Country Living
Country Living, Country Skills
Country People - A Country Living Resource and Community
Message Board
Country Topics
Trading Post
Memory Lane
Country Skills
Country Cooking

The Kitchen

Photo Gallery
Vintage Photos
Special Collections

Country Humor
Country Sounds
Coloring Book
Interactive Story

Farm Tractors
Tractor Parts
Tractor Manuals

Classic Trucks
Antique Tractors
Modern Tractors
Site Map
Links Page
Contact Us

Country Discussion Topics
To add your comments to this topic, click on one of the 'Reply' links below.

On Trash
[Return to Topics]

fern(Mi)    Posted 05-05-2004 at 04:17:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
It has been that time of year to clean up our yards. Everybodyís busy, city and country folk alike. In some areas farmers are even busier or more pressed with clean up chores.
I become irritated to no end when I think Iím ready to either work some ground, plant, or harvest to find my field entrance has been used as a well-deposited trash site. Itís not only me, the brothers four across the street, the folks down the road and around the block, but all my farming neighbors. All these kindnesses leaving us mattresses, sofas, tires, Roofing materials incluing tire puncturing nails, and even once edible garbage for starters. Itís our labor to clean it up what was not ours. Its our funds to truck and deposit it in a prepay landfill.
Utility companies are no better. They trim up their trees and under brush and deposit the limbs, branches, and trunks in the field openings. Call them on it, and it could not have been them. Call them and thatís another department. Call them again and all their lines are busy.
And my yard about the house is the last and tallest because of some many inconsiderateís gifted irresponsibilityís dumped on me. And, Iím not supposed to take it personally? These slobs make me I wonder if Iím part of the Nationís bread basket or the trash can?

Spence    Posted 05-05-2004 at 10:18:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Trash is no big deal for me, and wasn't for the early farmers either. Just check the back lots of each farm to see what I mean. Some heaps date back to 1700's. There are antique collectors that search out old trash dumps behind farms.

I didn't mind taking the trouble of putting out trash. Then one day someone decided to take advantage of my good will (I'm paying taxes, so it's my good will). Only one day some time back someone had the idea of making it a science, so now the containers had to be such and such, and oh yes, don't dump this or that. Then, since I was suckered into that one, and there was no reaction from me, another guy thought it would be a good way to make money, so he started to tell them to seperate glass and plastic and such.

Since I found this stuff worthless, they thought they could appeal to my conservation concience, as if I didn't know it was for making money.

I went down to MY dump site(taxes), and the guy I PAY to take care of it(taxes) starts looking into my pickup for stuff he wants to put aside for himself for sale, still no problem, maybe by this time I'm a bit miffed, but not p(*(& off. Then I go in to find some things to take out, no way he says, the stuff belongs to the county since it came in. I've pretty near had it by now.

The last straw was when I went to cut some of those nice hardwood trees they're going to plow under with the trash. My trees, my dump, no problem right?. So at the gate, my employee(taxes)
tells me I can't do it because of insurance(my insurance,taxes) problems I could get hurt. Yeah, I suppose there is some risk, I'M WILLING TO TAKE. After all, I've only been cutting for 40 years with a chainsaw, so I guess I'm not experienced enuff. So my employee(taxes) gets to keep or sell the wood while I freeze.

So now I dump anywhere and at anytime until I get a tax rebate. You'll find many landfill sites on my property and back roads, lawns do wonders to make a pretty site.

Charles    Posted 05-05-2004 at 08:01:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll see your mess pile and raise you 1/2 acre of "I give you my word this will be gone in 1 year" promises(written & verbal), rat infested, car & pickup infested (14 total), travel trailer & tractor w/ misc parts etc etc
-- Took a load of scrap metal to the junk yard yesterday - The big magnet they unload your rig w/ sucked my tailgate right off of its' hinges! The guy operating the magnet/crane rig came running down - I just smiled and told him that I think I'll still be needin' that...

cowlady    Posted 05-05-2004 at 06:15:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Know what you mean. It's pretty irritating and nasty.
Our community put 3 practices in place and it really helps.
1. We got the township to pay our 4-H club to do a road pick up (We make it a mandatory meeting) The township gets cleaned up and we don't have to sell those durn candy bars!
2. Two free days (Spring and Fall)to go to the dump.
3. Recycling centers. Garden Center for paper and leaves, The Dairy for milk jugs, and the dump for metal. It can be a pain driving around, but not so bad if you "put it on the schedule".

I hate to admit it but, putting a deposit on cans in Michigan made an immediate impact. Of all the junk we pick up in Ohio 80% of it is non-deposit beer and pop cans!

john    Posted 05-05-2004 at 05:18:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can understand why Fern feels this way,why do they think that since ya live in the country they can get rid of their crap anywheres they want? A few yeara ago I had a similer proble, cept this yahoo was on time every wed evening,1:00am he would pull his ford pickup into my side yard and dump his trash against the fence. I called the local police but they said they couldn't do anything untill I got a license number or name.well I got fed up,took a 4x4 and pounded over 80 nails in it,I think they were 16D spikes,took it out near the entranec way of that yard and buried it,with just the nails sticking out of the ground,even drove hog rod into the ends to keep in in the ground,then spray painted it green and brown adn black,yep,country camoflage! I changed my scheduel the next wednesday and parked my truck in backl of the neighbors barn,watched johnny carson and waited...just about 1am he shows up,doesn't see me standing on the front porch,in the dark,and proceeds to drive though the entranceway to the yard...I hear alot of "PF-f-f-f-fT's" and cussing and yelling...the last think I heard was the familier sound of "flop,flop.flop.flop"going down the road...moral=no more trash dumped in my yard and the sheriff in that town justhappened to have a brother in law that worked at the local tire shop, he told me days later that the suspect was apprehended and asked if I wanteed to press charges.I told him not at this time,he paid well enough with his tires. just a suggestion though,,,if you take this route make sure the nails are on YOUR property...LOL..sometimes sheriffs cars turn aorund in them lil gateways to the yards...LOL

deadcarp    Posted 05-05-2004 at 04:44:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've decided there's only 2 kinds of trash - burnables and non-burnables. Soon as it rains, the burnables ar guaranteed to disappear by morning and the rest gets recycled.

I hafta give a little credit to our county's recycling setup - they provide separate places for tires, windows & doors, appliances, boards, barrels, compost and such - and some people are dummies, so between that and the pallets behind fleet supply, i've shopped ther first and saved a fortune on projects. :)

Solution!    Posted 05-05-2004 at 04:26:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pile it all up and put a FREE sign next to the pile....dem yuppies will fill their little beemers right up.

ps:we go through the same durn thing here...if folks appreciate the country as much as they flap their gums about it then why trash it up? Makes no sense to me.


Fern(Mi)    Posted 05-05-2004 at 04:34:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have tried hitching Ruben to to save gas. Shoot, It wasn't gas he was saving. Geting it full blast I couldn't take it and he wouldn't take his part to the dump.
Ta's got to lock up them pickled eggs!!! WHEW!!!
Fernan a somewhat dubious lover of blue eyed wimmins for the next few days??? SLMAO....!

[Return to Topics]

[Home] [Search]

Copyright © 1999-2013
All Rights Reserved
A Country Living Resource and Community