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Can Concrete Be Recycled?

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As one of the most common materials used in construction, concrete is all around us. Whether it is the roads we drive on or the buildings we visit, concrete paves the way for our daily lives. But when it’s time for new construction and upgrades to take place, and this concrete is removed, what happens to it? Can concrete be recycled, or is it simply thrown into the trash? Not only can concrete be recycled, but there are a variety of ways to ensure this reliable material lives on.

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How Can You Recycle Concrete?

Visit a Recycling Facility

The most common way for builders and DIYers to donate concrete is to visit a recycling facility, which happily takes the excess material off your hands. By donating concrete to a recycling facility, you help keep the material in use for as long as possible, which helps the economy by retaining resources. This excess concrete is typically used for recycled aggregates and road bases, so you will be supporting your local infrastructure. Recycling concrete also results in savings on the water and energy that would be used to make new concrete.

Donate to a Local Landscaper or Builder

Those who work in construction or landscaping are always using concrete, whether it is in the construction of structures or the paving of paths. Not only can you recycle concrete to one of these professionals, but they may even be grateful enough for your donation that they offer a discount on their services. Even if you do not receive a benefit from the transaction, it is always nice to help your fellow humans while being able to get the excess concrete off your hands.

Repurpose it Around Your Home

Are you a keen DIYer, or do you have a project around your home you have been putting off for months? If you have been sitting around wondering “can concrete be recycled”, instead consider how you can repurpose the concrete to upgrade your home and yard. Excess concrete is perfect for paving paths in your backyard, such as from your back door to your pool or shed. It is also great for creating flooring for your outdoor area, with patios and terraces working well with concrete flooring. If you are an avid gardener or are looking to create mulch areas in your backyard, recycled concrete aggregate is a great way to decorate and protect the space.

Create Proper Drainage

When rain falls, the excess water it leaves needs to go somewhere otherwise it risks causing harm to properties and their owners. With the power of landscaping, you can create trenches and drains that guide the rainwater away from your home and into designated areas. Open drains aren’t exactly safe, however, which is why those asking “can you recycle concrete” should be using leftover concrete aggregate to cover their drains. This blocks the exposed area while still allowing water to run through at a steady rate.

Trust the Experts Today!

At Gumdale Demolition, we offer a range of demolition services to suit all your needs. Once demolition has taken place, we handle the disposing of concrete slabs to remove the intrusive materials from your property. We do so in a safe and environmentally conscious manner, ensuring all concrete is properly recycled for maximum sustainability. Give us a call on (07) 3809 4108 or get a free quote online to discuss how we may assist you.

Trusted by Leading Companies in Queensland

There’s a reason we continue to grow. Beyond our experience, Gumdale Demolition (QLD) Pty Ltd takes pride in going above and beyond to meet the needs of our customers.

  • Your approach to safety, both in the planning and execution stages were exceptional. You provided all the necessary risk assessments, plant certificates, inspections, procedures, etc in advance, and then you actually followed them and undertook the work in a very measured and safe manner. Your ability to demolish, sort, remove and clean up such a large site in such a short time is remarkable. I look forward to the day we work together again!

    David Bax – Thiess Services
  • Gumdale were professional in their approach to the task at hand, aware of the environment with which they were working, including both the physical location and community expectations, and they brought the project in under budget!

    Rod Melloy – DTMR, Queensland Government
  • Gumdale's well trained and experienced staff are a credit to the company. That, coupled with a very reasonable fee, ensures that we are very comfortable in recommending Gumdale Demolition (QLD) Pty Ltd!

    Tony Barr – JFP Urban Consultants

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