Did you know that concrete waste is expected to make up 31.5% of the construction and demolition waste market between 2021 and 2026? This projected growth is caused by an increase in recycled concrete use in demolition, remodeling, and building projects worldwide. But how exactly does one dispose of concrete— let alone so it can be recycled?
In this quick guide, we’ll teach you where and how to dispose of concrete chunks properly. That way you lower your carbon footprint and get the waste out of your space painlessly.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know.
1. Rent a Dumpster
One of the most common ways to throw away concrete is to chuck it in a dumpster. By renting a dumpster, you’re able to get rid of all of your waste in one convenient location on the job site.
They come in many different weight capacities and cater to any project size. You can also throw away asphalt, concrete, brick, trash, and general debris into it then have the rental company sort and dispose of the waste for you.
Note that because you’ll have to load it yourself, it’s best to avoid this method if you’re trying to follow a strict schedule. To help you with the basics, click here to visit a dumpster rental company and connect directly for guidance on what is and is not allowed to be thrown in a dumpster.
2. Hire a Junk Removal Company
Another option is to hire a junk removal company to do the work for you. These services are ideal for large-scale construction projects that produce lots of waste. They’re also a great option for those without access to a truck or who won’t have enough time to deal with it themselves.
When shopping around, check to see where the company will dump the concrete. Some may take it to a landfill where it may or may not be recycled. So, if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, this may not be the best choice.
3. Use a Construction and Demolition Recycling Facility
The best option is to take the waste to a C & D (construction and demolition) recycling facility. This is the most direct option for ensuring your waste is efficiently recycled. Plus, many of these facilities offer concrete removal services to make it easier to dispose of used concrete.
Make sure to find out if the center you choose has any requirements prior to dumping. Some require the waste to be fully sorted by material type without any trash, wire, plants…etc. This makes it so that they are able to process the waste faster.
Facilities like these should be able to accept roll-offs, dump trucks, and trailers; making them a great option for any sized load!
How to Dispose of Concrete Chunks
Now you know the hard facts on how to dispose of concrete chunks. With the rise of recycled concrete in the industry, it’s important you throw away your construction and demolition waste effectively.
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