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Old 02-03-2003, 02:01 AM
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Greetings All,
I have recently started a lawn mowing and gardening
service in and around Ipswich QLD. I was wondering if anyone knows of
another place, besides the local dump, where i can drop off the grass
clippings?
Regards
Paul


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Old 02-03-2003, 10:56 AM
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Drive real fast down the highway with the trailer gate open, at midnight!!!

Try contacting the council, www.ipswich.qld.gov.au
however I expect anything other than authorised dumping would be illegal if
caught.
I am in Flinders View and have 10 acre paddock over my back fence for all my
clippings. :-)

H.P.


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Greetings All,
I have recently started a lawn mowing and gardening
service in and around Ipswich QLD. I was wondering if anyone knows of
another place, besides the local dump, where i can drop off the grass
clippings?
Regards
Paul



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Old 03-03-2003, 12:27 PM
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Any chance of dumpimg my clippings in your paddock?
I've tried the open trailer thing just dosen't get all the clippings out :-)

Hairy Plotter wrote:
Drive real fast down the highway with the trailer gate open, at midnight!!!

Try contacting the council, www.ipswich.qld.gov.au
however I expect anything other than authorised dumping would be illegal if
caught.
I am in Flinders View and have 10 acre paddock over my back fence for all my
clippings. :-)

H.P.


"Paul Smart" wrote in message
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Greetings All,
I have recently started a lawn mowing and gardening
service in and around Ipswich QLD. I was wondering if anyone knows of
another place, besides the local dump, where i can drop off the grass
clippings?
Regards
Paul





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Old 05-03-2003, 09:09 AM
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In article , Paul Smart wrote:
Greetings All,
I have recently started a lawn mowing and gardening
service in and around Ipswich QLD. I was wondering if anyone knows of
another place, besides the local dump, where i can drop off the grass
clippings?


Here's an alternative idea:

Lash some old palletts together 4X4 overhead it would look something
like this:

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Dump your clippings in each one in turn. Try to get as many leaves
mixed up in the clippings as possible. Leave for 3-6 months, and
voila you have reasonalbe compost or pretty good mulch at the end of
the process.


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Old 11-03-2003, 12:11 AM
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G'day,

Yes, compost them and sell it back to your clients next year as compost!

China
Wingham
NSW





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Old 16-03-2003, 04:56 AM
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Paul Smart wrote in message ...
Greetings All,
I have recently started a lawn mowing and gardening
service in and around Ipswich QLD. I was wondering if anyone knows of
another place, besides the local dump, where i can drop off the grass
clippings?
Regards
Paul


Can you buy, lease or rent acouple of acres away from residential
areas?

If you can, buy yourself an old end loader, some animal manure,
preferably cow, pig or sheep, some hardwood sadust, bedding straw from
stables and start a compst heap.

You will need the end loader for stirring the compost and loading it
onto vehicles to cart it away.

Good organic compost will just about sell itself. Also contact the
landscape gardeners and other lawn mowing services. Buy or encourage
them to dump their clippings at your composting site.

All this depends, of course, on obtaining land and the council
licences/permits/red tape bullshit before you start.
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Woofie wrote:
Paul Smart wrote in message ...

Greetings All,
I have recently started a lawn mowing and gardening
service in and around Ipswich QLD. I was wondering if anyone knows of
another place, besides the local dump, where i can drop off the grass
clippings?
Regards
Paul



Can you buy, lease or rent acouple of acres away from residential
areas?

If you can, buy yourself an old end loader, some animal manure,
preferably cow, pig or sheep, some hardwood sadust, bedding straw from
stables and start a compst heap.

You will need the end loader for stirring the compost and loading it
onto vehicles to cart it away.

Good organic compost will just about sell itself. Also contact the
landscape gardeners and other lawn mowing services. Buy or encourage
them to dump their clippings at your composting site.

All this depends, of course, on obtaining land and the council
licences/permits/red tape bullshit before you start.


Great Idea, I'm keeping some of the good grass clippings and making
compost out of it to sell back to customer next season.
But i like your idea, Now just have to find somewhere cheap near
us...mmmmmmmm

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Old 29-03-2003, 04:32 PM
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Paul Smart wrote in message ...
Woofie wrote:
Paul Smart wrote in message ...

Greetings All,
I have recently started a lawn mowing and gardening
service in and around Ipswich QLD. I was wondering if anyone knows of
another place, besides the local dump, where i can drop off the grass
clippings?
Regards
Paul



Can you buy, lease or rent acouple of acres away from residential
areas?

If you can, buy yourself an old end loader, some animal manure,
preferably cow, pig or sheep, some hardwood sadust, bedding straw from
stables and start a compst heap.

You will need the end loader for stirring the compost and loading it
onto vehicles to cart it away.

Good organic compost will just about sell itself. Also contact the
landscape gardeners and other lawn mowing services. Buy or encourage
them to dump their clippings at your composting site.

All this depends, of course, on obtaining land and the council
licences/permits/red tape bullshit before you start.


Great Idea, I'm keeping some of the good grass clippings and making
compost out of it to sell back to customer next season.
But i like your idea, Now just have to find somewhere cheap near
us...mmmmmmmm


Just one other point - make your monster composter well away ( and
preferably ut of sight) of inhabited residences. Some people don't
like the smell of nature at work. Not that the compost heap should
smell. If it stinks its not a healthy heap. My little backyard bin has
a anice musty perfume coming out so I know its working properly.


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