How To Dispose Of Excess Soil

Disposing of excess soil after an intense landscaping, building or gardening project can be a difficult task. It’s a heavy, messy and bulky product that you can’t throw in any of your refuse bins. So, what can you do with it?

Option number one, the simplest and easiest for you, is to simply give it to us. At Eco, we operate a standalone soil recycling facility that takes your boring, old soil and recycles it into high quality, nutrient rich and aggregate free soils, perfect for a huge range of landscaping solutions. It’s good for the environment.

It’s as simple as that and there’s no difficult labour for you to do (other than getting it to us). You can read more about how we recycle soil and the benefits to the environment (and you) in our blog, here.

Put simply, we take the soil and verify its origin. We then filter it through a number of systems to ensure a consistent particle size, remove all stones and greens and viable weed seeds. We then fortify the refined soil with quality compost, to ensure a great level of nutrients, PH balance and water retention. What’s left is our range of quality soils perfect for landscaping operations.

If you don’t quite have the ability to shift earth to our facility, there are a number of uses that you can make for it in situ.

Option number two is to use it. Take the soil that you have and combine it with some quality compost to create a nutrient rich soil, perfect for landscaping projects. Covering your lawn with a thin layer of this soil will promote growth, water retention and encourage a thicker lawn over the summer and is a great method of using a large quantity of soil. Alternatively, you can use the newly updated soil/compost mix to update planters, turn into flower beds with fresh aerated soil, or to start brand new ones with great soil.

Option number three: don’t just add compost to the soil; add the soil to your compost! If you’ve got a compost heap, add soil to it to encourage aeration, degradation and digestion for a higher quality and richer compost. Adding soil adds natural microbes and insects that will help to break down natural matter faster and give you greater amount of quality compost, in a much faster time frame.