Sawdust After DIY Home Project: How to Properly Get Rid of It

Here’s how you can repurpose saw dust to be used around your home!

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Building something with your own hands gives off an entirely different feeling of satisfaction and pride. Wood is one of the easiest mediums to start your DIY journey with; it is where most beginners begin their journey. However, the biggest problem with working with wood is that it creates a lot of unwanted sawdust that settles on everything, and is sometimes hard to properly clean from your work area, making life miserable for anyone who doesn’t know how to handle this inconvenience properly. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the ways that you can handle this efficiently, and maybe even put the sawdust to better use. This is much better than purchasing high-end equipment just for the purpose of cleaning it out. Not only will you be able to keep your work environment clean but you’ll also be able to put the sawdust to more sustainable use. So without further delay, let’s get into it and find out how to get rid of all the sawdust from your most recent project.

1. Use It in Your Garden 

Most beginners who’re still getting their feet wet in the DIY waters don’t know that sawdust can make for excellent manure. If you have a garden that’s filled with plants then you’ll need a healthy collection of fertilizers and manure to keep them thriving. While commercial manure can get pretty expensive, sawdust mixed with some other organic waste is the most sustainable and economic option available. The feeling of creating a habitat for another form of life is also rewarding. There are a lot of resources online on how to make your own compost and soil for your garden or pots, be sure to look for them if you’re dedicated enough.

2. Collect

No matter where you want to put the sawdust to use, keeping it in one spot is the most important thing; you’ll thank yourself during the cleaning-up process. It’s after you’ve collected the sawdust that you can choose to either use it somewhere or dispose of it. Many people choose to dispose of the sawdust, but can’t find the proper place or means to do so. This is why waste managers at say that a bin will help you collect your waste in one place, giving you a convenient and organized solution, whether you end up using the contents of the bin or just sending it off to be disposed of. There are many high-tech systems that utilize vacuums to collect sawdust, but you can just brush it off to one spot with a fine-haired broom and it’ll work as well.

3. Alternative Uses

Sawdust is one of the most underrated DIY materials; the more seasoned builders know how to utilize it in other projects. Sawdust makes for an excellent wood filler, which can be used to cover up any dents, scratches, or holes in wood. You can even make mulch out of it and utilize it to make your young plants survive the cold or dry seasons. You just have to get creative, finding multiple fun, engaging and useful ways to get rid of or reuse the sawdust you’ve collected. 

These are some of the most useful and effective tips that you can utilize to get rid of the huge mound of sawdust that your projects have amassed over time. While you might feel like sawdust is an inconvenient waste, there are many great uses of this seemingly useless by-product. So the next time you find yourself surrounded by sawdust, you’ll know exactly what to do with it.