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Old 04-14-2011, 08:25 PM   #1
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I am looking to do some re-landscaping at my house, and will be generating a large amount of excess dirt (20-30 cy). Does anyone have any suggestions for a cheap way to get it hauled off or disposed of? It won't be clean, there will be sod, a bit of roots, and some concrete mixed in, plus cobbles I am sure to dig up...

I have looked into every way I can think of such as roll-off bins or renting a 5 cy dump truck and disposing at the local landfill in multiple loads, but all of these methods cost upwards of $60/ton which is getting to be more than I want to spend.

Any good suggestions out there. Thanks in advance.

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I could use a a couple little loads(S-10 sized) Where are you?
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Put a sign in the yard that you have free fill dirt. Good topsoil with debris.

It will be gone in seconds.
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I've always thought that dirt is the neatest thing; people walk on it, kick it, throw it away, despise it, are frowned on for not washing it off, you name it, yet few commodities hold their value as well. Those who have too much pay others to get rid of it, and and those who don't have enough pay others to bring them more. Heck, sometimes the dirt only has to be loaded and unloaded one time, in order to double in value; a person on one end happily pays to see the dirt go away, and a person on the other end happily pays to watch that same dirt be dumped in their yard. Pretty amazing stuff. (But then, nobody has ever accused me of being too bright either.)
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Be aware that with rolloff bins you are limited by weight as well as by volume of material.

There must be folks out there who need extra fill to regrade their yards and reduce basement flooding problems from water pooling up at or near the foundation.

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