Wednesday, July 18, 2012

At the Dump

Last November we tore down the shed on the side of our house and jackhammered the concrete slab it was on.  We were able to haul away most of the stuff except for the last bit of concrete.

We were going to just put it in our trash bin over the next few months....but we never did.

So, a few weeks ago, we also decided we were going to cut down a tree that is technically in our neighbor's year, but growing over into our yard and our roof.  Since we have to get a new roof and it's constantly littering our yard with twigs, we cut it down.

 About halfway done here.

All done!  We really just got all the branches off from one trunk.  It was getting pretty hot and now we had to deal with the massive amount of branches.

We dragged them all over our backyard so they were easier to manage and cut into smaller pieces.  Then we moved them to the side of our house to hang out until we could haul them off.

Since the transfer center doesn't take concrete, and the concrete place is only open from 8-5 on weekdays, we decided the best course of action would be to take the branches and concrete directly to the dump.  

It was an interesting place.  Really, not trash smelly, but chemically giving off some kind of gas smelly.  There were about 4 truck loads dropping off trash while we were there, so needless to say, we worked quickly to get out of the way.

The dump is kinda depressing if you really think about it.  That's all our trash just piled in between layers of dirt which will take forever and 5 years to decompose and some of it may never decompose.  It was amazing to see just how many plastic bags and recyclables  were strewn about.  And clothes, too.  If you can't give them away, you just throw them away, but how long does that take the decompose.  Do they?  I'm not sure.

And of course, our little adventure to the dump would not have been possible without borrowing my parents car and the Knights trailer.  Yet another reason why it's so awesome living near parents and a reason we just can't move away yet!

1 comment:

Liz said...

Glad I stayed home!