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How to dispose of excess soil
22nd March 2021

How to dispose of excess soil

If you buy a ton of topsoil for a gardening or landscaping project but then manage to complete the job without using it all, you will need to find uses or a disposal method for the excess.

It is illegal to just dump it somewhere, even in the woods or somewhere wild where you might think it will do no harm, so here we look at the best options for disposing of excess soil.

 

Repurpose for Other Gardening Projects

The chances are that the amount of soil you have left over after using it for its original purpose will not be so much. Perhaps a significant enough amount that something needs to be done about it, but if it is not an entire ton of topsoil you need to shift then consider using it for other gardening projects.

You can use the soil to create a new flowerbed, or fill pots to grow plants indoors or outside. You could also consider building a vegetable patch to grow all sorts of goodies for lunch and dinner.

There are also numerous DIY gardening projects you can take inspirations from, so check gardening websites and search for gardening terms on social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram.

 

Advertise Your Excess Soil Locally

If you really cannot find any other purposes for your excess soil, then you can offer it to somebody local who does have a need for it. Whether you want to sell it or simply offer it for free to get rid of it as quickly as possible, there is likely somebody in the local area who could use the soil for their own landscaping purposes.

The first thing to do is check with friends and family to see if there’s anyone you know that could use the excess soil. You can also check with neighbours or put a sign on your gate so they can see there is soil available. If there is a farm nearby, then they might be well worth giving a call to see if they could use the soil too.

 

Skip Hire

If you have no takers for your excess soil then one option you have is to hire a skip which you can fill and then have taken away. This has the benefit of allowing you to do the job in your own time.

Do check that the skip hire company you use has the correct licence to collect and dispose of the topsoil and that they will do so responsibly in an environmentally friendly way. If all is good then they should also be able to advise you as to what size skip you need according to how much excess soil you have left over.

 

Waste Clearance Service

One way to avoid doing any of the work yourself is to hire a complete waste clearance service. They will come and collect the soil and any other garden waste you have and take care of the loading and disposing all by themselves. You will of course need to be present at home at the time you arrange with them to collect the waste.

 

If you require a ton of topsoil or want to enquire as to how much is topsoil costing these days, then contact Springbridge via our website or call today on 0845 370 1921 for more information.