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Old 12-19-2012, 07:33 AM
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When I was composting it was on a large scale.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php...79&postcount=6
The pile was just leaves from our cleanup operations. When we turned it we would add some topsoil. We also had a dirt shredder and when we were "making topsoil" part of the mix would be compost. The pile was always several hundred feet long and it was kinda neat to see whole leaves on one end, then walk to the other end and it just looked like dirt.

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Old 12-19-2012, 11:36 AM
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When I was composting it was on a large scale.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php...79&postcount=6
The pile was just leaves from our cleanup operations. When we turned it we would add some topsoil. We also had a dirt shredder and when we were "making topsoil" part of the mix would be compost. The pile was always several hundred feet long and it was kinda neat to see whole leaves on one end, then walk to the other end and it just looked like dirt.

Scott
NICE!!!!!

I don't have any numbers but I would love to know the value of what these piles are worth.

There is quite a bit of shrink from delivery until used (from composting)...but serious $$$$$.

Plus we don't pay a dime for the product. Our only cost is fuel and time plus a little wear and tear on our truck to haul it.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:53 AM
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That is all good and swell!
I live in Craighead County................you cannot compost anything if you are Commercial. I own 3 acres of spare land inside of a county neighborhood. I have thought of this several times to produce more capital for my business but the EPA and the local PC&E will not allow unapproved dumpsites before stringent guidelines is passed. The guidelines is a lot of money. I am sure that there is those that may own hundreds of acres of farm land that get away with this practice but not me. I envy you man!!!
Yeah, same where I am....can only compost material generated on your own property legally without the proper permits or being exempt. For leaves it's just a registration process. That sounds pretty simple but it could cost thousands of dollars to provide the information they require...research and plans etc.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:37 PM
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Yeah, same where I am....can only compost material generated on your own property legally without the proper permits or being exempt. For leaves it's just a registration process. That sounds pretty simple but it could cost thousands of dollars to provide the information they require...research and plans etc.
So the gov. In Connecticut has nothing better to do than monitor people recycling leafs.......what a joke this country is becoming.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:41 PM
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Yeah....

The whole world is in "recycle mode" yet won't let you compost!

LOL

The Govt needs to step back!!!!
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There are a couple LCOs here that had to have thier piles removed or would have been fined. Many EPA and DEP regulations to compost. I understand runoff management is the big one.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:52 PM
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There are a couple LCOs here that had to have thier piles removed or would have been fined. Many EPA and DEP regulations to compost. I understand runoff management is the big one.
I can understand the concerns of run off especially if in town or where it could not be controlled.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:12 PM
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rcreech,

Nice piles there. I am also envious. That stuff is beyond the price of gold in the high desert here. Do you do any disease assays in you finished product? I wonder only because some of our area businesses often sell it before it is done and things like Phytophthora seem to show up?
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Buddy of mine does this in Omaha. Makes a killing, is using for topdressing,etc. You should consider that service if u go to the trouble of composting.
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