Avoiding Landfill: Responsible Methods for Concrete Disposal

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Concrete is a common construction material that can be difficult to dispose of. However, there are responsible methods to avoid landfilling concrete:

  • Reuse: If the concrete is still in good condition, consider reusing it in other construction projects. Broken concrete can be used as a base for driveways or pathways. Contact local construction companies or contractors to inquire about reusing options.
  • Recycling: Concrete can be recycled into new construction materials, reducing the need for new resources. Look for local recycling centers or facilities that accept concrete. They will crush the concrete into smaller pieces and use it as a base material for roads or other construction projects.

Concrete is not considered hazardous, but it can be heavy and may require professional assistance for transportation and recycling. Be sure to check local regulations and guidelines for concrete disposal and recycling.