home or other structure to the ground, consider dismantling any salvageable materials first.
This will minimize the debris and save you money. It could also help your neighbors if you donate the salvageable items to a local charity, like Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores.
Remember to ask your contractor about debris disposal.
Although demolition contractors will often handle debris disposal, not all of them do. So when shopping around for contractors, this should be something you ask them. One contractor may include the cost of hauling in their quote, while another may not. If they don’t, this is an additional expense you will have to consider.
Renting a dumpster is the most convenient way to manage debris if your demolition contractor isn’t responsible for it.
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