New home construction, a building upgrade or any number of landscaping projects can leave you with a pile of bricks to be taken care of. Whatever the situation, when the project is complete, leftover bricks leave you with the question of how to dispose of bricks properly. This comprehensive guide has set out all your alternatives, whether you want to dispose of your bricks for good or recycle them for future use.
Brick Disposal Options
1. Rent a Roll Off Dumpster
This is probably the easiest way to get rid of your bricks. Frontier can have a roll-off dumpster delivered right to your door. This is a great option if you have a lot of bricks, asphalt, concrete, or other construction debris to get rid of. Schedule a convenient delivery time and pick your location for drop-off.
For this option to work smoothly, we first determine the size of the roll-off container you need. Once we have an agreement in the works the dumpster is delivered to your location, and you can fill it up at your leisure. Once the project is finished (or the dumpster is full), we pick it up and dispose of the bricks for you. The cost will vary depending on the size of the dumpster, the number of days you rent it, the distance required to drive and the weight of your load.
- You don’t have to leave your property to dispose of the bricks
- Delivery and pick up are done at your convenience
- You can fill the dumpster at your leisure
- The company will provide an all-inclusive and competitive quote
- Provides a guarantee and scheduled service
- You have to have enough space on your property to accommodate the dumpster
- It is suitable for disposing of larger quantities of bricks
- You have to load the bricks into the dumpster yourself
2. Take them to a landfill yourself
You can dispose of the bricks on your own by taking them to your local landfill. This is probably the cheapest option if you have a large truck to fit all the bricks. However, it is also the most time-consuming and physically demanding. Search for the closest landfill to your location and then make multiple trips to dispose of all the bricks.
Most landfills will charge you by ton or trip, so keep that in mind when estimating the cost. You can also check with your municipality to see if they offer any bulk disposal programs for residents. This could potentially save you some money. However, this option is suitable for those with only a few bricks to dispose of, as opposed to an entire project’s worth.
- You can dispose of the bricks on your own time and pace
- It is a low-cost option for small or infrequent loads
- No need to rent a dumpster or container
- You have to make multiple trips to the landfill or recycling center
- You have to dispose of the bricks yourself
- It is a more physically demanding option
- You need access to a truck
3. Hire a Junk Removal Service
If you want someone else to take care of the entire process for you, then hiring a junk removal service is your best option. These companies specialize in disposing of all types of junk, including bricks. They will come to your location, load up all the bricks into their truck, and haul them away for you. You don’t have to lift a finger or worry about where the bricks will end.
Most companies accept construction waste in small quantities, often up to 2 tons per truckload. You might need to hire multiple trucks or schedule additional pickups if you have more than that. The cost of this option will depend on the company you work with and the number of bricks you need to dispose of. It is generally more expensive than renting a dumpster but is much less work for you.
- You don’t have to do any of the work yourself. The company will take care of everything for you.
- Provide an all-inclusive quote
- Can dispose of large quantities of bricks
- Offers scheduled service
- It is more expensive than renting a dumpster
- You will get the price quote after the company sees how much stuff you have.
- You have to be available when they come to pick up the bricks.
- Not suitable for large quantities of bricks.
Recycling and Repurposing Bricks
You can consider other options if you don’t want to dispose of your bricks. Many people choose to recycle or repurpose them for other projects.
1. Recycling exchange program
You can check your city’s public works website or department to see if they offer a recycling exchange program for bricks. Sometimes, these programs accept used bricks and repurpose them into new projects. When the city completes a new sidewalk or paving project, the old bricks are often crushed and used as aggregate in the new project. (Click here for Dallas brick recycling options)
2. Repurposing for a DIY project
You can repurpose bricks for a new DIY project if you’re handy. You can use old bricks to create a path, border your garden, or build a fire pit. Get creative and see what you can come up with. To find some inspiration, you can search online for “DIY projects with old bricks.” Usually, the projects that require the least amount of work are the best ones to tackle.
3. Sell them
Another option is to sell your old bricks. You can list them for sale online on classified ads websites or brick-specific forums. You may also find potential buyers by posting a sign in your yard or on community bulletin boards. The price you get will depend on the condition of the bricks and how many you have. This is a great way to make some extra money while getting rid of your construction waste.
Comparison of Bricks Disposal Cost
The cost of disposing of your bricks will vary depending on your chosen method and the number of bricks you have. Usually, they are measured and disposed of in cubic yards or tons, with the standard dumpster size being ten cubic yards. Junk removal service charges by the space and weight of the junk, with a full truckload being about 2 tons. Here is a comparison of the estimated cost for each method:
- Renting a roll-off dumpster (20-yard dumpster): $320 – $875
- Taking them to a landfill or recycling center: $20 – $50 per ton (without including the cost of a truck, gas, and your time)
- Hiring a junk removal service: $275 – $600 per truckload (depending on the company and the number of bricks)
There is a significant difference in cost between the three methods. If you have a lot of bricks to dispose of, renting a dumpster will probably be the cheapest option. However, if you only have a few, it might be more affordable and more convenient to take them to a landfill or recycling center yourself. Hiring a junk removal service is the most expensive option.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where can I dump bricks near me?
Contact your local city or county government office to find out where you can dispose of bricks in your area. Type into Google, “dispose of bricks near me“. Many cities have specific locations for dumping bricks, and some even offer recycling programs. You can dump bricks at the most local landfill site, local companies that accept bricks for recycling, or you might even be able to find a local company that sells used bricks.
You should not dump bricks on private property, local parks, or other public areas without getting permission from the appropriate authorities.
How can I get rid of bricks for free?
You can either sell them or give them away for free. You can list them for sale online on classified ads websites or forums. You may also find potential buyers by posting signs in public places such as community bulletin boards or local hardware stores. If you want to get rid of the bricks, consider donating them to local schools, community gardens, or art projects.
Can I mix other bricks with other debris in a roll-off dumpster?
Frontier has policies and guidelines on what you can haul in a roll-off dumpster. In general, you can mix heavy construction materials such as bricks, asphalt, and concrete in the same dumpster. You should not mix these materials with hazardous waste such as chemicals, oil, paint, metal, etc., as they require special disposal methods.
Check with one of our reps before mixing other debris types with your bricks.
Make brick disposal simple
Bricks are a common construction material that can be difficult to dispose of. The best method for disposing of bricks will vary depending on your quantity and budget. However, some general tips on how to dispose of bricks include hiring a roll-off dumpster, taking them to a landfill or recycling center, or hiring a junk removal service.
When choosing how to dispose of bricks, consider the environmental impact. If possible, try to recycle or reuse your bricks instead of sending them to a landfill. Bricks can often be reused in construction projects or donated to local schools or community gardens.