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3 Uses for Lava Rock – Or Just Rent a Dumpster!

3 Uses for Lava Rock – Or Just Rent a Dumpster!

Every week someone turns to Facebook Marketplace with their landscaping issues. Karen is offering free lava rock if you will haul it away alone. No one wants the lava rock, Karen.

Lava rock is used in a lot of landscaping projects. It’s a solid material and holds up well. However, it is dusty and dark, which doesn’t always work for your home. Work gloves and shoes come away orange after a project.

When it’s time to move on from lava rock, it’s hard to see all that material and money go to waste! Here are three ways to re-purpose lava rock. However, you may find it is best to schedule a dumpster and start shoveling.

  1. Build a fire pit: Many DIYers suggest lava rock can be used when building an outdoor firepit. A bare-bones description of the project is to dig an area of your yard, and fill the base with landscaping rock. Be sure to surround the fire pit with heavy wall stone to keep fire in and people out.

  2. Use lava rock for drainage in a flowerpot. Put a couple of scoops of lava rock at the base of a flowerpot to assist with drainage in your potted plants. This helps prevent soggy roots.

  3. Hack a gas grill and make it feel like charcoal. There is a hack on Pinterest showing how to spread that unwanted lava rock across your gas grill and get the feel of charcoal. Here is the link, for the brave. (link if needed:

There are some creative ways to re-purpose small amounts of lava rock. When removing large quantities, this dusty rock is best for a dumpster.

Pro tip: Schedule your dumpster rental around the Cowboys game! Don’t miss a single touchdown.

Now is a perfect time to re-purpose or remove that unwanted lava rock. Give us a call!

How We Can Help

Roll-off dumpsters can easily be rented from Advantage Waste Disposal in Dallas in several lengths to fit the size of your project. A Live Chat is available through the website to receive a quote or give us a call. Scheduling online is easy!

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