If this is totally ignorant, apologies.. but who would a person call to haul
off various materials? They're useless items.... busted up cement (not much
of that), a dozen or so bricks, some landscaping stones that have mortar
still on the sides (an old ring we had around a tree and removed), and a box
of lava rocks.
I've called a couple people, and nobody seems to know. Any suggestions?
Lucy, I don't know where you live. If you're in a really rural area that
uses a dump, it may be more difficult, however any company that delivers and
picks up dumpsters from commercial businesses should provide this service
for you. Look in your local phone book under Carting
Don't know where you live or what the rules are there. Here the local
government garbage will haul away just about anything you can put into the
wheeled trash can. A few rocks each week and pretty soon they are all gone.
Even if they don't provide that level of service where you live they most
likely have some place you drop stuff off.
I think you may find the suggested dumpster an expensive solution.
Have you looked in your local paper or the free throw-away papers in the
handyman section of the classifieds? Also check the bulliten boards at your
local grocery and some department stores (Wal-Mart always has one) Look for
something like "odd jobs done" or hauling services". There is always
someone that does this type of work. Be sure to get a firm price before
they start work.
That is what I have done in the past. One warning. In putting rocks,
bricks or the like in they have to be buried, i.e., not visible and the
can weight may have a limit. I made the mistake of putting the bricks
on top and found them tossed out on the drive the next morning (twice).
Look in the Yellow Pages under "Hauling". Or look in the classified section of
your local newspaper.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Nobody ever left footprints in the sands of time by sitting on his butt.
And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?
Do you have a local weekly shoppers paper? Many have ads from local people
that do that sort of thing. Just last week I saw a guy with a pickup truck
that was painted with a sign "we haul anything". Ask around at the hardware
store, the barber shop, coffee shop, bar, etc and perhaps someone knows who
For small items you may be able to haul it yourself to any place asking
for "clean fill". That is dirt, rocks, cement, etc. No garbage or
bio-degradable. They want it to fill in land so they can build or pave
In a place like Dallas, you should be able to find a guy with a truck, like
a landscaper who would be happy to make a dump run for cash. Just look up
and down your street, or at the local nursery.
Call your city/county waste disposal dept. If they don't take it, they
likely can tell you what to do with it. I have looked up "solid waste"
or "trash" haulers in the yel pages. Our city incinerates all garbage,
so they would do the same as yours if they saw it placed in trash. They
pick up appliances, carpet, vegetative waste, etc., separately, if
called. Recycle lots of stuff, even asphalt and concrete. I know
people who sneak bricks and stone into the "garbage", but I won't name
In my neighborhood we just put a "Free!" sign on it and set it by the
sidewalk in the front yard. It's gone in four hours.
You'd be amazed what you can get rid of that way.
(Does not work with kids or ex-wives.)
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