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where do you dump snow during relocation?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,885

    we already have approvals for several sites in nj. my father used to work for the state years back and said they always dumped it in the deleware river.

    i heard that a year ago there was a law that was passed prohibiting this

    online, says this stopped in the 1980s lol

    i was thinking a farm field or something that wouldnt matter with the piles of mounded up snow?

    short of an snow melter that theyve used in cities, what else can you do with it once its loaded onto trucks?
  2. WMHLC

    WMHLC Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Look for a vacant commerical building in the area and contact the realtor and see if you can dump it there, or call some property managers and see if they have an area you can dump. We do this and we also pile it up at our shop.
  3. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Couldent you just dump it in a river or something?
  4. smokin4by

    smokin4by Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 98

    NO call EPA on that one. ahhh i don't want too involved on this one, but check with a local dump, or gravel pit. alot of times gravel pits will have old pits they used to mine and they will let you use an area around them.

    be honest with the property manager that wants you to haul it away if you do not have anywhere to take it. alot of times they do know where to take it. remember, its not the first time it has snowed there. and if they are asking, they have done it before.
  5. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I always just tailgate it back on some roads that haven't been plowed yet, lol. Most farmers don't want it in the fields due to the salt. Farmers already ***** cause they are broke, they don't want to chance salt killing out crop. However, I have two farmers that don't mind one way or another since they get paid not to plant the fields anyhow. So find something along those lines, and you should be good to go. No river dumping though the tree huggers get upset, when you kill off the alge.
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Check with your town to, you may need a dumping permit.
  7. iamhere

    iamhere Senior Member
    from Tn
    Messages: 108

    Got anyone who hasn't payed their bill? Lol
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Around here, we have a certain number of hours after the storm to dump in the ocean. Pretty sure it's 72 hours.
  9. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    our city provides a place for dumping, we have 3 different sites the city has designated, and they even take care of the stacking.
  10. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 814

    Ive never herd of a time limit...doesn't make sense

    In this day and age dumping anything in water is illegal. Check with your town, around here you can pay to dump it at the city snow dump or find a pit or a property. If there's any water nearby you have to have a permit. In Canada the fines are harsh...
  11. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    we have 10 acrea to dump in
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I have spot that would be a couple hours closer.

  13. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I am sooo sure you do.....:nono:
  14. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    our county lets gives us an area to dump at the fairgrounds. each contractor gets their own area. in the spring after the melt off we have to go clean any debris carried from the lots.