Bricks

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Bricks = C&D Waste

Bricks are considered construction and demolition (C&D) waste. For complete information about disposal of the full range of construction materials, visit the Construction & Demolition page.

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Don't Throw Away Bricks

Bricks are a common, in-demand building material and can easily be repurposed. Other construction debris must also be disposed of properly; otherwise, heavy metals can leach into the soil, contaminating the environment.

Plan Before Demolition

Bricks are more likely to be repurposed if they are structurally sound. Recover more high-quality bricks by sorting them during the demolition instead of afterwards. For smaller demolition projects, you can separate bricks from waste and neatly stack them.

Ways to Reduce

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Sell to Habitat for Humanity

Reuse or give away bricks whenever possible. If you don’t have another project planned, try selling them to a salvage company, or anywhere that sells used building materials, such as the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.