Bricks Take to Landfill Bricks = C&D Waste Bricks are considered construction and demolition (C&D) waste, and needs to be recycled by a C&D recycler. Don't Throw Away Bricks Bricks are a common, in-demand building material and can easily be repurposed. Other construction debris must also be disposed of properly; otherwise, heavy metals can leach into the soil, contaminating the environment. Plan Before Demolition Bricks are more likely to be repurposed if they are structurally sound. Recover more high-quality bricks by sorting them during the demolition instead of afterwards. For smaller demolition projects, you can separate bricks from waste and neatly stack them. Ways to Reduce Sell to Habitat for Humanity Reuse or give away bricks whenever possible. If you don’t have another project planned, try selling them to a salvage company, or anywhere that sells used building materials, such as the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.