What does Elon Musk want The Boring Company to do with all the leftover dirt from its tunnels?

Answer: Turn it into building material for low-cost housing.

by / May 10, 2018
The Boring Company has gotten verbal government approval to build an underground Hyperloop from New York City to Philadelphia to Baltimore to Washington, D.C., according to Elon Musk. The Boring Company

He’s already revealed what he wants the company to do with the rocks it digs up while tunneling, so it should come as little surprise that the head of The Boring Company, Elon Musk, has a plan for the displaced dirt as well.

Via a May 7 tweet, Musk announced that said dirt will be repurposed as bricks for low-cost housing.

The idea appears to be in its infancy, so the actual feasibility of bricks made from Los Angeles dirt is yet to be determined. However, given the fact that Musk has delivered on previous "out-there" promises like Boring Company flamethrowers, there is a good chance that Musk will make it happen.