Need a Dumpster for Concrete?
Can You Throw Concrete Out in a Dumpster?
Many people call and ask, “how can I dispose of concrete?” well, we have the solution. Waste Solutions 123 can send you a dumpster for concrete! Whether you need to dispose of concrete for your personal property or business, heavy debris such as concrete, dirt, and asphalt can be easily removed with one of our concrete dumpsters. Our fast delivery and disposal schedule keeps you on schedule, but before we drop off a box to you there are a few things you should know. Filling a dumpster with just concrete is called a clean fill, filling our dumpsters with clean concrete is fine, as long at is is just that. Here’s some information to help you get started on ordering your concrete dumpster.
How to Dispose of Concrete with a Dumpster
The process of disposing concrete fairly simple. When you call us at Waste Solutions 123, all you need to do is give a little information to our project managers, specifically letting them know you’ll need a dumpster for specifically concrete. If you have other debris such as asphalt, dirt or brick, let us know so we may better service you. Keep in mind these dumpsters will be either 10 or 20 yard dumpsters, each will have a set weight limit of 10 tons.
Fill it Properly
Be sure to fill it to the marked line, going over the line can cause issues. Because a box full of concrete will be heavier than most, it’s important to fill it to the correct marker, otherwise your driver may not be able to pull the box for you, resulting in dry run fees, over tonnage fees, and you having to take concrete parts out of the dumpster. If you receive a 20 yard dumpster, be sure to only fill it half way, anything more will go over the 10 ton limit.
Mixing Concrete with Other Materials
Concrete can not be mixed with household junk items, because it is taken to a facility that disposes concrete only, we can not take other assorted waste items in a concrete box. However, you may mix concrete and dirt, just be sure to let your rental company know exactly what you’ll be putting in the dumpster. They can better assist you in sending the correct box or boxes once they have all of the necessary information.
Remember when placing your order for a concrete box, be sure you understand the terms and conditions of your rental fully. Ask how many tons are included, how much extra will it be if you go over the provided tonnage, and what fee’s you could get charged for if you do mix concrete and other debris.
What Types of Heavy Debris Can Go in a Concrete Dumpster?
Before placing your order for a concrete dumpster rental, it’s important you understand the different types of heavy debris that can be put in our dumpsters. These types are classified as clean concrete and mixed heavy debris.
Clean concrete is just that, no other materials such as excess metal, trash, roots, household waste, etc are allowed in this load. Clean concrete is recycled and used for multiple purposes like gravel and aggregate in road beds. If concrete has paint on it, it will only be considered clean if the paint is lead free.
Mixed Heavy Debris
Mixed heavy debris is a combination of clean concrete and other heavy materials including, block, brick, and or asphalt. If all of the materials are clean, meaning free of lead based paint, and are not mixed with significant amounts of metals and trash, then disposing of this mixed load shouldn’t be a hassle. Generally, as long as your concrete is clear of any contaminants your rental process should run smoothly. Keep in mind contaminated or dirty concrete can not be disposed of.
Remember when filling your dumpster the maximum weight for a heavy debris load is 10 tons (20,000 pounds), or 10 cubic yards. This is the equivalent of 500 sq. feet at 6 inches thick.
We hope you’ve found this post helpful! Remember when you’re ready to order your dumpster rental for concrete or other heavy debris, call us at Waste Solutions 123!