Remember this? The cherry tree, the rose tree, the sword ferns, the salal, the shrubs; all the stuff we have been removing from the garden?
We called the waste management company to see how much it would cost to deliver a waste bin to our house that they would then haul away. If they could even find a suitable place to put it, it would be almost $300.
So we did it ourselves. We rented a U-Haul box truck for $20 plus mileage and loaded it up.
Time out! Those bundles of rose trimmings that Tom had tied up with twine didn't look so big out in the yard, but they were heavy! They rolled easily though, which helped. And apparently they weren't too sticky to sit on, of else he was just too winded to notice.
And yes, I helped. I didn't just take pictures.
Almost all cleaned up and on the truck.
Off we go to the dump. This is a new transfer station, and pretty fancy for a "dump". We waited our turn to drive on to the scale.
I sometimes wonder about the value of the "one percent for the arts" requirement for new public construction. What do you think of this "Sculpture"? It appeared to be wads of old fish netting.It was more work to unload the truck full of trimmings and hurl it or roll it or push it off into the pit.
From here it will all be shredded and go to Cedar Grove Composting Company, where you can buy it back as compost to spread on your garden. :-)
And there it is, all done, all swept up clean, here and at home. The cost? $35 for the truck and mileage, $37 for just over a half ton to dump, and a couple of gallons of gas. Total, about $80.