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Couch dumping?

Postby Homiesinheaven » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:03 am

meow!

does anyone know of a trash place or two in Reno that will accept couches or bulkier items for dumping after the burn?

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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Bob » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:17 am

If you're incapable of reading the Survival Guide, try emailing the eplaya moderators directly so the rest of us don't lose our lunch on the keyboard.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Homiesinheaven » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:25 am

hi Bob! pissed off at the world again ey? the Survival Guide mentions trash bags not bulkier items. care to enlighten?
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby BBadger » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:40 am

In the words of Rafiki:

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LOOK HARDER.

Here's a hint: search for "cubic yard".
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby trilobyte » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:46 am

Radical lack of reliance for the loss!

Check the sticky thread in this very board.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Homiesinheaven » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:51 am

thanks guys! there's nothing mentioning couches specifically on that sticky thread and it's not clear on the Survival Guide that couches would be allowed at those locations but i'll take your word that "cubic yard" means they'll take them.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby MikeGyver » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:46 pm

Homiesinheaven wrote:thanks guys! there's nothing mentioning couches specifically on that sticky thread and it's not clear on the Survival Guide that couches would be allowed at those locations but i'll take your word that "cubic yard" means they'll take them.


Apparently you haven't been to a landfill before, they take pretty much anything a normal person would have to throw away and they have signs out front saying things they wont take. Most things they don't accept for normal rates (at my local one) you have an option to pay more and they will still dispose of it properly.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Homiesinheaven » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:14 pm

hi Mrpatatomoto!

besides Lockwood which of the places listed here are landfills?

http://survival.burningman.com/leave-no ... ck-it-out/

i'm asking because Wholefoods and Save Mart will not accept couches. again, it's not specified so i'm asking where people have dumped their couches before.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby MikeGyver » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:37 pm

Waste Management isn't really landfills but take bulk items too. Anywhere on that list will probably take your couch, you could always even take a sledge hammer to it and make it smaller so you pay less.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Bob » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:33 pm

Landfills and transfer stations generally charge by weight, not volume, except for items like tires that may be charged by the piece. Expect a $20 - $25 minimum per load. The locals in Gerlach and Nixon charge by the sack, last I heard. Which means they probably aren't equipped to handle a fucking couch.

BTW, I use that moop couch as avatar because I've had to clean up after people like you, Homie. Why the fuck are you bringing a couch?
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby pink » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:15 am

Or, why the fuck are you looking to dump it?

Camp I was in my first year had two couches. But then again, they brought up two box trucks of stuff and had a storage unit for the other 11.5 months of the year.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby BBadger » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:27 am

Homiesinheaven wrote:thanks guys! there's nothing mentioning couches specifically on that sticky thread and it's not clear on the Survival Guide that couches would be allowed at those locations but i'll take your word that "cubic yard" means they'll take them.


Yes, it is a major oversight that specific types of furniture are not mentioned for acceptance at the trash landfills.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby CornMan » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:07 am

I'm sorry you were not able to get any concrete information here on eplaya about the various landfills in the Nevada area and their pricing policies. Some places in Northern California charge a flat fee for couches, etc. One of the owners of the orphaned couches I picked up told me he saves money by taking a sledge hammer to furniture and turning it into rubble. Many of the couches I get on craigslist are destined to go to the landfill anyway if I didn't take them off their hands, or they'd dump them in some back alley. I feel it's good that these couches get at least one more good use before they are dumped. The prior owners are happy that they are not the ones who have to pay the disposal fee.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:12 am

The last couch that I dumped at the landfill in South Lake Tahoe charged $55. If it's in decent shape and vacuumed, then Goodwill or Salvation Army will most likely take it at a drop off location.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby CornMan » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:17 am

Last year, a friend took our couches to a house which was being foreclosed.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Homiesinheaven » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:15 am

thanks for the help guys!

BBadger wrote:Yes, it is a major oversight that specific types of furniture are not mentioned for acceptance at the trash landfills.


well since Wholefoods and Save Mart will take trash but not couches I want to make sure I go to one place that will accept everything. dont want to be turned away and then drive all over Reno looking for a place that will take couches.

pink wrote:Or, why the fuck are you looking to dump it?


as you know it's gonna be a dustbowl this year so we're gonna anticipate the couches to be trashed. we want to dump it in Reno to save on gas and not have to deal with it when we get home. this thread will be helpful for people traveling from far away lands. so... i called and these places will take couches:

Waste Management Transfer Station
1390 East Commercial Row, Reno, NV, 775-326-2416 (different from Survival Guide). 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekends and Labor Day. $7.50 per cubic yard, $19 minimum. (they said $20 for two couches)

Trash Pros
1299 Washeim Street, State Route 447, Wadsworth, NV, 775-575-0707 (just north of Wadsworth)
$8 per cubic yard. M-Sat 8-5 CLOSED on Labor Day

i didnt bother with Lockwood because it's closed on weekends and Labor Day.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Foxfur » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:00 pm

Bobnoxious does it free.

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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:19 pm

Then what?

Charred remains, rusted springs...

Somebody's gotta be needy enough to use it.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Foxfur » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:57 pm

I personally dragged a magnet "broom" over each of the 5 spots AND 4 campfire rings (only one of which was ours...) as well as the effigy remains and nabbed every last nail, screw, and spring :D
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby uncle sticky » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:22 pm

"Bobnoxious does it free."

And he'll take care of it for you right in Downtown Reno!
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Foxfur » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:19 pm

uncle sticky wrote:"Bobnoxious does it free."

And he'll take care of it for you right in Downtown Reno!

You were there too, eh?

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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:26 pm

Btw, fuck the bandwagon hecklers.

Go troll on Reddit.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Foxfur » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:45 pm

junglesmacks wrote:Btw, fuck the bandwagon hecklers.

Go troll on Reddit.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:21 pm

Foxfur wrote:I personally dragged a magnet "broom" over each of the 5 spots AND 4 campfire rings (only one of which was ours...) as well as the effigy remains and nabbed every last nail, screw, and spring :D
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby teardropper » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:58 pm

I am bringing a couch, pretty nice white fabric one, and it will go back the way it came. What's the big deal?
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Homiesinheaven » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:13 am

teardropper wrote:I am bringing a couch, pretty nice white fabric one, and it will go back the way it came. What's the big deal?


not everyone owns a vehicle big enough to transport big items. this saves gas money and transport costs.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Nipple » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:13 am

Homiesinheaven wrote:not everyone owns a vehicle big enough to transport big items. this saves gas money and transport costs.


This statement confuses me. If you don't have a vehicle big enough to transport a couch... how is it getting there?

BTW: I HOPE TO FUCKING GOD YOU SAY "AIRLIFT" BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE THE MOST EXCITING THING THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD THIS MORNING.

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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Oldguy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:18 am

Recycle, there is good money in couch springs, BBQs, and most steel scraps like dead lawnmowers.
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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Bob » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:19 am

Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Re: Couch dumping?

Postby Homiesinheaven » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:22 am

Nipple wrote:BTW: I HOPE TO FUCKING GOD YOU SAY "AIRLIFT" BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE THE MOST EXCITING THING THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD THIS MORNING.

PLEASE SAY AIRLIFT.


airlift!

what I mean is owning versus renting versus paying someone to haul it for you. it's obviously no problemo if you own a vehicle that can transport a couch from A to B like teardropper seems to. in my case we're having couches hauled from Oakland to BRC. getting them from SF to Oakland requires having a friend with a pick up truck help us out. instead of having them hauled back to Oakland after the burn, dumping them in Reno saves gas and the hassle.
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