Not a joke... I'm actually in Chicago and might be a longshot, but I have about 4 yards of dirt left over from a landscaping project. It's free for the taking. All you have to do is have a way to transport. Good, fertile soil for gardening, as we replaced it with pea gravel to eliminate the weeds growing out front my building.
Located near the corner of Damen/Fulton in Chicago. Some of it is in large "dumpster bags" than can be lifted by a forklift.
I don't get on here often, so best bet is to call me direct.
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