What Is The Best Way To Handle Your Old Landscape Rocks?

Posted on: 14 September 2018

You have a new load of landscaping rock on the way, but you still have loads of old landscaping rock you have yet to find a place for, so what do you do? Peat rock, creek gravel, lava rock—there are so many different types of landscape rock out there, and most of them can find a repurposed place to go once they have served their purpose on your property. Therefore, sending the old rocks off to the landfill is not the most environmentally friendly way to handle them. Take a look at a few things you can do with old landscaping rock to get it out of the way before your new rock is delivered from a company like Portland Sand & Gravel Co Inc

Post the landscape rock for free on a local, classifieds site. 

Just because you don't have a place for the rock anymore on your property, it does not mean that it is no longer of value to someone. People change up their landscaping all the time, and some of them will be looking for ways to get the material needed for a lesser price. In a lot of cases, you can post that you have free landscape rock if someone is willing to come and get it, and an interested party will show up to nab it fairly quickly. 

Call up a few construction companies and offer them the rock. 

Gravel and rock are always in high demand on construction sites. The rock may be used as filler material under a block foundation, integrated into concrete mixes for aesthetic appeal, or even crunched up and used in asphalt paving processes. If you have a few local construction companies around, give them a call and see if they will take the used rock off of your hands. In some cases, they will even come to your property with their equipment to pick it up. 

Look for a landscaping material recycling company in your area. 

The majority of landscaping materials can be recycled, right down to the mulch you spread around flowers and shrubs and yes, even the gravel and rock you use as filler. Most aggregate can be recycled or repurposed in some way or fashion. The recycling companies that specialize in landscaping materials almost always accept the various forms of rock. You may have to separate the rock if it is mingled in with mulch or other types of rock, but seeing the material hauled away to a useful new life is satisfying.