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I am a collector :)

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rcreech, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,057

    I have a top dresser. So far have only ran sand through it

    Guess I wuld just have to find a market for it.

    We really just compost to mix with topsoil.

    We go through so much topsoil it's not even funny when seeding
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  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    If I had the room and out in the country, I would do this for sure.
  3. Pythium

    Pythium LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Posts: 166

    Careful Rodney, The man might come for you. http://www.epa.ohio.gov/dmwm/Home/Composting.aspx

    I was considering doing something comparable to yours until I attended a seminar at OTF about compost on lawns and they brought up the legal issue with composting. My brother is a PhD candidate at NC State and studies stuff like this and his research has shown that if not done properly, composting is WORSE for the environment than just throwing it away. Interesting stuff. (he is a nerd of the highest order)
  4. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,057

    Thanks for the info!

    I am checking on it today.

    I am sure that with the paperwork and licenses's we already have to do that this one can't be much harder to get.

    Might as well just get it or atleast see what it takes.
  5. Pythium

    Pythium LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Posts: 166

    No problem. Would hate to see a good idea shut down by govt regulators. We just don't have the space to comply with all the regs. But bulk compost is fairly cheap around here.
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  6. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,057

    As I stated earlier...we don't apply it as compost.

    We use as an ammendment to our topsoil.

    When I call EPA I am going to clarify that this is a farm and that we are mixing it with topsoil.

    It may make a difference.

  7. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    That a big pile of sh!t!

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    What makes the difference what you use it for

    It's there one big pile

    You have it setting in a field with no grass just dirt run off is high

    Have you every walked around it when it rains brown water will come out like a tea

    They say that a lot of run off comes from farms

    There are lots of saw mills around here they are no longer allowed to let piles of saw dust and chips set around it has to be hauled away lots of acid in wood

    We used to use saw dust to bed horses you can't' get saw dust any moire

    Not putting you down you make it sound like because it's on a farm and not used for compost every thing is ok

    i seen on TV one time where they composted and they had to catch run off water and reuse it

    Charles Cue

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