We got our 4th dumpsters. We have taken out almost 20 tons. We removed the aluminum, but we recycled that truck load after truch load. We would reuse as much of the material we could spending many hours taking out old nails. We opened up the downstairs to a large open room so we had to put in additional headers. We thought it also best to open up the kitchen with a great pass thru for better light and open floor plan.