Posted: 24/09/2012 at 12:51
Hope you find less stuff than we have unearthed here. We reckon to have taken about 30 tons of rubbish to the local recycling yard over the last 18 years from a 1 acre plot of land.
In one area I was clearing I found an old puchchair (sans enfant) upright, buried in unrotted domestic refuse. We went down over a metre and never found the original soil level. That was in an area of about 20 feet by 16.
Elsewhere I found a pit about a yard square, full of broken glass. I dug down the side of it and the deeper I went the older the glass got. Again I never reached the bottom.
Every time a mole digs down in the Damson wood at the bottom of the garden, it pushes up crockery, glass, bits of metal.
However I think the worst stuff we have found is batteries. Hundreds of them, from the old lead accumulator types to modern torch batteries. They turn up almost every where. We had to put the Veg areas in the place where there was the least number of them, not where we would have liked to put them.