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Blog entry by rsladdwoodworks posted 06-04-2010 06:14 PM 1616 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to go and help a friend take some junk to the W.M. land fill and I saw that they had a lot of nice hard wood that some one had throne out .why my friend was taking care of his junk I went over to the wood and was looking throe it and I got told I could not do that .So I ask what they where going to do with it and I was told they were going take it and shard it up for bark mulch . so I ask who I need to talk to and the guy side that was him and that he would like to but the rule is no one can take the junk once it it dump not even the employs .it is a crime to see good wood go to the shredder like this it made me want to cry .

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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View a1Jim's profile


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#1 posted 06-04-2010 06:17 PM

What a shame, those goverment rules get us all sometimes.

-- Custom furniture

View Jeff's profile


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#2 posted 06-04-2010 06:28 PM

Same rules at our waste site here too. I think it is a liability issue for them, but it is disappointing to see common sense overruled by fear of legal action. I believe that re-used is far better than recycled.

-- Jeff

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 06:42 PM

Find out who threw the lumber/wood away. Might just be a business that dumps periodically. Then contact the business and ask for the scrap. They can only say ‘No’, but they could also say ‘Yes’

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#4 posted 06-04-2010 06:43 PM

what a shame he couldn´t bent those idiotic rules
I´ll bett he gets a kick to say NO to people all day


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#5 posted 06-04-2010 06:46 PM

It is for safety. Have you seen the size of the machines that move the stuff around? Basically it’s like trying to stop a truck on a dime. People are nuts when it comes to scavenging.

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#6 posted 06-04-2010 06:59 PM

Landfill Nazis are everywhere, in the UK too. Sad story. Next time wait until their backs are turned.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 06-04-2010 07:01 PM

Same rules here. Before they started these rules, I knew folks that would come out with more junk than they took in :)

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#8 posted 06-04-2010 07:45 PM

I’ve overcome this insane doctrine with a carefully placed 5 spot.

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Tony Strupulis

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#9 posted 06-04-2010 08:10 PM

I practice a firm don’t ask policy at the dump. If you ask, they will tell you no every time.

-- Tony -

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#10 posted 06-04-2010 08:27 PM

In our landfill well dumpster/skip refuse centre it’s the same but the guy takes money for things.Then he was ill recently and there was a lot of argument about him taking money as the boss took over and didn’t allow anyone to touch a thing .anyway sorry about your problems woods sad when you see it wasted like that. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 06-04-2010 09:04 PM

Same rules here. Against the law to dumpster dive in the landfill/drop off station. There is always someone there watch you while you are dumping to make sure you are not taking anything. I have suggested several times they need a separate area for dumping items that other folks might still want, that you have no need for. But no deal.

-- Rob-Yorktown "Shop's still not done, Tools are bought, Wood is bought, need to find time to start a project.."

View GaryD's profile


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#12 posted 06-05-2010 03:35 AM

Same in SC cant go back out. Against the law also. Once it is there cant go back out. Terrible thing to waste.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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