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Old 07-21-2015, 10:24 AM   #1
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Disposing of Earth


I have to go bring all this un-needed earth to my city's dump site;

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I'm renting this:

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So far, I was going to have to fill the barrow, wheel it to truck, then set it aside while I shovel everything by hand from the wheelbarrow into the truck. Repeat until all the earth is gone.

Then drive to the site, hop on board the truck and shovel by hand all the earth off the truck directly onto the site.

How can I make this easier? I was thinking of getting some scrap 2x12s and making a ramp for the wheelbarrow to go into the truck but im worried about the weight breaking the pickups door and also falling off while wheeling it because of weight

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Old 07-21-2015, 12:00 PM   #2
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There are people that would love to have good clean top soil if it doesn't contain, asbestos fibers, soil sterilizer, chlordane etc. and some of those ingredients. Put a free top soil sign at the curb.
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Post an add on craigslist or facebook offering free dirt, you load and haul.

Or use a whole bunch of 5 gallon buckets.

You would have to have some fairly long 2x12's to make a ramp at an angle you could wheel a wheelbarrow in to.
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Is this fill or top soil. Seems if it's topsoil you might find some one to take it away. Otherwise I would rent a dump body . Line the bed with a tarp . Scratches etc may cause more than the allowed wear and tear on the bed.
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If it is top soil, why not run an ad to give it away and let someone else do the work?
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Even clean fill dirt people will come and pick up around here.
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Is this fill or top soil. Seems if it's topsoil you might find some one to take it away. Otherwise I would rent a dump body . Line the bed with a tarp . Scratches etc may cause more than the allowed wear and tear on the bed.
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Nobody called for the ad. That was the first thing I thought of. How long are we talking for those pieces of wood if I wanted to do it?
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It's fill.
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Nobody called for the ad. That was the first thing I thought of. How long are we talking for those pieces of wood if I wanted to do it?
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Know anyone with a lot of 5 gallon buckets?
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What are the buckets for
I have 5-6
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Load the dirt in to the buckets, put the buckets of dirt in to the back of the truck. Dump the dirt save the buckets. Save's you from scooping it twice.
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Yeah but did you see how much dirt there is vs how many buckets (5-6) that I have! Gawddd.. Won't help much.. Unless I'm underestimating how deep those buckets are
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I like the bucket idea. I use buckets when I spread mulch. I have a huge area to cover and the buckets save double handling.

You can buy buckets from the box store for a few dollars. Get enough to fill the bed of the pickup.

You could also get a big tarp to line the bed. Fill it up and once you've shoveled out a bunch at the dump, pull the tarp out with the remainder.
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Yeah but did you see how much dirt there is vs how many buckets (5-6) that I have! Gawddd.. Won't help much.. Unless I'm underestimating how deep those buckets are

a 5 gal bucket would hold somewhere around a 1/2 a cubic foot.

When we moved I did this with the sand box sand. It saved from having to scoop it up twice.

TBH I'm surprised no one wanted the dirt.
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