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Can Fire Pits Be Recycled?

A Piece-By-Piece Guide


While frigid winter weather makes it less desirable for some to stay outside, fire pits are a cozy solution. However, as something that’s designed for the outdoors, there could come a time when its durability wanes and it should be replaced. Learn the options for recycling fire pits depending on what materials it’s made from.

Process for Recycling Fire Pits

If you’re looking to get rid of or upgrade an existing fire pit, there are some factors to consider first. Assess whether it’s still in good shape or it’s to the point of being scrapped for parts. If it only needs minor repairs, there’s a good chance it can get refurbished and look like new. If it’s beyond a simple paint job, you may need to swap out parts for replacement or recycling. Here’s what fire pit materials can be recycled.

  1. Metal. Some patio models feature steel or iron frames, tools, and lids.
  2. Stone or ceramic. If you’ve build a structure that’s deteriorating, consider repurposing the pieces in the garden, pathways, or around your property. Check with your local waste management facility before putting any of these items out for collection.
  3. Wood. Some models feature a table or seating area around it that can be repurposed as well. Stripe the wood and refinish it for a various number of projects.
  4. Fuel tanks. Electric or gas fire pits with propane or gas tanks require special handling to ensure safe disposal. Contact the company that services the tanks for options.

Recycling guidelines vary by location, so it’s important that you check with your local center for specifics if you plan on putting your fire pit on the curb.

You could also give the entire structure new life by upcycling the pit into a planter, barbecue station, or another piece of outdoor furniture.

Let JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Do the Work for You

If you’d rather save yourself the hassle of ripping your fire pit apart, contacting local authorities, or starting another DIY project, simply give JDog Junk Removal & Hauling a call. Not only are we aware of unique disposal requirements, but we also strive to recycle usable items or at least dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way. Call 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pick-up or for more information on our junk removal services.