Dispose of tiles: where does it work?


Disposing of tiles poses a problem for many do-it-yourselfers: where to do that, and in what quantities? Therefore, read how to properly dispose of tiles in this article.

Tiles as ceramics?

Tiles are - of course - material technically ceramic. So practically a very similar material as the usual kitchenware, cups, plates, saucers.

When it comes to disposal, however, tiles are considered rubble. And rubble must be disposed of in other ways, such as broken cups and plates. Actually, that goes without saying.

Depending on which facility in your community is responsible for the disposal of rubble, you may be able to pay a small amount of tiles at a charge. In other cases you need to order a rubbish container, especially for larger quantities, or apply for rubble disposal at your community.

Of course, you can easily dispose of individual, clean tiles with your household waste. Tiles are mainly destroyed by the adhesion of plaster and tile adhesive on the back. And then you must also not be disposed of with the regular household waste.

Prices vary with rubble

If you only dispose of tiles, this is usually more expensive than disposing of mixed rubble. Since you usually produce additional building rubble when tapping tiles and subsequently removing the tile adhesive, it is often worth ordering a container for such renovation projects.

You should also avoid disposing of smaller, plastered amounts of tiles in your household waste - usually municipalities and above all waste disposal companies do not like this. This can sometimes lead to problems.

Tips & Tricks

If your neighborhood is also undergoing renovations, or is a construction site, you may be able to dispose of a smaller amount of tiles there as well. Just ask.


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