Proper Disposal of Concrete: Recycling or Dumping?
Cumbersome and heavy, concrete isn’t easy to dispose of. With recycling and dumping as your options, you may be wondering which is best for you. Dumping is more popular, but it takes up substantial space in landfills, thanks to its bulky nature. On top of that, if the pH level is too high, it’s considered corrosive, so some landfills may not take it. If the landfill agrees to take it, there are also dumping fees you’ll need to pay. By comparison, recycling is a much more environmentally friendly option, on top of potentially being more cost-effective. Recycling and dumping are both viable options for a construction business, though, so choose what makes the most sense for your company. Just be sure to follow the proper handling and disposing procedures based on where you intend for your concrete waste to end up.