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    • Gfd
    • By Gfd 14th Mar 17, 6:10 PM
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    Garden Rubbish
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    • 14th Mar 17, 6:10 PM
    Garden Rubbish 14th Mar 17 at 6:10 PM
    Hi all,
    I hope someone can offer some advice. I moved into small house with my partner 18 months ago. The house was clean and cleared of any waste as was the garden. I have a shed (which was left by the previous owner) at the bottom of the garden with a large ivy and holly bush behind it.
    I have been cutting this bush back and have uncovered a large barrel which seems to contain some fluid (it does not seem full of fluid), this was not mentioned on any survey documentation when I bought the house.
    I have called the previous owner to find out about the barrel, he said that he knew that there was a barrel there and that it had been there for the ten years that he owned the property, he did not know that there was any fluid in it and he never had any reason to dispose of the barrel.
    Is the previous owner responsible in any way for the cost of disposal of the barrel and unknown contents?
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    • sparky130a
    • By sparky130a 15th Mar 17, 9:56 AM
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    First time for everything.
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    Get back to the forest you...
    • BBH123
    • By BBH123 15th Mar 17, 10:16 AM
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    I also had the privalege of inheriting a rusty old barrel filled with liquid.

    It is very hard to find someone to take it away as there is so much regulation around toxic loads, I was told mine was filled with red diesal.

    In the end we drained off the fluid and farmer had it and then paid the council to take the barrel away.
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