Whether you've been digging a foundation for a new structure on your property, (like a garage or swimming pool) or another project, you are likely to have a lot of dirt, also called clean fill, piled up on your property. Luckily, for every pound of clean fill you don't want, there is someone out there who does. Perhaps they've taken a pool out, or have other holes they need to fill. So, how do you get rid of your clean fill? There are several options.
Put a Sign Up on Your Front Yard
Put a sign up on your yard letting everyone know you have clean fill for whoever wants it. This is probably the most passive option, but it may take a long time to find a taker, depending on where you live and how much traffic drives by on a daily basis. Another consideration is that by-laws may prohibit the pile of fill from occupying your property for more than a certain period of time. Make sure you understand the laws in your local area. Also, you will have to figure out how they are going to load and transport the fill.
There are several places online where you'll find people looking for clean fill. Some are looking for free fill, while others are willing to pay. It may take you awhile to find someone who can drive to your location (if you live in a remote area) and it might take several attempts to co-ordinate a time and date that works for both of you. And, as with the first option, the 'buyer' will have to figure out how to load and transport the fill. This could be a challenge if they want to take a large amount. They will need a truck that is capable of carrying the amount they want.
Hire a Professional
This is probably the most convenient option and will take the least amount of time and effort. There are companies that specialize in taking away your clean fill and disposing of it in an environmentally responsible manner. This could mean transporting it to a site where it is packaged and sold to consumers, or it may be transported to a site that is free for those who are looking for clean fill. Either way, it's an ideal option if you're looking for expedient and efficient removal.
Regardless of the option you choose, do your due diligence by researching what will best fit your needs. Investigate thoroughly before making your final decision.