How to Dispose of Bricks

If you have bricks left over from a construction or demolition project, you may be wondering what your options are for getting rid of them. The good news is, there’s nothing environmentally hazardous about bricks, so disposing of them isn’t as difficult as some other construction debris can be. Here are seven ways to dispose of bricks!

Sell Your Bricks

If your bricks are new or in relatively good used condition, you may find an individual or company who will buy them from you. As long as they’re not chipped or broken, bricks are a sought-after commodity and all it takes is connecting with the right person who happens to be looking for some. Rather than sending your bricks to a landfill, why not dispose of them and make a profit at the same time?

At repurposedMATERIALS, we buy and sell reclaimed materials. We may be interested in purchasing your bricks from you, especially if you have larger quantities that are in good condition. Contact us to find out more.

Put Them in Your Trash

If you only have a smaller number bricks to get rid of, many curbside waste disposal services will haul them away for you. Check with your service to see what their requirements or restrictions might be.

Take Them to a Landfill

If you have the ability to haul the bricks yourself, taking them to a local landfill is another option. With a truck or a trailer, you can load them up and bring them there yourself. Landfills will typically charge a fee to take them, but if you can get all your bricks there in one trip, this option may be more affordable than some of the others we’ll discuss.

Donate Them to a Materials Exchange Program

Many cities, towns and municipalities offer materials exchange programs that connect people and organizations looking for various items for their projects. Bricks are often in high-demand in these types of programs.

Rent a Dumpster

If you have a large quantity of bricks to get rid of, consider renting a dumpster. For a flat fee, you can have the dumpster delivered, load the bricks into it and have them hauled away. Also, if you have additional items or debris taking up space, you can get rid of some other unwanted things while you’re at it.

Hire a Junk Hauling Service

Another option for having someone take those bricks away is to hire a local junk hauling business. This could be a cheaper option than a dumpster if you have a smaller number of bricks. But a dumpster may be a better value if you have a lot of bricks to get rid of.

Repurpose Your Bricks

Bricks are versatile and beautiful. There are so many different types of projects they can be used for, both indoors and out. Instead of sending them to a landfill where they’ll just take up space, why not give them a second life and turn them into something new and stunning? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Garden Edging. Bricks can add a beautiful landscaping touch to any garden. Get creative with how you arrange them and create stunning patterns that stand out.
  • Firepits. Bricks are ideal for creating an exterior wall or border for firepits. Just make sure you use fire brick for the interior portion, since regular brick can crack when exposed to high temperatures.
  • Walkways. Bricks make great walkway pavers. Use red clay bricks for an earthy feel, or mix and match colors for a unique look.
  • Brick Grills. If you’re not intimidated by the idea of learning how to lay bricks with mortar, you can create a beautiful backyard grilling oasis.
  • Steps. Lining an inclined path with steps made from bricks can be a great way to keep it from washing away during heavy rain.
  • Tree Rings. Stack bricks around a tree in your yard and raise the elevation to create a great landscaped look. You can even add plants in the newly created space around it.
  • Shelves. With some wood boards supported by stacked bricks, you can bring an industrial or down-to-earth feel in any room with a simply designed shelf.
  • Candle Holders. If you have the type of bricks with two holes in the middle, you can place candles in each hole to create clever and crafty candle holders.

More at repurposedMATERIALS

For other ways to get cash for your unwanted materials, check out repurposedMATERIALS. Depending on what you have, we may be willing to buy them from you. While you’re at it, explore our vast inventory of used and unused surplus materials at repurposedMATERIALS today. You may just find some things that are perfect for your next project at unbeatable prices!

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