How to Dispose of Concrete

Concrete is heavy and hard to load, making concrete disposal more difficult than regular household waste. 

You can’t leave concrete at the end of the driveway like you would other bulk items, and unless you’re dealing with old pavers, it will be hard to give away. Instead, try one of these methods for disposing of old concrete.

How to Dispose of Concrete

How to Dispose of Concrete

The best way to dispose of concrete depends on the amount, your equipment and physical abilities, and where you live. 

Take it to a Construction and Demolition Recycling Center

Concrete is recyclable. If you have a Construction and Demolition Recycling center near you, disposing of your concrete at a C&D facility is a top choice. The recycling center will crush the concrete, creating aggregate contractors can use in construction and landscaping projects. 

The con is that you’ll need a truck and the workforce to load the concrete. Search for a concrete recycling center near you on the C&D Recycling Association website.

Bring it to the Landfill 

If your concrete is loaded up and ready to go, you can take it to the landfill for a fee. Many locales don’t have C&D recycling centers, making landfills the only option to get rid of concrete that’s not in good enough condition to give away.

Concrete disposal is about $40 per ton at most landfills. Some landfills charge by the cubic yard for less than five cubic yards.

Rent a C&D Dumpster

If you haven’t yet dug up your driveway or sidewalk, rent a construction and demolition dumpster ahead of time. You can fill the dumpster with your old concrete as you’re demolishing it, then the waste company will pick it up for you.

Rent a dumpster with a large enough weight limit to suit your needs.

Hire a Junk Removal Service

Junk removal services will pick up and dispose of all types of household waste, from your old furniture to the broken-up concrete in your driveway. Prices vary depending on the amount of concrete, how big the pieces are, and the equipment needed to load it. 

Most junk removal companies have trucks with 2-ton weight limits. For large amounts of concrete, several trucks may be required. 

List it for Free

If you have old concrete pavers to give away, list them for free on Facebook or Craigslist. If you’re dealing with remnants of an old concrete driveway or sidewalk, you can still attempt to get rid of your concrete by listing it for free. 

Some landscapers or DIYers may want broken-up concrete for projects. While it’s not a guaranteed concrete removal method, it’s worth a shot.

Contact Landscapers

Some landscapers accept old concrete, reusing it for new projects. Try searching for “concrete disposal near me” to see if any businesses in your area have requests on their website. If not, you can call around.

Give Unused Concrete to a Building Materials Supplier

Building materials suppliers may accept your unused bags of concrete mix, pavers, or blocks. They’re unlikely to take used or crushed concrete from your driveway or sidewalk.