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    05-24-2009, 02:17 PM
Question Buried Trash?

I was wondering if this is common? We've been developing our property for the last year. We are tilling up my arena area right now and making it nice and smooth. Well we hit all this junk...trash...metal...just crap. Our neighbor saw us digging it all out and said, "Oh that was so and so's burn pile." I was about to say what kind of an idiot buries his trash when he can have it hauled off for $19 a month by the trash guys. When the neighbor continues to say, "Yeah I just buried some more in my hole." WHA? Is this common to bury trash, pollute the Earth...and ruin the land for future owners?

Anyway...we bought a magnet and are digging it all out. What a pain.
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    05-24-2009, 02:21 PM
I've heard of people burning their garbage... but never burying it... bizarre.

Best of luck!
    05-24-2009, 04:02 PM
Daily trash pick up is a relatively new thing. People always used to have to take care of it themselves and some people still do it.
    05-24-2009, 04:35 PM
Originally Posted by Joshie    
Daily trash pick up is a relatively new thing. People always used to have to take care of it themselves and some people still do it.
This house was built in 2006. Pretty sure sanitation services has been around since then so they had no excuse. Just my rant for the week...
    05-24-2009, 04:42 PM
LOL, you dig it up, package it to be picked up,

And they rebury it in another hole in the ground.

And 19 bucks a month, mine is 3 times that amount a month.

And even though gas, diesel prices have fallen , they are still
Charging a fuel sur charge on top of that.
    05-24-2009, 06:35 PM
Lots of people, especially in small towns, do that. Where I grew up still doesn't have pick up services and you have to haul your own trash to the dump. There are many people up there that just pick a gully on their property and throw everything there from everyday trash to old wire to household appliances to cars. It makes me sick to see it but I can't really control what they do on their own property. I was riding in a pasture a few months ago and came across the frame of an old model T or A or whatever it was. I can't tell the difference, but I know that it was a VERY old car.
    05-24-2009, 07:16 PM
At my parents place the previous owners used to bury their garbage here. My parents have lived here for over 26 years and it hasn;t caused too many problems, but occasionally in the paddock weird things surface up hehe. Also when it rains some little sink holes occur, eeep! Nothing too dangerous so far, fingers crossed, most of the known places we have dug up and removed the most of it and repacked the earth to avoid the sink hole things.

We still know of some older families in the area who refuse to use the garbage collection and bury their garbage. If council found out they could get into a lot of trouble as it is not allowed anymore because garbage collection is included in your yearly property rates. It is kinda gross when it rains alot cause you can relly smell which places are burying it!
    05-24-2009, 08:29 PM
There has only been trash service for us in the last 5 years. Before that you burned it and buried it or hauled it to the landfill yourself. Many people in my area still burn household trash in a barrel then dump it when its full in their own private "dump". My dad still does it, he gets a backhoe every few years, digs a hole and starts to fill it. When its full he buries it. Personally I have my very own scrap metal pile
For household trash we have a big box with a lid that sits on a trailer. When it gets full we haul it to the county dump. Before that we burned it. Its cheaper than once a week trash service and out in the county there are no laws regulating how you get rid of your household trash.
    05-24-2009, 11:00 PM
Originally Posted by RegalCharm    
LOL, you dig it up, package it to be picked up,

And they rebury it in another hole in the ground.

And 19 bucks a month, mine is 3 times that amount a month.
Geeze, louise! Ours is around $6/month.
    05-24-2009, 11:13 PM
In some parts of the country, there's an old joke about where you'll find the trash pile...at the distance you can throw a beer bottle from the porch

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