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Old 03-20-2006, 12:59 PM   #1
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Where To Get Fill Dirt


I have seen over the years signs for free fill dirt but have never had a need for it. Now that I purchased a new house and want to do some grading I don't see these signs anymore. What is the best way to get fill dirt. is there a registry or something. It seems that there must always be people trying to get rid of it while others are trying to obtain it.

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Old 03-20-2006, 01:17 PM   #2
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Call a gravel/sand provider. They will sell it to you for about 10-15 $ a ton.

The "free" stuff you are talking about is usually homeowners.

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I have seen over the years signs for free fill dirt but have never had a need for it. Now that I purchased a new house and want to do some grading I don't see these signs anymore. What is the best way to get fill dirt. is there a registry or something. It seems that there must always be people trying to get rid of it while others are trying to obtain it.

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Put a sign out on your front lawn " Free Clean Fill Wanted " as long as you're not in a hurry, or else call a couple of your local Excavating Contractors to see what they have available.
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Call a gravel/sand provider. They will sell it to you for about 10-15 $ a ton.

The "free" stuff you are talking about is usually homeowners.

WTF......that is a insane price to pay for fill....where in the hell do you live ???

We charge $130 for a tri-axle load delivered within a 10 mile radius.

We don't give away too much fill. Doing developments, you get alot of homeowners looking for "free" fill. If they are in the same development, we'll charge them $50 cash per load......that is if we are hauling some. If we are hauling it from a stockpile, then they pay the full $130.
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the stone quarry near me sells it ,,,$2.50 per ton,,of course thats if you pick it up yourself
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I would look fora future hole. That is usually where I find mine.
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Check the local municipalities, they are always moving stuff around. Water and wastewater plants create tons of stuff per day as do other projects.
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I get mine from the 'graveyard' down the street.

Doesn't everybody??

SERIOUSLY . . .

There's people just 'DYIN' for me to take it away!!

No charge . . .

They'll 'bucket' it right into your truck.
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Make no bones about it for the death of me thats a clever idea Tom although if you need a large quanity of material that could be a problem. I'm always checking the obits. in the daily paper to see who's croaked, but now I'll have to note where they're getting buried to go and get the dirt.
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Make no bones about it for the death of me thats a clever idea Tom although if you need a large quanity of material that could be a problem. I'm always checking the obits. in the daily paper to see who's croaked, but now I'll have to note where they're getting buried to go and get the dirt.



Yah, - - I don't even check the 'obits', - - who ever 'goes horizontal' in this graveyard is good enough to 'fill' for me, - - but yah, - - for bigger orders I'd prolly' have to go and find a 'fat-man' cemetery!!

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No one else uses this 'GRAVE RECEPTION' method??

Maybe I should've kept my shut like my 'SUPPLIERS'!!
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Tom,
You must cringe when you hear of someone getting creamated. Hopefully Mrs.Tommer doesn't find out where your getting all those boquets of flowers you bring home to her.
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You must cringe when you hear of someone getting creamated.
Cringe upon cremation??, - - yah, - - makes me turn 'ASHEN'!!



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Hopefully Mrs.Tommer doesn't find out where your getting all those boquets of flowers you bring home to her.
Everytime she gets them she says she can feel the 'EARTH MOVE'!!

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Try Fillconnector.com. You can post a listing for free if you need fill dirt or have fill dirt.
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I broker dirt! No Kidding. I post ads on line looking for free fill and usually find someone that NEEDS to get rid of a lot. Then I match them up with people looking for fill. They pay to get rid of it and the customers pay to receive it.

Now as far as my contacts? Out here its usually big dig projects that ran out of storage space or the utility companies. Your actually looking for SMALL companies that do not have access to large storage lots to put trench spoils.

I have tried the web sites for fill, but never got anywhere on them. Craigslist works best for me as well as keeping an eye out for big projects.

You have to be careful though. Clean Fill! Its all up to personal interpretation. Same town: Filling in a commercial lot, I can use blacktop as Clean Fill. A residential lot: they will not allow any blacktop and nothing bigger than your fist as far as rock or cement goes.

This is old, but a good example: http://members5.boardhost.com/brandy...163382712.html

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I use craigslist some times and it works. Its also free.
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I use craigslist some times and it works. Its also free.
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Man I got taken again! Have to start looking at these OP dates! I think it is because the new guys are actively searching or paying attention to the Related Thread links that pop up at the bottom.
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