The adsorbtivity of soil is not unlimited. So there is a difference
between using landscaping timbers and burying a pile of scraps.
Leach rate is also strongly dependent on surface area so that
sawdust and chips will leach at a rate that is several orders of
magnitude higher than a 2 x 4. There is no guarantee that
the soil itself is going to stay put either.
The other issue is that by not traveling far, the soil near the
wood stays contaminated indefinately. Consider the adhomition
about growing root vegetables in close proximinity to CCA
treated wood. After the property has changed hands a few
times, how is anybody going to remember where the
treated wood used to be?
Also Woods scraps buried
in a landfill are not buried in soil, they are buried in garbage which
loaded with a pethora of other chemicals that compete with eh arsenic
and chromium ions for sites on those soil particles.
1.5 keep them until he finds somewhere that does accept them.
1.75 Make something else out of them.
The material in question is HIS property. Dealing with it is HIS
Mine doesn't dicker with me over what I am allowed to
put in my garbage either. Tires, and used motor oil
are handled by the people who sell them. It becomes
part of their cost of doing business.
No it doesn't. The farmer is certianly responsiblity for how he
uses his pesticides, just like you are for the pesticides you
use. Ditto for wood scraps. The difference between trace
trace contaminants that aren''t even listed on the label of the
product you buy, and the product itself, is obvious.
I have absolutely no sympahty for people who refuse to
read the labels on the products they buy. I have considerable
sympathy for people who cannot read the fine print.
You don't have to, that information is on the label of pretty much
every product sold. That's part of why I pay taxes, to suport
public schools to teach you how to read. As an aside, the
number of questions about products that are asked in this
newsgroup and can be answered by reading the label is truly
Damn near everthign bought today includes disposal instructions,
usually where they can be read before opening the package.
If you aren't willing to follow them, don't buy the product.
Fine, so long as YOU properly label everything you put in your
garbage. After all, it was properly labeled when you bought it,
I'm quite sure that you have the option to hold on to it for a few
months while looking for a solution.
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