Trash trash trash . . .
70 acres . . . same owner for 20ish years, total slob and moron.
Four front loader tires, garbage, blown out sidewalls, full of water, sand, mosquitoes, one on a rim, all stuffed in the bushes, overgrown, out of sight out of (his) mind. Six feet tall! Three of them off the rim came out using pallet forks, the last one had to be dragged out with a chain.
How to get rid of them? . . . nearest recycler for tires this big is Pittsburgh (I'm in FL), that won't work. Try Cragslist, free landscaping tires, no nibbles. Get a phone call "Still gottem?" yes. "Advertise them as crossfit." Click.
OK, change ad. Three tires go out in three days flat, still have the one on the rim. Someone calls, I tell them they'll need a beefy trailer because this thing is HEAVY. In fact, my tractor won't lift it - neighbor's much bigger one will, but just.
Guy shows up with a landscaper's trailer (light duty) behind an old Ranger pickup. I tell him this tire is going to bust his trailer, he says, no, it is a strong trailer, go ahead and load it. Reluctantly, we do, and we watch the trailer go to its knees as we gradually lower the tire and rim onto it.
He starts the truck and merrily goes off down our dirt road to the city's paved road. I'm thinking please Lord, don't let that trailer break until he's off the property. Prayer answered, he made it to the paved road and we never saw him again.
Mess number two - about 40 old tires piled into a 25 foot fiberglass boat hull, lots of holes, dirt, standing water and wasp nests. Ick. Local dump wants to charge $35 a foot to take it, and we have to saw it up and deliver it. Contract trash hauler for the city says four tires a year - it is going to take me a decade to clean this up. Double ick.
Contract trash hauler goes to city to renew their contract. One commissioner says he'll vote yes if they can put the city logo on the trash buggies. Hauler says OK, but who has the logo artwork? Silence - until I say " I do, I'll send it to you." Contract approved.
Three days later I call the guy up and ask if he got the artwork. Yes and thank you. Oh by the way, I have this busted up old boat hull full of tires, it is 400 feet from the entrance to the property, do you have any idea how I might be able to get rid of it? Next morning it is GONE -somehow magically disappeared ;-)
We're still finding occasional tires, rolls of chain link fencing, old telephone poles, empty oil cans, but it is becoming manageable. Amazing how grubby some people can be - but we will make it all go away, eventually.