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    Hi all

    Have built a treated sleeper retaining wall and now need to backfill the area ( approx 9 t ) . What is the best material to use ? I need to fill up 40-60cm before topsoil and new turf over the top.I have seen blue metal but seems a bit exxy at over $50 a tonne . I have seen recycled agg which is more reasonable about $30 a tonne is there any problems with this ? Should i get 10mm ,20mm or the 40-70mm size ? Or is there another material better ?

    thanks !

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    i have approx 5 tonnes of cleanfill for free if you want?

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    recycled ag would be fine, this is only subsoil. you could use any kind of clean fill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLUGGO33X View Post
    i have approx 5 tonnes of cleanfill for free if you want?

    thanks but its more work ! unless you have a 5 tonne tipper also Not looking forward to shoveling once from my driveway dont want to do it twice ! Thanks for the responses guys i reckon i will go with the recycled agg ,20mm for easy shovelling .

    cheers

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    An ag line and some geotextile blanket around it will help prevent it silting up for a while.
    Cheers, John

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