Wednesday, June 20, 2018

What Materials Are Not Safe to Throw in My Dumpster?

One question we receive daily from customers and people inquiring about renting a dumpster, is "Are there any items that I can't throw in the dumpster?"  The answer is, Yes! We cannot accept any hazardous, regulated, or dangerous materials.

Federal, State, and Local governments regulate certain materials which are hazardous to people or the environment. These items include (but are not limited to): asbestos, bio hazardous waste, medical waste,  pesticides, paints or stains, car batteries, oils, antifreeze.

Additionally, we cannot accept dangerous materials that are flammable or combustible. These are items which can cause injury to transfer station workers or other customers disposing of their debris at the site. The heavy machinery running over refuse can cause items to explode. For safety, we cannot accept items such as: ammunition, aerosol products, gasoline, oils, paint thinners, or other combustible chemicals. Many are surprised to find we ARE able to accept tires and appliances, as well as electronics and mattresses. These items however, are at an additional cost to your rental, but can be recycled appropriately for you as a valued added service. 

If you are unsure if an item can go in the dumpster just give us a call at 978-582-1176, or contact us online and we will be happy to answer your questions. 

If you do have toxic or hazardous materials to dispose of you can contact your local Board of Health Department or click here for more information. 

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

5 Simple Projects to Tackle Over Memorial Day Weekend

Has your springtime project list reached an epic length. People usually find themselves most enthused about home improvement in the springtime, those few weeks squeezed between winter hibernation and "OMG-it’s-so-hot-I’m-never-moving-again." Memorial Day weekend is kind of the best time to get cracking on those projects for many reasons (3-days at home, hardware store sales, getting your home dressed to impress for a busy summer). 

Here are 5 simple home projects that you can most definitely conquer this holiday weekend:

1. Clean out your gutters - Gutters are an integral piece of your home's well-being. They serve to control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape. A gutter clogged with leaves, sticks and other debris can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home.This should be done at least twice a year, and Memorial Day is an ideal time to do it. Scoop out leaves, pine needles, and other debris by hand, or vacuum or power wash it out of your gutters before bagging it.

2. Check smoke detector & carbon monoxide batteries - Be sure to check your smoke detector and carbon monoxide batteries often; but this weekend, make this a to-do list priority. Mark your calendar to check both devices again on Labor Day weekend to keep you and your family safe.

3. Paint all the things you've been putting off - A quick coat of paint, whether interior or exterior, is one of the easiest ways to spruce up your home with a big return on investment (paint is often on sale Memorial Day weekend too). Both renters and homeowners alike can take advantage of the benefits of a fresh coat of paint. Depending on the size of the space and how much prep work is needed, painting can take as little as one to two days.

4. Pressure wash your deck and sidingBefore using the pressure washer, take a quick walk around the house to make sure that the siding is all intact and no pieces of vinyl have become loose. Check for cracks in the siding that water might penetrate and identify how the lengths of siding on long walls overlap. Make sure all of your windows are shut and check to see that caulking and glazing on those windows is in good condition so that water doesn’t seep in. If you plan on doing any entertaining this summer, this is a great way to give your deck a "like new" look that will make your next cookout memorable. 

5. Organize your closet, basement, or garage - Tackle one closet in your home that has seen better days. Organize items into three piles--keep, toss, and donate. If you're really feeling motivated, aim for de-cluttering a larger space like an over-filled basement or garage. Most likely you are like the rest of us, and greatly underestimate just how much clutter you have accumulated in your home or garage. A dumpster is an amazing asset to have onsite during a clean out. It takes the hassle out of worrying about just what to do with all those unwanted items you have been sorting through and are now piling up in your driveway. And if cost is an issue, go in on one with your neighbors. Sharing the cost while all being able to finally get rid of unwanted items will benefit everyone.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April Is Stress Awareness Month - Relax With A Residential Friendly Dumpster Rental!

Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and work spaces can leave you feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed.  It can also make it more difficult to relax, both physically and mentally. Yet clutter is rarely recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives. 

We here at Bin There Dump That want to help you cut the clutter and the stress! From our helpful Dumpster Consultants, to our skilled Delivery Experts, your residential friendly dumpster rental will be a hassle-free one. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started on your way to a clutter and stress-free environment:

1. Try tackling your next de-cluttering project as a family. If clutter has invaded your entire house, don't tackle the job alone. Get the whole family involved by starting with a room everyone uses and making each person responsible for a section. If you're on your own, start with one area at a time and finish de-cluttering that area before moving on to another. This will give you a sense of accomplishment as you see your successes little by little.

2. If you don't use it, don't want it, or don't need it, get rid of it. You can toss it, recycle it, or donate it, but don't keep it. If you use it, but only rarely, store it in a box in the garage to leave easy-access space for things you use more often. The best part of throwing your unwanted items into one of our dumpsters is knowing that it will be properly recycled at a local transfer station facility.

3. Organize your garage like another room in the home. Your home may only seem organized because you're using your garage as a dump site. The same storage solutions you use inside your home can be integrated into the garage too. Using shelving, cubbies, and hooks will leave your garage with room to spare. Organizing this space will help to tame the clutter in both the garage and inside your home, you may even be able to park the car in there next winter as a side benefit! 

Give us a call to reserve your rental today! 978-582-1176

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

5 Simple Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 4/22/18

1. BYO Grocery Bags 
Making the effort to put reusable shopping bags in your car could start a new habit that would reduce the use of plastic bags. There are so many nifty bags that fold up to a tiny tiny size, making earth-friendly shopping easy and convenient. 

2. Recycle E-Waste
Slowly but surely, recycling has become available in just about every city and town. But what about the stuff that can't go in the recycling bin? The EPA and other agencies suggest that electronic waste (aka e-waste) is the fastest growing waste stream in the world. Chances are, you've got an outdated electronic appliance gathering dust somewhere in your house right now, and your neighbors probably do too. Make sure these gadgets end up properly recycled instead of taking up space or leaching toxins in a landfill.  *As a value added service, these items can be recycled into one of our rentals at a slight cost.

3. Go Paper-less 
Did you know that switching all of your bills to e-bill and online invoices can save millions of trees every single year? It's true! And it's not just the use of paper that's bad for the environment. There are the other consumables that go along with it, like ink. Production of ink uses fossil fuels, and most inks contain chemicals and other substances that are harmful to our environment. 

4. Stop drinking bottled water 
Even with recycling efforts, it is said that 6 out of 7 plastic bottles consumed in the US are sent somewhere far and out of sight. In turn, the chemicals from the bottles might get into soils and watersheds, making them toxic and hazardous. There is nothing healthier or you, your wallet, and the planet than filtered tap water in a reusable bottle. 

5. Get Outside 
Earth Day is about enjoying and taking care of the planet, so why spend it inside, glued to a screen? Go for a hike, take a nature walk with your kids, plan a picnic in the park, or a game of kickball with your buddies. Remember how great it feels to have the wind in your hair and the sun on your face! Reconnecting with nature is the best way to remind yourself why we’re fighting so hard to protect it.

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with one of our residential friendly clean & green bins! They are great when tackling a home clean out, renovation project, or even a yard clean up. Whatever the project at hand is, you'll be happy to know that we recycle all materials at local transfer station facilities. 

Give us a call or contact us online and our Dumpster Consultants can discuss your project needs, recommend a size, or schedule a rental. Our office number is 978-582-1176. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Is It Time To Throw It Out? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself

The accumulation of items in a home can build over the years. When you're ready to do a clean out of your home, these 5 questions will help you decide if it's time to get rid of an item.

Are You Paying To Store It? 

To create more space, we sometimes choose to organize our homes by saving unused items at local self storage facilities. Now is the time to evaluate if the rental for storing these items is cost effective. Storage rental vs. current value of an item can help you determine if it's time to throw it out. 

Is It Usable?

On occasion we put stuff aside that might be broken, for later repair. Often, too much time has passed that even the part needed to fix the item, is no longer available to do the actual repair. But, a good guideline to go by with broken items is if you have done without it for a year, you're less likely to miss it when thrown away. 

Have You Bought Another One? 

How many times have we gone to the grocery store and bought eggs only to notice that we already had them? The same can happen with household items. Take inventory! This is the perfect way to eliminate any extras you might have, making for a simple 
clear out and saving you money in the long run. 

What Condition Is It In?

Even if it's not broken, condition can be a factor in determining worth. Has it lost all value to where you can't even resell it? Maybe the condition of the item is even dangerous. Does it have a loose or damaged cord? It might still work, but it's safer to get rid of all items that may be faulty or unsafe. 

Do You Remember Why You Have It? 

It happens, we come across something stowed away in a garage, closet, attic, or even a drawer and don't know what it does or why we even have it. If it has been out of sight and you don't know its purpose, when you come across it while clearing out stuff, it should go.

Once you've gone through your home with these questions, Bin There Dump That has the perfect bin for every size clean out. Our smaller bins assist with jobs of odds and ends. There are also 15 yd and 20 yd bins that will accommodate bulkier items such as appliances and furniture. Just give us a call or contact us online, and our Dumpster Consultants can help you determine the perfect bin for your project. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Room By Room Clean Out Guide by Bin There Dump That

Christmas has come and gone and a new year is here! More often than not, at the end of the year, we wind up with more stuff. Now is the ideal time to clear space. Bin There Dump That is here to help you with a room by room clean out.

Kitchen and Bathrooms

Some of the most popular gifts given are the least popular in garage sales. According to, the wonderful bath products you received in your stocking are the least likely to resell. Clearing out space in your bathroom for the new products is easy by tossing expired ones.

Reader’s Digest says the same goes in the kitchen. Those non-stick pots and pans are warned against in buying secondhand because of the coating. It’s safer to discard of these to create space for the new cookware.

Bedrooms and Closets

It is found that parents spend the most on their kids at Christmas, so it’s time to clear out the broken and heavily used toys in their bedrooms.

Also, the Huffington Post reported the average American throws out 65 lbs. of clothing each year. This is mainly due to ripped clothing, undergarments and worn out shoes not reselling well. One of your biggest space makers can be your closet when you go through your clothing. And don’t forget the linen closet! It’s a great time to get rid of old towels and bedding.

Garage and Attic

Storage space can fill up fast. Before stowing away the holiday decorations, go through all and dispose of items no longer working, like lighting strands. Have a deer that used to light up but can’t fit in your trash? Add that too!

Other items that are mentioned not to buy at garage sales, are certain items for infants. The car seat that you have stored in your attic or garage could be considered unsafe by today’s standards and you would do best by disposing of it with Bin There Dump That.

Let the specialists in bulky and difficult disposal items help you begin the year with a productive room by room clean out. We thank you for your business and look forward to anther year of tackling projects together!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Contractor Friendly Dumpsters

As a contractor, are you tired of constantly waiting for your dumpster to arrive so that you can start the project? Frustrated when you receive a dumpster that is old, rusty and a real eyesore? 

Do you need to receive your dumpster within 24 hours of ordering? Do you need a company that will deliver, pick up, and swap out on time as promised? A company with courteous uniformed Delivery Experts that will take the time to sweep the area after the dumpster has been removed?

Do you need a dumpster company that cares as much about your client's property as you do? Someone who will always protect the surface the dumpster will be placed on 100% of the time?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Bin There Dump That is the dumpster company for you!

We understand your time is valuable. You, nor your client, have days to wait on a dumpster. We guarantee your dumpster will be delivered as scheduled. We also guarantee it will be picked up at the time agreed upon.  Not only do we want to help you look good for your clients, we want to look good for you! You are our first priority!

Our 4 convenient sizes are great for all kinds of projects.  Whether you're a landscaper, roofer, remodeler, or general contractor, we have the bin right for you! 

For more information check out our website or call give our office a call at 978-582-1176.  One of our friendly Dumpster Consultants will be happy to answer your questions, or schedule any needed services.  If your not convinced, check out a few of our reviews!