Using reused recycled wheelbarrow to transport compost, Commercial grade wheelbarrow discarded by friends years ago, Replaced arm with felled tree milled lumber
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
I was in the backyard a few minutes ago moving compost around and realized that the old wheelbarrow I was using was a multi faceted recycling example.
Some friends of mine discarded it years ago I suppose because the tire kept going flat.
It is commercial grade and a little pricey new so I jumped on it and have used it for years.
I improved the seal of the tire on the rim by applying petroleum jelly, I trick I learned many years ago.
When the tire gets low I simply pump it up with my compressor.
The left arm broke last year so I milled a piece good enough for government work from a small tree I had already felled.
It still works like a champ.
An example of keeping a perfectly useful wheelbarrow, felled tree and compost components from the landfill.
Two high capacity Clivus composters are located in a utility room behind the main lecture hall. About 4 wheelbarrow loads of compost are removed each year. A pick-up truck tank is used for transport to the nutrient recycling area.