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How to Dispose of Brick and Concrete

How to Dispose of Brick and Concrete

Whether you’re giving your home a facelift, you’ve just finished a major landscaping project or you have excess construction waste, you need to know how to dispose of brick and concrete waste. The easiest solution to tackle waste disposal is to hire a skip bin. But, what skip bin should you hire? And what’s the best way to pack it? Read our 4 tips on how to dispose of brick and concrete waste to learn more.

Overview:

  1. Pick the right skip bin
  2. Ensure your heavy waste is clean
  3. Pack your brick and concrete skip bin
  4. Recycle old bricks and concrete

How to dispose of brick and concrete: 4 tips

1. Pick the right skip bin

When it comes to disposing of brick and concrete, you can’t just put it in a general waste skip bin. In South Australia, waste management facilities are very strict, and there are serious fines if you don’t follow the rules and regulations of waste disposal carefully.

This means you’ll need to find a specific brick and concrete skip bin – like the one at Just Skips. When disposing of heavy waste types (such as building materials), you can put the following in our waste bin:

  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Roof tiles
  • Ceramic, concrete and wall tiles
  • Pavers

However, if you have other waste, such as green waste or sand, dirt & soil, then we recommend reading through our waste types page on how to dispose of these waste items.

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2. Make sure the concrete and bricks are “clean”

With heavy waste such as concrete and bricks, there are restrictions on what can go in the skip bins. When packing your skip, you need to make sure it is completely free of:

  • Soil
  • Grass
  • General rubbish

This ensures that what is inside the skip bin is ‘clean’ concrete and brick waste – waste that isn’t mixed in with wood, rubbish and other contaminants. If you have any questions or concerns about this, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the experienced team at Just Skips.

3. Pack your skip carefully

When you’re learning how to dispose of brick and concrete in a skip bin, the most important tip is that you pack the skip correctly. Do not fill the skip further than the top, otherwise there is a risk of bricks or concrete falling out of the bin; which could cause injuries to either you or to those collecting your skip bin. You also need to make sure the waste is kept entirely within the waste bin. Avoid having many bricks or concrete hanging over the edge.

Additionally, make sure you pay particular attention to the weight limits of the skip bin you’ve chosen. With Just Skip’s brick and concrete disposal, you can only fill our 9 cubic metre bin size three quarters of the way up. However, the 4 cubic metre and 6 cubic metre skip bin sizes can be filled up to the top.

4. Reuse or turn them into a DIY project

f you don’t have large amounts of brick and concrete waste, an alternative to throwing it out is reusing it for a DIY project. Here are a few ideas for how to reuse bricks and how to reuse concrete:

  • Build a fire pit
  • Create a unique paved path or driveway
  • Edge your walkways and garden beds
  • Build a plant pot pedestal
  • Make a rustic garden bench

How much does it cost to dispose of brick and concrete?

Skip bin prices for concrete and brick disposal ultimately depend on how much waste you have, and what size skip bin you need.

At Just Skips, we have 4 different sized skip bins, ranging from 3 cubic metres to 9 cubic square metres. Skip hire also starts from just $250*, so get in contact with us today for the best and most cost-effective skip bin hire Adelaide has to offer.

Turn to the experts at Just Skips

And there you have it, our 4 top tips on how to dispose of brick and concrete. If you have any questions about rubbish removal or demolition and construction waste removal, the team at Just Skips are here to answer all of your questions. You can call us on (08) 8255 6677 or via our online form.

Additionally, if you need help with green, general or renovation waste removal, we’re your go-to removal service.

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How to dispose of brick and concrete: FAQ

No, bricks and concrete cannot go in a standard, curb-side red or blue bin. This is not in line with SA rules and regulations when it comes to waste management and can result in a serious fine. If you need brick removal, you can hire a brick and concrete skip bin from a local waste removal company.

To dispose of cement correctly, you need to water-activate the cement first, let it harden and then place it in the skip bin for the rubbish removalists to pick up. That way if there is moisture in the skip bin, the cement will not be able to activate and damage the bin itself.

Yes, bricks can be recycled whether they are broken or in perfect condition. To recycle bricks you need a specific brick disposal skip bin – like the brick and concrete bin at Just Skips.

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