While I’ve found living on the main street in my suburb is a little noisy at times, I’ve also found that with the increased traffic and nice wide nature strip you can dispose of virtually anything.
Last year I emptied my old wood shed (as I no longer have a fireplace), and dumped all of the old logs on the nature strip.
Late in the evening we put up a sign “Free Firewood”, by the time I got home from work the next day every scrap was magically gone.
Over the last week I pulled down my old wood shed, carport, hills hoist, and an old wrought iron gate (to make way for the mega-garage), and on Friday evening stacked all of the old steel on the nature strip for the scrap metal guys to collect on Monday.
Over Saturday I had had heaps of people inquiring about the scrap metal stacked out the front, and told them they can take what they like.
As of Sunday morning there are only a few miniscule scraps of steel left for the guys to collect tomorrow. Who would pay $16 a trailer load at the tip when you can get rid of garbage for free?
Time for a beer…