After remodeling a house or building, you might have leftover building supplies, including used cinder blocks. Or, perhaps you found the blocks in an out building that you're finally cleaning out. Whatever the circumstance, If the cinder blocks are in good condition, they might still be usable for someone else. Fortunately, whether they are usable or not, several disposal options are available.
Dispose of your used cinder blocks at your local landfill, but call or visit its website for more details first. You might need a sticker or pass to use the landfill. Also, expect to pay a fee based on the weight of what you are disposing. Because cinder blocks are heavy, you might want to consider another option.
Call a local mission or charity that builds or improves homes. Habitat for Humanity, for example, might be glad to accept a donation of used cinder blocks, provided they are not damaged.
Post online on websites such as Freecycle, the Pennysaver or Craigslist that you have used cinder blocks to give away. Be sure to note the town you live in, whether you will deliver the blocks or they're for pick-up only, how many you have and the blocks condition.
Take your cinder blocks to a recycling center or business that accepts concrete. To locate one, visit earth911.com, type in "concrete" and your zip code in the search boxes and click "Search." Call the center or business before hauling your cinder blocks there to verify it will accept them and if it charges for the service.
Contact a junk hauling business, many of which are listed in the phone book. For a fee, they likely will pick up concrete cinder blocks regardless of condition.
Melissa Lewis is a former elementary classroom teacher and media specialist. She has also written for various online publications. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.