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Old 07-27-2011, 02:51 PM
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We ripped out the ceramic tile and the "concrete" type material that was under it before we have Lowe's install a new floor. We don't know where to dispose of these materials now though. Anyone know how we would get rid of them?
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:46 PM
Location: southwestern PA
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In my area, construction debris goes either to the ReStore (if reusable) or to the transfer station (if not).
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by mamamarie View Post
Anyone know how we would get rid of them?
Grab some in your hand
Take it outside
Dump in trash can.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:13 PM
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I my area such construvction materials are hauled to dump by citizen who shows a water bill and it place in a speciifc place by them.Putting in in garage is illegal. In a nearby town they will pickup marked bags which also they place in correct dump area. Call the solid waste dept that services your town or area to check.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:54 PM
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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You can also bury it in your back yard. Use it as fill in your driveway, or jsut put it in a box in your garage and leave it there when you move or die.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:04 PM
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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Coldjensens has the best idea. In lieu of boxing it up, call the waste management for your area and see if there is not a special way to handle it. If it is not a large amount it may well go into the trash. Let the trash people tell you.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:39 PM
Location: Nebraska
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If you have a school art class (elementary is more likely, HS is possible) - perhaps their teacher would like to teach the kids to use broken ceramic tile to create mosaics. They can be used to create designs on wooden tables, etc. Topped with a thick coat of polyu or even fitted under a sheet of glass, they can become useful works of art.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:29 PM
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You might try Earth911.
They recycle ceramic tile.

Ceramic Tile near 20009 - Recycling Centers - Earth911.com

Enter your zip and see if there is a transfer station near you.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:57 PM
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If Lowe's is installing the ceramic tile by one of their contract contractors, then that contractor should take away the materials for you. It's part of their contract obligation. We just had both Lowe's and Home Depot contractors doing work for us and they hauled away the materials.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:10 PM
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Cleanup should always be the responsibility of the contractor, unless he discounts the price in exchange for having you get rid of the debris yourself.

It makes good fill material, just ask around and sooner or later you'll find someone who will be tickled to have it.

Editing: After re-reading I see that you took it out yourself before the contractor arrived on the jobsite, presumably to save some money. Not a bad move. Forget what I said about the contractor being responsible for cleanup in this case.

Last edited by duster1979; 07-28-2011 at 01:00 PM..
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