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Do you need a permit to have a salt bin?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by dieselboy01, May 23, 2014.

  1. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    A friend of mine told me you need a special permit to have bulk salt stored on your property. Has anyone heard of this?
  2. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 805

    Consult your local enviromental people. Surely there are rules, maybe there is a permit.
  3. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,696

    Not sure about Wisconsin, but here in Michigan you don't. What you do need to do here is abide by the DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) regulations. This involves creating and submitting a PIPP (Pollution Incident Prevention Plan) to the DEQ for their approval. There are restrictions and limitations where and how salt can be stored. As long as you are willing to comply with all their requirements and regulations they're pretty accommodating.

    Like framer just suggested do a little leg work and inquire with your states DEQ. I'm sure they'll be able to answer what you need to do there. This might be one of those things where it would be best to ask for permission as opposed to asking for forgiveness.
  4. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    Thanks guys, this give me a direction to head. I didn't know there was a DEQ!
  5. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Get a 40' steel shipping container, keep doors closed.. Nobody knows whats in there
  6. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    I keep thinking about this
  7. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,658

    Those things are about 4k and idk that I'd want to fill it full of salt just to let it get eaten up. For four grand I'd stack a few mafia blocks and put a roof on it.
  8. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

  9. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    I'm going to look at one tomorrow!
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,739

    Sometimes they won't let you rent them b/c of salt. And think about how your gunna fill and unload it
  11. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,401

    Slinger truck to load
  12. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    This one is for sale.

    As for the loading/unloading I have a old Case 450 track loader that will fit inside. I'll just have to dump the salt on the ground in front and push it in, (or scoop and dump) This will be messy but I think it will be worth it VS using bagged salt again this season.

    The other problem is finding a place that will sell me bulk salt. It sounds like suppliers are not taking new customers and only giving people a quarter of what they ordered last year.
  13. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    Its not 25% of last year its 25% of average according to our rep...new customers are going to have a tough time and finding affordable salt if at all.