You can hire a skip bin (metal container) or a skip bag (plastic bag) to have garbage from your home improvement project ferried away. Either receptacle has its own benefits so you should consider them before you decide on which one you rent. This article discusses the environmental benefits of hiring a skip bin:
The Skip is Made from Easily Recyclable Materials
Skip bins are made from metals like steel. These metals can be recycled when the bin reaches the end of its useful life so less energy will be used to mine raw materials to make new skip bins.