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Does it cost money to drop off dirt to your local landfil?

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  • camperjohn
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Post 3+ Months Ago

So today I find out that you must PAY to send dirt to the dump, or to a refuse drop off.

Ok, is it just me? In Canada where I am from, you can deliver dirt to the landfill for free. Seeing as they use the dirt to cover over the garbage, they allow you to just drop it off and return all day long.

In fact, it will cost me about $160 to drop off all my dirt.

Isn't that wierd?
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  • celandine
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Post 3+ Months Ago

sorry if it's an indiscrete question, but where did you get all the dirt?

anyhow it does sound stupid to pay to bring ANYTHING to the dump - heck you're doing the city a favour, aren't you? In serbia you can even get people from the municipality office to come and get your rubbish (I don't know about dirt but I had them take away an old wardrobe and some bulky pieces of furniture once) and they didn't charge me anything for it. I gave them generous tips though... didn't feel right to have them do it for free....

that was actually a nice surprise regarding the infrastructure of my lovely homeland. usually it's not much to write home about...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Is it good dirt? If so, surely there are people looking to pay for it (i.e. people re-landscaping their yard, etc).
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Post 3+ Months Ago

What a funny coincidence. just as i read this i was about to log off as i am too going to drop off dirt at the landfill.

It costs nothing here.
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ah the joys of living on the old continent.... free dirt disposal... :D

although that's a good point spork, dirt is a commodity I guess.....
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Post 3+ Months Ago

3rd to vote free. It should be free. However, <offtopic:

How about paying for security guards around the garden where you are living?

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I find it stressing cuz most of my neighbors now are paying already, say 'quarterly: MYR120. It's quite costly, don't you think so?

Dirt and Security, both are important issues.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

We have a community compost pile that I suppose you could dump your dirt in, but it is really intended for tree branches and grass clippings and stuff, and it is free. The city ends up mulching it and using it in the parks and stuff, and any left over mulch the public can come and pick up for free.
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All the dirt, is from my "Mini putt in backyard project"
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Perhaps you could convince someone to fill in their in-ground pool?
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I have actually been getting rid of it on Craigslist, and have gotton almost half of it gone. You try to get rid of 15 cubic yards of earth. It's alot!
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Wait just a finger licking second! People are actually willing to buy dirt...on craiglist?!?! That ranks up there with people who buy bottled water and pay to put air in their tires.
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No, I post it in the free section.
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nice of you :D
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Good topsoil around here is hard to come buy. Assuming that's what you're trying t0 get rid of, people around here would probably pay you around $5 a cubic foot. You'd have no problem selling it. I see topsoil wanted signs here all the time.
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I actually have some topsoil/clay mix. Since it's from my lawn, it has grass and topsoil, but the bottom is clay.

I did however, put a photoshopped image on craiglist, featuring a nice pile of dark topsoil. Even though my pile is mostly clay.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I've never tried to get rid of more dirt than I could give away talking to neighbors, but the general rule of thumb for disposal around here is if you're commercial you're stuck going to the main city dump and paying by weight unless you're slick about it.

There's small community dumps around where homeowners can drop off brush & get driveway-grade mulch for free. They'll even let you drop off an appliance or three. If they even suspect you're comercial they wont let you in though.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

camperjohn wrote:
I did however, put a photoshopped image on craiglist, featuring a nice pile of dark topsoil. Even though my pile is mostly clay.


Cheater! If people were actually paying for "rich dark dirt" they might end up being hell bent on revenge for getting clay instead. But since it's free they can't complain.
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mmm... don't people come to take the stuff, see that it's not what you said it was, and go home? I'm guessing I would..... Or have you got ways of making the clay look like topsoil until they get home.... (in which case they may be tempted to come back in the night and spill it across your porch....)
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Whenever I've dug holes for one reason or another, we usually just went and spread it out in the alley behind our house. It's kind of nice to have gravel alleys, except for all the pot holes. But we could use our extra dirt to fill them in, or as my hero Red Green would do, just stick an old hub cap or something in the hole. Am I rambling? I think I'm rambling. I tend to do that some times. It's one of those bad habits. I just start doing it and I can't stop. It's like a bag of chips. They say "I bet you can't have just one...bag". I get sick and get heart burn and acid reflux if I have too many chips.

I'll stop rambling before I say something stupid.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

It is free here as well as lawn items (grass, leaves, branches)
  • celandine
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Post 3+ Months Ago

stay off those chips too :D
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I once watched Red Green duct-tape two cars together. My life was forever changed.

@camperjohn: You should come up with some sort of strange object to bury in the dirt for it's future owner to discover.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I recommend bones of human finger. you must have some of those lying around gathering dust :D
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A ring with a cubic zirconia on it.
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Oh, I have a ring with a cubic zirconia!!!
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Maybe one of those practical joke 1000 dollar bills that when you fold it up it looks authentic but unfolded it has stuff saying you have been pranked.
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Quote:
Oh, I have a ring with a cubic zirconia!!!

I find the excitement in that statement very sweet :D

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