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anyone ever used free top soil?

3 months ago
last modified: 3 months ago

a landscaper just informed me that the waste management service here offers free topsoil for pickup.

initially, I was excited. But I called them up to get more information, and I could not get answers to any of my questions about the source and composition of the soil. Asking at last how I could find out more, the lady on the phone said: "they probably won't tell you" - which I have to say I found a bit odd!

Has anyone ever gotten topsoil through a similar sort of program in their area? any opinions? Is it generally good quality, bad?

I'm reluctant to use it knowing nothing about it, because I'm left wondering: well, why is it free?

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