After finishing the renovation of a house or any other structure, it’s customary to clean up the place and remove the destroyed materials. One of those is concrete. As you might have realized, concrete is not easy to dispose of compared to other materials. According to the American Concrete Pavement Association, concrete can be recycled, but you may not be ready to go through that hassle. So, what are the other solutions? Here are some tips on the different ways to properly dispose of concrete.
1. Rent a Roll Off Dumpster
If you have some extra cash, renting a roll-off dumpster is one of the easiest ways to dispose of concrete. You can use a roll-off dumpster to dispose of other waste materials too from the construction site. It works for brick waste, concrete, and other construction waste. When renting a roll-off dumpster, know the size of the garbage you need to dispose of. It will help when ordering a roll-off dumpster from a waste management company because prices vary with size.
Once you’ve filled up the waste, call the company, and they will take the debris away. The only caveat with renting a roll-off dumpster is that you will have to load the concrete. If you’re not willing to go through this hassle, the next method might suit you.
2. Hire a Junk Removal Company
The second way of disposing concrete is by hiring a junk removal company, which will help load the concrete plus other construction debris for you and take it away for disposal. Since they’re doing the heavy lifting, prices might be expensive compared to hiring your roll-off dumpster. Junk removal companies provide personal and commercial waste removal services; so, regardless of the concrete size, you can always dispose of it without a struggle.
3. Advertise It for Free or For Sale
This method is one of the convenient ones since it doesn’t need you to dip into your pockets. Go on Craigslist’s, advertise the concrete debris for free, or at a small price. You can also check the “Wanted” section and see who needs concrete waste. You might not believe how many people want to recycle concrete and use it for their projects.
4. Leave the Concrete at your Curbside
In addition to online advertising, you can also leave the concrete at your curbside with a “For Free” poster. Different people walk the streets every day, scouting for what is being offered for free in the neighborhood. This has a high chance of success if you are located near the main road because of traffic. Concrete disposal using this method is cheap; you don’t need to spend a dime. Just place the concrete waste at the curb, and you’ll later discover it’s nowhere to be found.
5. Give It to a Local Building Material Supplies Retailer
Many building material supply companies will thankfully take your concrete waste at no cost. Go to your local shopping center, find the building material supply companies, and ask if they can take it. However, keep in mind that these companies might need you to transport concrete waste to their location. Besides local building supplies companies, you can also donate the waste to landscaping companies.
6. Dump the Concrete Yourself
If you own a pick-up truck and you have the time and energy, you can dump the concrete waste. Load the concrete waste on your truck, then transport it to the nearest landfill or transfer station. You may need to make several trips before you finish the job, and you’ll have to cater to the fuel.