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Does anybody have good ideas for getting free wood chips?
I'm in South Australia and the ways that I've seen mentioned just don't seem to be available here.
I could easily use hundreds of tons of these wood chips, so buying them is completely out of the question.
 
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Who maintains the power lines and right-of-ways in South Australia? Most maintenance companies that have to clear brush and trees and cut back undergrowth generate large amounts of wood chips. If they haven't got a biomass plant to take what they generate, they usually have more than they know what to do with. Maybe you can approach them and ask for their surplus.
 
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My city has free mulch at the green waste area so it is just a matter of transport. But Before they started the program there were opportunities to just go up and ask a tree trimming company to dump a load on your property. One of my old neighbors had a regular free drop off of chips, and last I saw they had a pile as tall as their house in the front yard!
 
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