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How to Dispose Of Concrete in Dallas-Fort Worth

broken concrete for disposal

Are you a homeowner or business owner that has a pile of concrete you need to dispose of? Or maybe you are a general contractor who needs to dispose of old pavement that has been dug up and piled up on your site? If so, you’re in luck! We will give you several options and tips on how to dispose of concrete and asphalt in a way that’s easy, safe and keeps money in your wallet.

During construction and demolition projects, a lot of waste is generated in the form of concrete and asphalt. If not managed properly, this waste can quickly pile up, and become a nuisance and a hazard to workers and employees.

Fortunately, there are several options for how to dispose of concrete and asphalt responsibly. Here are some tips on how to do it:

#1. Order a roll-off dumpster for concrete and asphalt

Dumpsters are ideal for construction projects where concrete removal is required. You can simply rent a dumpster and have it delivered to your job site. Roll-off construction dumpsters in Dallas can handle large volumes of material, making disposal quick, easy, and efficient. Temporary dumpster rentals provide you with the flexibility to keep your container for however long you need to finish the project.

Before ordering, you should speak to one of our reps to discuss what size of dumpster would be best for your needs. Due to the city weight limit restrictions and the fact that concrete and asphalt are so heavy, it takes a bit of planning. You’ll need to know how far you can fill up your Fort Worth dumpster as well as arrange a timely pick-up if there will be multiple loads from your construction site. 

Schedule delivery for a time that is convenient and you can start loading it up with your waste at your own pace.

Once you’re finished, call Frontier to have the roll-off container picked up and taken away. We’ll either transport it to a recycling center or landfill. 

PROS:

  • You can work at your own speed thanks to flexible renting terms.
  • A reasonable flat rate is offered before the arrival of the roll-off dumpster
  • You don’t need to be at home for the dumpster to be delivered or picked up
  • Can hold a lot of waste

CONS:

  • There are weight restrictions and fines if you go over the limit
  • It can be difficult to find a place to put the dumpster on your property when you have limited space
  • You will have to load the materials yourself.
how to dispose of concrete in dallas-ft. worth
Demolition dumpsters are more expensive than concrete dumpsters

#2. Hire a company with an environmental permit

Some companies have issued environmental permits to collect and recycle construction waste, including concrete and asphalt. If you hire such a company, they will come to your job site, assess and determine the price for the waste removal.

After that, they will provide you with a quote and if you agree to the price, they will load up the waste and take it away. Before scheduling the service, you must confirm that they will accept your type and amount of waste. These companies usually have a smaller ecological footprint than general waste removal companies, as they recycle most of the waste they collect.

This is a great option if you want to make sure that your concrete and asphalt waste is disposed of in an eco-friendly manner. It is also a good option if you don’t have the time or resources to do it yourself.

PROS:

  • The company will do all the work for you
  • Your waste will be disposed of in an eco-friendly manner
  • You don’t have to worry about loading or transporting the waste

CONS:

  • Price is subject to increase upon the company’s assessment of the volume and type of waste.
  • More expensive than renting a roll-off container
  • You have to schedule the service in advance
  • You have to make sure that the company accepts your type and amount of waste

#3. Get rid of the waste material yourself

Depending on how much waste you have, and whether or not you have access to a truck, you can get rid of the waste material yourself. You can take it to a local landfill or dump site that accepts concrete and asphalt. You can search online to find a nearby dump or transfer station that accepts brick and is accessible to the public.

unloading at the dump in a pick up truck

Before going this route, make sure to call the facility in advance to inquire about their tipping fees. Tipping fees are usually based on the weight or volume of the waste.

This option is best if you only have a small amount of waste, and if you have access to a truck. It is also a good option if you want to save money on disposal fees.

PROS:

  • A low-cost dumping choice for modest loads
  • You can take your time getting rid of the waste
  • You can work at your own pace

CONS:

  • Truck rental or ownership is required
  • May be time-consuming
  • You have to find a facility that accepts your waste
  • You have to pay tipping fees
  • You waste time driving back and forth

#4. Search Craigslist or Freecycle

Many people and companies are looking for broken concrete and asphalt to use for various projects. They may use it for fill, to create a driveway or parking lot, or for other purposes.

If you have concrete or asphalt waste that you need to get rid of, you can check Craigslist or Freecycle to see if there is anyone in your area who is looking for it. If you find someone who is interested, you can arrange a time and place to meet so they can take it off your hands.

Here’s a map of Freecycle communities you can join in the DFW area.

freecycle communities in the DFW metroplex
Click here to check out Freecycle communities in DFW

This option is best if you have a small amount of waste, and if you don’t mind giving it away for free.

PROS:

  • You can get rid of your waste for free
  • The waste is being recycled rather than dumped
  • You can help someone out who is looking for this type of material

CONS:

  • You have to find someone who is looking for a particular type of waste you have.
  • You have to make arrangements to meet up with the person
  • It is not a guaranteed disposal option

#5. Erect a ‘Free’ sign

If you have some extra concrete or asphalt waste, and you don’t mind giving it away for free, you can put a sign out that says “Free Concrete/Asphalt.” You can put the sign out next to the pile of waste, or on a busy street near your house or business.

This option will relieve you of the trouble of having to search for someone who wants your particular type of waste. It is also best if you only have a small amount of waste, and when you don’t mind giving it away for free.

free sign and arrow pointing to what should be a pile of concrete

PROS:

  • You can get rid of your waste for free
  • You don’t have to search for someone who wants your particular type of waste
  • If it works you don’t have to move it yourself

CONS:

  • You may attract unwanted attention to your property
  • People might make a mess on your property
  • They might not take it all
  • It is not a guaranteed disposal option

Other recycling options…

Sometimes a little creative thinking can go a long way. Thinking outside the box can save you time money and the environment. Here are a few recycling options that you might find appealing.

Incorporate the concrete around your yard

If you’re concrete isn’t completely trashy looking, you could incorporate it into the landscaping around the front or backyard. Concrete blocks make a great “wall” of sorts around a garden. It can keep the garden beds full of soil and if you have good clean blocks it will look great too!

Take it to Big City Crushed Concrete in Dallas-Ft. Worth

There are 9 locations in the DFW area for Big City Crushed Concrete. This company accepts clean concrete rubble FREE of charge! Click on the link below to see the addresses for all 9 locations.

map of big city concrete locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex
Click here to to see Big City Concrete locations

Build yourself a bookshelf from the ’70s

If you never lived in the ’70s you can get a little taste of what it was like by building yourself a concrete bookshelf! If you’re married it won’t last long unless you keep it in the garage…!

concrete block bookshelf

Final thoughts

Disposing of concrete and asphalt waste is a necessary step, but it can be costly. You have to weigh the cost for each option of how to dispose of concrete, then come up with the best option that suits your needs. The cost of getting rid of the concrete and asphalt may vary depending on your volume, type, and disposal schedule.

No matter what option you choose, follow all the guidelines and regulations of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. By doing this, you are protecting yourself, your family, and the environment. Contact Frontier Waste Solutions if you’re still wondering how to dispose of concrete on your property.

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