Bricks are universally used construction material and after every construction project, there are tons of leftover bricks unaware of their fate.
Bricks do not biodegrade in nature so a proper plan has to be formulated for the disposal of leftover bricks. They are made of clay and hence are non-toxic in nature.
Bricks are eco-friendly construction materials and pose no threat to the environment but an adequate disposal plan is required to clean up the construction site, to avoid disturbance, and minor accidents.
Whether it is simple disposal at the landfill site or recycling, every disposal method is sustainable and lets you dispose of bricks hassle-free.
For Larger Loads Of Leftover Bricks
Your disposal needs are correlated with the number of leftover bricks. If the quantity is huge, your disposal most likely requires accommodation, loading, and transportation.
Not only the disposal needs, but the expense of disposal is also equally important. The expenses of brick disposal largely depend on the weight of the bricks, the time required for traveling, and the landfill fee.
Keeping larger loads in consideration following options can be availed to dispose of bricks efficiently.
Disposal At Landfill Site
If your leftover brick load is large but still manageable, landfill disposal is the most suitable option for you. This option allows you to load bricks in the trunk and dispose of them at your regional landfill site.
The landfill site authority will charge a disposal fee from you and your leftover bricks will be disposed of without a hassle.
However, this disposal method is physically demanding because it involves self-loading. Furthermore, you have to invest your time in traveling to a nearby landfill site.
Disposal With Hired Professional
For individuals who lack time and or do not have the energy for physical activity. A safe and convenient option is to hire a junk removal company.
These professionals pick up your construction waste, i.e., bricks, load up their truck and take your waste away.
The disposal cost includes per-ton disposal charges, the service fee of the company you have contacted, plus travel charges in case they are located distantly.
This option is pretty time and energy-saving but quite costly when it comes to self-disposal at the landfill site.
Plus, this disposal method is not suitable for larger brick loads as it will cost you a lot more than your construction project.
Disposal Via Dumpster
For larger loads, a roll-on dumpster can be rented to dispose of bricks easily. Disposal companies have huge dumpsters that are available for rent.
Once the company has dropped off the dumpster in your vicinity, it is your job to fill it up with the leftover bricks.
The cost of this disposal method includes the daily rent of the dumpster, travel distance, weight, and disposal fee.
This method demands physical activity and a large property area to accommodate the dumpster.
It is crucial to request a dumpster that fulfils your requirements.
Once the dumpster is fully loaded, the company will pick it up and take it off the disposal site.
Nonetheless, this disposal method is only suitable for larger and infrequent loads.
For Smaller Loads Of Leftover Bricks
When a load of leftover bricks is easier to accommodate and does not cause a disturbance, there are eco-friendly ways to dispose of them.
Sustainable disposal options include recycling, upcycling, and selling brick scraps. You can either find buyers on the internet or create a beautiful DIY from your leftover bricks.
Smaller loads of bricks are easier to dispose of in terms of expenses.
Recycling Of Bricks
Bricks are made of clay which is a natural resource and they are recyclable. However, they cannot be recycled at the curbside.
Several online websites offer recycling programs that include construction waste like bricks and gravel.
You can either deliver your brick residue to their facility or call them for a pick-up at your location.
These recycled bricks are then processed to be used in public parks, community centers or pavements.
Recycled bricks are sometimes donated to schools as well.
Upcycling Old Bricks
Upcycling involves reuse.
This option sits well with creative minds. There are so many creative ways to reuse old bricks and give your home, garden or farmhouse a new look.
You can use bricks to make brick garden paths, decorate the corner with a waterfall or simply use old bricks as planters.
Most importantly, opt for brick crafts that call for less energy, time and of course money. If your creative idea isn’t environmentally friendly, it is your foremost duty to opt for the one that is.
Selling Leftover Bricks
If you are not satisfied with any of the disposal options, you can simply sell your bricks.
With the help of online platforms and social media, you can create an ad or a simple post and sell your old bricks.
You can also post a banner on your house to have offline customers. This no doubt is a great way to get rid of your leftover bricks while making money out of it.
However, the price of the old bricks will depend on the condition of the bricks and quantity.
Construction is an ongoing process and so is the existence of construction waste. Disposing of bricks have become easier and there are various modes of disposal according to one’s requirement.
Commonly used methods include dumping at a landfill site or asking a junk clean up company for its services. However, dumping at landfill sites only causes the overfilling of landfill sites since bricks don’t bio-degrade.
It is always recommended to look for an option that is environmentally friendly and sustainably sane. In this scenario, recycling old and leftover bricks is the most convenient method.
For an art lover, upcycling is the best-suited method of disposal. Upcycled old bricks can also be sold as eco-friendly crafts.
Along with all these methods, selling old bricks can also be considered when disposing of bricks.
It is the need of an hour to choose options that are sustainable and ensure maximum eco-friendliness.