Living out of city limits has some down falls. One, there is no weekly trash pick-up. We could pay to have a dumpster, but that is very expensive. It certainly makes you think about what you throw away when you have to haul it yourself somewhere. So we sort our trash before we take it to different places such as the dump and different recycling centers. Our "Bone Yard" has pile areas. Unfortunately, this last time the metals got thrown all together. The recycling centers have different prices for Sheet Metal (I call it thin metals) and what I call heavy metal, I think they call Prepared but I am not sure. I had used feed bags to keep our metal food cans in and those fell apart in the sun. So the best way I found is using large heavy duty black planters that trees come in. The drain holes are great to allow water to pass through without becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes. You can see pieces of an old kiln, old washing machine, scrap we found while cleaning our mile of highway that we volunteer for. We also pick up other peoples litter in the desert and toss it into the pile. Oh, and truck parts.
Feed bags and cardboard box fell apart........ made more work for me! I thought I would be making a run to the recyclers sooner and be able to catch them before the sun rotted them.
Heavy duty rubber planters work best for small metal pieces and tin cans.
After removing all the thin and small metal pieces I have a pile of heavy stuff left for another trip. Dan will remove the tires from the rims.
So I did use new feedbags to run the metal in. Total weight was 360 pounds (adds up fast!) and it paid for the gas into town to run other errands..........$25.33