Illinois Demolition: Rules to Follow, Who to Hire, and More

Illinois demolition guide

If you're considering hiring a demolition contractor in Illinois to help tackle a demolition project, this guide is the place to start.

Demolition can seem like an overwhelming, complicated process, but we're here to simplify things and answer the most commonly asked Illinois demolition questions.

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Do I have to get a permit prior to my Illinois demolition project?

Yes, prior to any Illinois demolition or renovation project, you'll need to submit a notification form to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).

You'll also need to apply for a permit through your city's building department.

Your contractor can apply for a demolition permit through your city's Building Department website, but here's a quick reference list for popular Illinois cities:

Your demolition project may also require inspections before and after (and potentially during) your project to ensure everything is being done in compliance with local safety laws.

What's the best way to dispose of demolition debris in Illinois?

Illinois demolition debris disposal

One of the easiest and most efficient ways of managing debris during a demolition or renovation project in Illinois is with the help of a temporary dumpster rental.

You can choose from a variety of sizes and pick-up frequencies to accommodate your project needs and budget.

Oftentimes, your demolition contractor will handle the disposal of debris, but be sure to clarify everything with your contractor before signing a contract.

If you're responsible for your demolition or renovation debris disposal, Hometown makes it easy to get dumpster rental quotes from Illinois providers in order to get the best services for a fair price.

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How should I dispose of household hazardous waste in Illinois?

Household hazardous wastes include products labeled as corrosive, flammable, toxic, poisonous, combustible, or as an irritant.

These types of waste are not allowed in your curbside trash or dumpsters, so you will need to find alternate solutions.

Many communities offer household hazardous waste collection days or specific drop-off locations.

Be sure to contact your local waste authority to find out the details or to inquire about your specific local solutions.

Read more: How to Safely Remove Hazardous Wastes Before a Remodel or Demolition Project

Who should I hire for my Illinois demolition project?

When looking for a qualified professional in your area to complete your demolition project, you want to look for a contractor with experience and good customer service, not just the lowest price.

Hometown makes it easy to find local demolition professionals throughout Illinois, learn more about each company, read customer reviews, and request free quotes from as many contractors as you'd like.

Requesting multiple quotes will help ensure you get quality service for a fair price.


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