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How to get rid of all my landscaping dirt?

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How to get rid of all my landscaping dirt?

Im digging up about a 25foot pathway in my front yard, and I have no idea where to dump my wheelbarrows of dirt.
I heard you can rent bins but how the hell do you get a wheel barrow up in the air to dump all that dirt?
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kingkelly wrote: Im digging up about a 25foot pathway in my front yard, and I have no idea where to dump my wheelbarrows of dirt.
I heard you can rent bins but how the hell do you get a wheel barrow up in the air to dump all that dirt?
Rent a bin with a door. Very common in all the Holmes/Baumler shows. They also have them at my local dump.
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Any cheaper way? Those bins look like theyre around $350
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there are companies that rent smaller bins - 7 yard is probably plenty for what you need and shouldn't cost $350, I've even seen smaller bins these days as I drive around town. There really is no other way to dispose of that much dirt.

What you can do is find a neighbour in the same boat and split the cost. There's always somebody with dirt they need rid of, I know I do right now and would love to split a bin rental with somebody.
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Or someone looking for clean fill and dump it off yourself.
I'd rather be outdoors camping, kayaking, and mountain biking ...
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I don't know where you live but your city might have a disposal site free to use for citizens (not for companies). I used the F-150 of my uncle a few years ago to dump soil and last year I used the trailer and Escape of my brother-in-law. I think we are allowed 10 trips per year in my city. Before this limit I even used my 2005 Focus but I would not recommend it, I had to do multiple trips to limit the weight (I didn't have that much to dump that time so it was OK).
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Keep in mind the bins (at least when we rented them) had a drop-off fee and then a dumping fee. The dumping fee is based on the weight, and as you’re probably very aware, dirt is heavy.

Cheapest bet is finding someone looking for clean fill, and rent a trailer

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I would put an ad up for free fill. Usually people around with trucks that could use some.
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Thanks all, I put up an ad on kijiji today.
All my dirts sitting on a 10x12' tarp on my driveway right now, not sure what the rain will do to that tomorrow :|

I think I can get a bin dropped off and picked up for $200. But I'd rather spend way less since this landscaping junks already killing my wallet.

I might try the renting a pickup from Home Depot for 4 hrs route, and shovel it all in there and take it to a dumping site. Will have to look up if theres one in Etobicoke or Toronto.
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kingkelly wrote: Thanks all, I put up an ad on kijiji today.
All my dirts sitting on a 10x12' tarp on my driveway right now, not sure what the rain will do to that tomorrow :|
I think you'll find some takers. You might want to throw another 10x12' tarp over the top to keep it dry.
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They sell big huge plastic type bags from the big box hardware stores. Takes up half your driveway, but only 2 feet tall.
The price includes pick-up.
It is for construction materials. Not sure the price but way less than the big bins at 350-400.
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MichaelR901173 wrote: They sell big huge plastic type bags from the big box hardware stores. Takes up half your driveway, but only 2 feet tall.
The price includes pick-up.
It is for construction materials. Not sure the price but way less than the big bins at 350-400.
Home Depot has these things if thats what youre talking about? https://www.homedepot.ca/product/waste- ... 1000671727
$45 for the bag, but another ~$150 for pickup :o
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koffey wrote: Yeah, and these bags can't take much weight, so you'll need quite a few of them. Get a bin.
Bagster limit is ~3000lbs iirc.

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