Step 5: Break Up Waste Prior to Disposal

Mark Powers chops excess asphalt into small chunks for easy removal
Photo: Kolin Smith
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To make the asphalt easier to get rid of, split it into chunks about 1 foot long, using a brick set and a maul.

Tip:
Most trash collectors won't take asphalt waste. To get rid of it, contact local asphalt producers; they often recycle it.
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    Tools List

    • chalk line
      Chalk line
    • dust mask
      Dust mask
    • ear muffs
      Hearing protection
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • concrete saw
      Concrete saw (Rents for about $50 a day from The Home Depot)
    • trenching spade
      Square-tip spade
    • brick set
      Brick set
    • maul
      Maul
    • mason's trowel
      Mason's trowel
    • mallet
      Rubber mallet
    • push broom
      Push broom

    Shopping List

    1. Nails Make sure they're at least 3 inches long

    2. Standard Concrete Mix such as Quikrete

    3. Belgian block stone Available at stone yards in a variety of sizes and shapes 4. Mason's Line to align the blocks It won't stretch or sag like regular string

    5. Stakes

    6. Paver Base Also known as stone dust

    7. Flowers and plants for landscaping