Our Complete Guide to Concrete and Asphalt Disposal
Not sure how to handle the leftover concrete or asphalt from projects like removing a driveway? You've likely realized it's not as straightforward as just putting them out on the curb. This guide outlines various options for disposing of and recycling concrete, asphalt, and other construction materials. Additionally, we provide pricing information to assist you in choosing the most suitable removal solution for your project.
What are Your Disposal Options?
Rent a Roll-Off Dumpster
Here's a fast and budget-friendly method for getting rid of concrete, asphalt, and other bulky construction waste, like bricks. Roll-off dumpsters are capable of accommodating anywhere from 3 to 12 pickup truckloads of materials, offering an efficient disposal solution for projects of any size. You can arrange for delivery at your convenience and retain the dumpster rental for a weekend or more to work at your speed. Load the container as you tidy up, and schedule the pickup once you've finished to swiftly dispose of the concrete and asphalt.
Benefits of renting a roll-off dumpster
- Low Upfront Costs
- Guaranteed removal of your concrete and asphalt
- Must load your debris but ideal for large amounts
- Keeps your project on schedule
- Be aware of size and weight limits
- It's not necessary to be home for delivery or pickup
Considerations when renting a Roll-Off Dumpster for Concrete:
When opting for this disposal solution, you'll enjoy several benefits. Firstly, there's no requirement for you to be at home during the delivery or pickup process. This service is particularly advantageous when dealing with substantial amounts of debris, providing an efficient and convenient option for large-scale projects. You'll appreciate the transparency of a low, upfront rate that is provided before your rental arrives, allowing for better budgeting. With this approach, you take charge of loading your materials, ensuring a hands-on experience. Additionally, the service guarantees a scheduled and reliable disposal of your concrete and asphalt waste. Keep in mind that the available dumpster sizes and weight limits may vary based on your location, so it's essential to consider these factors when making your decision.
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List Your Concrete on a Local Classified Website
If you don’t want to do the heavy lifting, post your concrete needs on a classified advertisement website first. Whether you post it already broken down or before you take any steps to dispose of the concrete, these sites are a good way to gauge interest with little time or money invested.
- Measure your concrete area.
- Wash your concrete to remove any oils or residue.
- Take a picture of your concrete.
- Post on a classified advertisement website offering free concrete.
- Wait for a response and the next steps.
This method of getting rid of concrete isn’t going to be the fastest or most efficient, but it may result in you having to do little to no work yourself. In some cases, someone may want you to break it down yourself before they offer to pick it up. In others, they may do all the work for you.
Little or no work required
Eco-friendly solution vs. taking to a landfill
May take some time to find a taker
This may result in having to find another solution
Completely Hands-off solution
May also include a site cleanup
May take some time
Most expensive option
Hire a Junk Removal Company
If other methods prove unsuccessful or you prefer a hassle-free solution, consider hiring a hauling company. Although the cost of a junk removal service may be higher, it typically demands the least effort on your part. Most concrete hauling companies handle both demolition and removal, making your only task scheduling the appointment.
- Reach out to several companies to obtain quotes.
- Evaluate the quotes, taking into account the price, estimated turnaround time, and additional benefits such as post-project cleanup.
- Book your concrete removal service.
- Before the appointment, clean your concrete to eliminate any oils or residue.
- Enjoy a stress-free experience as the professionals take care of the job.
Take the Concrete to a Landfill
If you own a truck or trailer (and have a relatively small amount of concrete), you have the option to transport it to a landfill on your own. However, considering the weight of concrete, even in smaller pieces, this might not be the most efficient solution for larger projects unless you're prepared for multiple trips.
Keep in mind that landfills typically charge by the ton, so disposing of a significant amount of concrete can become expensive.
- Break down your concrete into the smallest possible pieces.
- Load your truck or trailer with the concrete waste.
- Drive to the nearest landfill that accepts concrete waste.
- Follow the instructions for dumping and pay for the disposal of your materials.
Good for small projects
Pay by the ton
Requires a heavy truck
Not ideal for large slabs
Donate to someone who will use it
Usually fee of charge
Must have a truck and equipment
Contact a local landscaping or concrete company
Consider reaching out to a concrete supplier or a local landscaping company interested in utilizing your concrete waste for projects such as constructing retaining walls or elevating garden beds. While the responsibility of breaking down and delivering the concrete to their facility rests on you, there's no need to worry about incurring dumping or dumpster rental fees, unlike alternative disposal methods.
Here's a step-by-step guide:
- Locate a concrete supplier or landscaping company willing to accept your broken-down concrete.
- Cleanse your concrete thoroughly to eliminate any oils or residue.
- Break down the concrete into the smallest possible pieces.
- Load your truck or trailer with the concrete waste.
- Drive to the chosen supplier's facility that accepts concrete waste.
- Dispose of your concrete waste following their specific instructions.
We allow clean concrete, asphalt, and brick in our concrete dumpster rentals. Due to the weight of the material we typically send out a 10 yard lowboy dumpster for concrete with a maximum weight of 10 tons. If the dumpster is contaminated the inert landfill will reject the load and we will be forced to take it to the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill and the load will be billed on a per ton basis. Be very careful to only put “Clean Concrete” in our dumpsters. Typically concrete rentals are priced with a flat rate of up to 10 tons. This will include delivery, pickup, and any local taxes or relevant fees. Be very careful not to contaiminate the load or we will be forced to take it to the MSW landfill and there will be additional charges based on the weight of the bin.
Concrete and Asphalt Dumpster Rental FAQs
We allow clean concrete, asphalt, and brick in our concrete dumpster rentals.
Due to the weight of the material we typically send out a 10 yard lowboy dumpster for concrete with a maximum weight of 10 tons.
If the dumpster is contaminated the inert landfill will reject the load and we will be forced to take it to the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill and the load will be billed on a per ton basis. Be very careful to only put “Clean Concrete” in our dumpsters.
Typically concrete rentals are priced with a flat rate of up to 10 tons. This will include delivery, pickup, and any local taxes or relevant fees. Be very careful not to contaiminate the load or we will be forced to take it to the MSW landfill and there will be additional charges based on the weight of the bin.
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