Anne Miller wrote:It seems to me that the easiest way to solve the problem would be to bury it in lots of leaves and wood chips. I mean deep. Maybe putting a layer of cardboard down first. Then plant something. Maybe grow mushrooms.
Nicole Alderman wrote:I was FILTHY after cleaning this area up. I smelled of poopy anaerobic bacteria and was covered in duck poopy, leafy plastic slury. It was definitely time for a shower.
Chris Kott wrote:Again, burning is bad. It will disperse the most volatile elements into the surrounding environment, and create situations in which you don't want to grow food.
At that point, better to just leave the plastc bits. Mulch overtop of them to keep them out of the sun, and just don't worry about them.
Better than creating a bunch of dioxins so the soil can be pretty.
Chris Kott wrote:Oh, please don't burn your soil. Doing as F Agricola suggests would just create dioxins in the soil you're trying to cleanse.
a highly toxic compound produced as a byproduct in some manufacturing processes, notably herbicide production and paper bleaching. It is a serious and persistent environmental pollutant.
Kenneth Elwell wrote: Nicole, instead of hand picking the bits, have you tried a vacuum? Either a shop-vac or one of the leaf vacuums?
Sonja Draven wrote: Nicole, I had a similar project a few years ago. There was an abandoned blue plastic tarp in some of the woods where we had had a wood storage area when I was a kid.