Put it down your trousers, making sure your socks are on the outside. Up the road shake a leg and the soil disappears. Saw this in a film once Might take a while though.
Seriously though talk to the council who might accept the soil as waste at your local tip. It cannot be considered 'clean' unless tested. Probably easier to dispose of to a farmer or similar who needs it. What volume are you looking at? Should go to a licensed site or big fines. All you will save is the transport cost so doubt it is a worthwhile exercise to dispose of the soil yourself.
when my dad dug out his front garden to extend the driveway he put an add up for free top soil on the roadside...we thought he was mad but he shiffted tonnes to alsorts of ppl from pikies in trucks to some little old bloke on a bike that wanted it for his window box. he just left a spade out for them!!
I paid cash to a bloke from the water utility people who are always digging up our roads who shifted approx 40 tonnes of muck and stuff for £50 a load (he did it in 4 loads). If you see any roadworks nearby, approach the grab-wagon driver !
ChrisB i'd be intrested to hear advice from your old man,eventhough it may not be what i want to hear
Its too much soil for someone to collect for gardens etc
The covered area is roughly about 5000 square ft and about 40ft in height so its alot of soil.
I think finding a farmer who needs to fill a ditch in the woods would be my best bet...
Ah the Pudsey defense! a strong and valid one but it is easily countered by the Dales or North York Moors counter attack . I worked for a utility firm for a while in between office jobs and it is amazingly easy to get a Grab wagon to remove alsorts if the right kind of incentive is offered it will get the Grab driver in to trouble if they get caught by their employers but this is rare. The guys I worked with were forever doing jobs on the side like this, adding any spoil to what they were already carrying and passing it off as spoil from the jobs they were working on. Franko, drop me mail as per profile and I will tell you which firm to look out for.
Long shot but you could ask any turf farms in the area as they take soil in quantity but obviously needs to be decent quality. I think you should find a free and legitimate home for it along lines suggested especially if you can deliver. DL
i believe that this lot may be able to help you out in this situation. just don't be surprised if you see your mound of soil re-appear in piles located in various cul-de-sacs, roadside verges etc in your locality. this is one of the unexpected benefits of the landfill tax, btw.
20k sounds about right actually quite cheap.
This is purely about supply and demand and i have been in both positions.
once had to erect a huge sound barrier between industrial and residential sites about a quarter of a mile long and about 12 foot high in Long Eaton and could charge people to tip subsoil and basically got it done for free.
but i have also had to pay to have smaller sites filled for ground levels ( rarer but it does happen ).
depends on who is building what at the time ie banking for road works/flood plains etc or big holes being dug ie channel tunnel to name one