So, what do you do with your old concrete rubble? First, let's cover the most basic question. Can you just toss a pile of old concrete bricks, rocks, or rubble into your trash can for pickup? Seems like a fast fix, but the answer is no (well...you can, but you probably don't want to get caught by the trash company). So, what can you do with your old concrete landscaping, steps, driveway, or construction debris?
We'll be giving multiple tips you can use, but we also have our top recommendation! It's a pretty obvious solution, coming from aggregate recycling experts. Take your used concrete debris to a local recycling yard/center (like ours) at Colorado Aggregate Recycling! Do you live around the Denver or Boulder areas? Then we have a conveniently located site in Golden! First, check out our dumping guidelines for incoming material HERE.
While recycling is the most environmentally friendly solution for your used concrete debris, as the material will not deteriorate on its own (causing space issues for landfills), we do have a whole list of options.
Used Concrete Disposal Options:
- Take it to a recycling yard/center - As noted before, if you have a recycling yard/center near you, then this is the best option for the environment. Not to mention, if you have clean concrete (free of metals and asphalt), then you can dispose of your used concrete for FREE at some sites, like Colorado Aggregate Recycling's yard in Golden, CO.
- List it on Craigslist or Letgo - You likely won't be able to sell your used concrete, but you might be able to give it away. Post your used materials on sites like Craigslist or Letgo. Keep in mind, unless you're able to deliver the material, you may have trouble finding someone with a truck to transport the material. Still, it could be worth a shot!
- Pay For it With 1-800-Got-Junk - If you don't care about the expense, and just want your used concrete rubble hauled away, try giving 1-800-Got-Junk a call. They typically haul away home furniture, appliances, clothes, and toys, but it could be worth a call to see if they provide this service in your area.
- Take it to a Landfill - Have a large truckload of concrete rubble to dispose of? If you don't have a recycling center that specializes in recycling aggregates near you, then call your local landfill. You'll need to make sure they accept construction and demolition materials (aka C&D). It will likely be more money than you want to spend, but it's an option.
- Reuse Your Used Concrete With Onsite Crushing Services - Do you have a large amount of used concrete that you'd like to reuse for a new project? How about a company that comes to you and crushes your used concrete rubble/waste? Yes, there are companies that do onsite crushing, but you typically have to have a large amount of material. This is a great option for construction sites! Companies like our partners, Portable Crushing Services, will travel all across the state of Colorado (and even into Wyoming). Portable Crushing Services will mobilize and set up its equipment at your work site. By design, their equipment is fully self-contained and does not require any special infrastructure or external power sources. Their team turns waste concrete into clean, high quality recycled aggregate material, without leaving your work site. PCS produces a variety of grades and types of recycled concrete to meet your project's needs and specifications. Visit PCS Online HERE.
Dispose of Your Old Concrete With Colorado Aggregate Recycling
We hope the above options are helpful! We also hope you'll consider the environment, if you have a recycling yard/center in your area. Again, because concrete rubble will never deteriorate in landfills, it creates a whole host of issues, including lack of space. So, do you live in Colorado? Are you located in the Denver or Boulder areas? Consider Colorado Aggregate Recycling for your disposal needs! First, see our guidelines below for incoming materials. Need more info on what we do? Visit us Online by clicking HERE.
Colorado Aggregate Recycling does not purchase any concrete or asphalt material. We accept loads for dumping that contain the following materials:
- Asphalt rubble. Clean loads must be free of concrete with < 10% road base.
- Concrete rubble with or without steel, wire mesh, or rebar. Clean loads must be free of asphalt and metals with < 10% roadbase.
- Cinder Block (CMU), Concrete Roofing Tiles, and Brick with or without nails or metal.
- Concrete Washout & Virgin Rock.
LOAD INSPECTION PRIOR TO DUMPING
All loads are subject to inspection prior to dumping. Any load dumped without authorization and/or an inspection, will be charged a non- inspection dump fee of $100.
We reserve the right to refuse any load, for any reason, in our sole and absolute discretion. We consider any load containing plastic, trash, wood, sod, excessive dirt, asphalt shingles, insulated wire, drywall, insulation, fabric, medical waste, or other foreign or hazardous materials to be contaminated. Contaminated loads are not acceptable for dumping and will be rejected. Customers are responsible for the cost of remediation and disposal of any contaminants buried in their dumped loads not identified during inspection.
CLEAN MEANS CLEAN
Clean means only concrete or asphalt, not mixed together in the same load. The load must be without contamination, wire mesh, rebar, metal, steel, brick, or excessive roadbase. Excessive roadbase is considered to be > 10% of the load.
Dumping of hazardous or illegal waste is strictly prohibited. Any Customer caught dumping hazardous or illegal waste will be held liable for all costs associated with remediation, disposal, penalties, fines, attorney fees, and any other related expenses
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