Fiberglass boat disposal?

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  1. JosephT
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    JosephT Senior Member

    What is the proper way to dispose of a fiberglass boat? Asking for a friend.

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  2. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member

    Depends on your local laws.

    My shop uses a Sawaall until the lid on the dumpster closes.
     
  3. Rumars
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    It depends on the local infrastructure. It's either landfill or it gets recycled. Recycling ranges from making diesel fuel (not economical at todays crude prices), construction aggregate, to cement manufacturing.
     
  4. JosephT
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    JosephT Senior Member

    I can see a ground up boat of fibers being used as reinforcement for construction. Not a bad idea. I did some digging and found a company that is a leader in recycling. They turn fiberglass waste into pellets that can be used for all sorts of stuff. They actually make fiberglass products themselves. It's a cradle to grave business model.

    https://www.global-fiberglass.com
     
  5. upchurchmr
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    upchurchmr Senior Member

    Local for me will not take a boat without a title.
    Cut it up with a circular saw and a concrete blade and they take "pieces of fiberglass" all day long.
    For me its a no cost disposal, but it does take some time.
    Wear long sleeves, long pants, and gloves.
    Possibly (probably) respiration protection.
     
  6. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    Dump with a big loader.

    No fluids allowed.

    pull off trailer

    those guys enjoy smashing boats for some reason
     

  7. djamson
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    djamson Junior Member

    List it for free on Craigslist. Or chop it up and put it in a dumpster.
     
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