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Composting oats

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by Demo man, May 19, 2013.

  1. Demo man

    Demo man Member

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    I'm in the proses of cleaning up a elevator that burnt down and there what about 85,000 bushels of oats that we hauld out and going to compost. My question is what are some of the tiping fees you would see for this? Differnt landfill rates? We ran all the compost though a 2" rock screening bucket so there is still some wood peces the compost. The plain is once it is composted down, we will run it though a screen plaint To clean out any ash and wood that is left. Any thought would be great. Thanks
     
  2. watglen

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    After composting, you'll have a nice fertilizer source there.

    You should be able to sell it for spreading on farm.

    ken
     
  3. joispoi

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    Can you dry it and sell it as fuel for corn/pellet burning applications?
     
  4. Demo man

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    At this piont it is all composting right now. I plain on runing it through a screen and a magnet to get all the nails out. Just trying to figure out what other place might charge for tiping fee at a landfill. one by me said they charge 30 dollars a yard and i thought that was high.
     
  5. Scrub Puller

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    Yair . . . Demo man. I'm not quite up to speed on this one. What's the talk of landfill? Are you composting to reduce volume? If it's going to landfill why bother with the cleaning/screening?

    As Watglen mentioned if composted properly that material should be quite a valuable saleable commodity.

    Cheers
     
  6. Demo man

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    I was just checking place's that do composting, and some of the landfill do that around here. It won't be landfill, it is in it's own aria where they compost it. They charge 30 per yard to dump off there and that was what i was seeing if anyone get charged anywhere else they go.
     
  7. Scrub Puller

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    Yair . . . Demo man. Gotcha mate I understand now, as you say that sounds a little high?

    Cheers.