The weekend strategy is fairly positive. We will gather together all the pallets on the property and take them via a friend’s trailer to a nearby place where they recycle old pallets (massive chipper and use the wood pulp of other purposes). I need to contact a neighbor, who knows the location for the recycler.
On the heels of the pallets going away there is more scrap metal to be removed. Last weekend we came upon a lot of metal, much of which for inexplicable reasons was shoved into an attic of the garage. So far this week, the Team has removed two loads via a trailer and are in excess of 3,000 pounds. They still have remaining metal for a third load. That will bring the total close to 8,000 pounds of scrap metal…4 tons!! What is so ironic about this is that while I perused my Aunt’s hoarding mess last year and cleaned up the driveway and back yard areas there was almost no hint of this stuff buried about the yard under other stuff. Her preoccupation with black wrought iron is amazing. By contrast, my mom’s hoarding home didn’t yield but maybe a hundred pounds of scrap metal.
Once the scrap metal and pallets are out, a drop box is to be delivered early afternoon tomorrow. So, the clock will be ticking to get the Team there early, yard out the pallets and scrap metal and then take delivery of the drop box. The remaining garbage, debris, mess and gunk will be gathered outside and tucked away in what may be one of the last drop boxes for here. There may be a need for one down the road after sales but I think we are nearing (knock on a pallet) the end of drop boxes for awhile. That will be eight in just the last month since my Aunt’s death. A total of 19, I believe, and as many or more at my mom’s. Amazing amounts of debris and the removal via the drop box is a considerable expense to factor in + manpower and time.