Daylight Savings time is practically synonymous with Home Improvement Season and that time is here again. We recently tore out a bunch of concrete in our back yard and needed a legal way to dispose of it. You can't throw it in your trash can, nor can you take it to one of the city's Convenience Centers
. There's an even cheaper option: Take it to Vulcan Materials
for free recycling. That's right, no cost- just drop it off.
Bicyclists who take the north diversion channel are probably familiar with this place, it's just to the west of the bike route between Montano and Osuna. The entrance is off Chappell Rd (South of Singer, north of Renaissance). When you get to the entrance, skip the parking area, pass on the east side of the "Office" building (Stop in if you want to ask directions), pass the "hardhats are mandatory sign" and head north around the giant gash in the earth (You will be running parallel with Chappell Rd).
The road will curve around to the left (west). On the right you will see this familiar landmark (Don't go this way):
Continue around to the left and you'll see something like this:
Head straight under that conveyer belt and you'll arrive at the concrete debris pile. Unload.
A nearby rock grader was running when I was there.
This is a pretty exciting place to be when driving in a little pickup- this loader could scoop up my entire vehicle with ease.