Friday, July 10, 2020

Bagster VS Dumpster Rental

Paper or plastic? Dogs or cats? The correct answers depend on what you need, want or prefer. Similarly, dumpsters and the Bagster also have their own sets of pros and cons. So before you use one or the other, make sure to do your homework to see which one is best for you and your project.
Here are five things to consider when it comes to choosing between WM Bagster  (Waste Management) vs. dumpster rental from a local provider like Bin There Dump That.

Container Size And Materials Accepted
The main determining factor for you might be what you can fit in the dumpster or WM Bagster.
Dumpsters come in a variety of sizes from 4- to 40-yard bins and hold both small and large items, including boxes, furniture, landscape and home renovation materials, appliances, clothes, trash and clutter. You can talk with the dumpster operator to see which size they would recommend for your project.
The WM Bagster is designed to handle smaller jobs like garage, attic or yard cleanouts and is 2 1/2 feet high, 4 feet wide and 8 feet long. It has a 3-cubic-yard capacity and can hold up to 3,300 pounds of debris or waste. The WM Bagster is only available in one size.
They both do not accept hazardous materials.


While both can help you clear your home of clutter and unwanted items, they have different levels of durability.
The WM Bagster is a tarp-like material with handles. When you put items in the bag, you'll need to start filling it at the edges to help the bag keep its rectangular shape. You should also lay items down flat and not pile debris above the edges.
A dumpster is heavy-duty, allowing you to throw or carry items into the bin. So there's no need to lay items flat, as the dumpster is a hard metal and won't lose its shape.


consider the accessibility of the dumpster at drop-off and pick-up when comparing the bagster vs. dumpster rentalYou can put dumpsters and the WM Bagster on your driveway or yard (with some exceptions). If you want to put them on the street, you'll need to check with the city and ask about local regulations.
You can have the dumpster operator leave the rental in a convenient location on your property. Just avoid putting it on sloped surfaces, a neighbor's yard or soft ground. The operator will put boards under the bin to keep it from damaging your yard or driveway.
Since the WM Bagster is picked up by a crane on the Waste Management truck, there are some placement requirements. The bag must be 5 feet away from structures or vehicles, have at least 18 feet of vertical clearance and be clear of overhead wires, trees or structures. You should also avoid putting it on sloped surfaces.

Turnaround Time

Another difference between the two disposal methods is the pickup schedule.
With a dumpster rental, you can schedule an exact date and time for the operator to pick up the bin. You don't have to be home when they come.
Waste Management will pick the WM Bagster up within three business days from when you call to schedule the pickup. Their collections are made Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Bottom Line

BTDT Dumpster filledYou need to know what your project will require — from the amount of material you'll have to how quickly you want it picked up — before deciding between the WM Bagster vs. dumpster rental.
If you don't have much to throw out and you plan to work on the project for an extended or an unknown amount of time, the WM Bagster might be the best choice since the price is the same no matter how long you keep it (you pay for the Bagster and then for its pickup).
On the other hand, if you have a lot of items to dispose of and want a set pickup date, you'll need a dumpster to hold all of the materials. You also won't have to worry about not being able to fit all of your items in the bin if you end up with more than first expected.

What Size Dumpster Rental Do I Need?

Whether you’re doing a small clean up or a major renovation, there is a bin for your job. But how will you know what size do you need?
It helps to know what’s available. We carry a 4, 10, 15, and 20 yard sizes. We restrict our dumpsters to these sizes in order to maintain our residential-friendly mantra. We want the bins to have the footprint of a minivan on your driveway and we want to deliver these containers using a smaller truck than the typical tri-axle vehicles that provide dumpster rentals.
For a detailed description of each bin and what might go into a bin see our Pricing & Sizes page.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Waste Disposal Methods And Your Needs

When it comes to the waste disposal task of your home project you have several options to get rid of the trash and construction debris. However, which is the best for your needs?

waste disposal methods and your needs

Let's look at the specifics of your waste disposal needs and the options you have. There'll be several considerations at play that will ultimately sway your decision towards one best method. 

Your Home Waste Disposal Options

Once you understand the methods you have to address the waste removal of your home project then you can weigh those methods against your wants and needs. Your options are limited to
  • Renting a waste disposal bin
  • Hiring a junk removal company
  • Hauling the trash and debris to the local waste management facility or transfer station in your own vehicle
How do these options factor into your needs? 

How do You Want to Get Rid of Your Trash?

Each of these waste disposal methods will be preferred depending on your needs. For instance, if money is your ultimate deciding factor, then you'll have no problem loading the trash into the back of your SUV or borrowing the neighbour's pickup truck to take the debris to the local waste management facility. It's not an ideal way to spend a weekend, running to and from the landfill but it's certainly the least expensive method. 
However, if you prefer to save your weekend then you'll inevitably decide on one of the other two methods.

Why You'd Hire a Junk Removal Company

If you want the project to be completely hands-off and avoid any manual labor then you're best bet is junk removal. The company you hire will come into your home and simply remove the junk you indicate needs to be removed. This is a great option if you are removing just a couple bulky items like a piano or a few pieces of furniture. These types of removals will be cost-effective. When it comes to construction debris from a renovation project, junk removal may be costly and a waste disposal bin may be the better fit. 
If you're thinking junk removal is your best method then give yourself some time to schedule your appointment. If you need to address your trash removal project immediately with a short turnaround, junk removal isn't the best option

Why You'd Rent a Waste Disposal Bin

bin there dump that waste disposal bin

Some bin rental companies, like Bin There Dump That can help you address your waste removal within 24 hours of ordering or even that very day! Many Bin There Dump That franchise locations provide same-day service with their bin service.
If you have a lot of trash and debris to dispose then you'll find renting a dumpster is the most cost and time effective method as you can save your time and money in your wallet. 
Renting a dumpster can and should be very simple experience and as easy as this: 
  1. You call to reserve your bin delivery with the local Dumpster Consultant
  2. The Dumpster Delivery Experts drops the bin on your driveway (of course utilizing the Driveway Protection System)
  3. You fill it up
  4. Call the Dumpster Consultant back to pick the dumpster up
  5. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Yes, your methods of waste disposal are limited but each of the three options provided will suit different wants and needs of homeowners and contractors. Considerations of investments (both time and money), immediacy and labour will sway you to one method or the other. 
If we're lucky enough to have you choose renting a bin as your favorite method then you can book your dumpster below. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Unexpected Dumpster Rental Costs

Buyer beware!!! Read the fine print... Hidden fees...
Even the most savvy shoppers sometimes get caught by unexpected charges on their bill.
There’s nothing wrong with a company making a profit — that’s what they’re in business for. We don’t think anyone would (or could) dispute that. The question becomes how businesses go about turning that profit.
Have you ever listened to a commercial on the radio and then at the end a guy comes on and reads a disclaimer, which in the last three seconds has more words in it than the rest of the commercial did in the first 27 seconds? What is it they’re trying to hide? It’s the same concept that turns a $129 hotel room into one that really costs $159 a night.
Many companies hide charges from their customers springing fees on them after the fact. Companies might push them off as the “cost of doing business,” which while technically true, creates ill will with customers.
Bin There Dump That has no hidden fees. Though our franchise operators do charge some of the dumpster rental fees described below, they are communicated ahead of time.
Here are six dumpster rental costs customers might not expect — but will definitely know about before they begin their dumpster rental.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

6 Simple DIY Strategies to Enhance the Look of Your Kitchen

Your kitchen likely is one area in your home where you do spend a tremendous amount of your time. If you are also like many people, when you have guests in your home, odds are strong that you congregate in your kitchen to a significant degree.
Because of the extensive use of your kitchen, you may be at a juncture at which you want to give it something of a fresh look. You may want to accomplish such an objective without spending a great deal of time in the process. There are six easy, affordable tactics that you can employ that will improve the look of your kitchen.

Change or Add Lighting

An easy step you can take to enhance the overall appearance of your kitchen is to change or add lighting to the space. Many people are intimidated by taking on the task of changing out overhead kitchen lighting. The reality is that this isn't a particularly hard task.
You can purchase overhead kitchen lighting from an array of different outlets, in the real world and online. Generally speaking, the actual task of undertaking the replacement of an overhead light is not particularly challenging. There is a myriad of resources available to aid in a do-it-yourself overhead lighting replacement project in a kitchen.
You might also want to consider adding lighting to your kitchen as a means of upping the appearance of the space. One way you might want to consider using illumination to improve the look of a kitchen is through the installation of lighting under cabinets. This tends to add a warm glow to a kitchen, in many ways altering the overall appearance of the space.

Add a Rug

Only rarely is a kitchen not designed with some type of hard flooring. This can include everything from wood to tile to other types of materials. Odds are that a considerable amount of money was spent on placing the kitchen flooring in the first instance. With that understood, you don't have to spend an inordinate amount of money to enhance the look of your kitchen by altering the flooring.
A very simple tactic that you can utilize to enhance the look of your kitchen is by adding something as simple as a rug or two to the space. For example, if you maintain a dining table and companion chairs in your kitchen, the placement of a rug under the set can add a great deal to the space.

Replace the Kitchen Sink Faucet

When many individuals contemplate improving the appearance of their kitchens, they immediately default to the idea of replacing the sink. Of course, a new sink can truly change the overall look and feel of a kitchen. However, you do not need to go the extreme of replacing the kitchen sink to obtain that objective.

If you want a simple way to enhance the appearance of your kitchen, and want to improve the appearance of your sink, consider replacing the faucet. Generally speaking, the addition of a new faucet to a kitchen sink is a relatively easy do-it-yourself project. In addition, there is a broad selection of faucets available on the market today, in a wide range of prices. You will be able to find a replacement faucet well within your budget.

Update Cabinet Hardware

In addition to defaulting to replacing the kitchen sink, oftentimes a homeowner will nearly immediately proclaim that the cabinets need to be replace to really improve the appearance of a kitchen. The reality is that you don't need to go to that extreme to improve the appearance of cabinets as part of a strategy of enhancing the look of a kitchen.
You can change the total look of kitchen cabinets by replacing the hardware associated with them. Different handles on your kitchen cabinets very well may make it look like you've installed new ones and spent a tidy amount of money doing so. In fact, you can spend very little updating the hardware on your cabinets. In addition, this is one of the easiest kitchen do-it-yourself projects imaginable and one that nearly anyone can do with no real experience.

Repaint or Re-stain Cabinets

Speaking of the cabinets, another relatively easy and inexpensive step you can take to improve your kitchen is to repaint of re-stain the cabinets. There is no doubt that tweaking the cabinets in this manner will have a major impact on the appearance of your kitchen. Indeed, taking steps to both replace the hardware and repaint or re-stain the cabinets is rather like changing them out all together.

Replace Switch Plates

Throughout this discussion, some very easy changes have been suggested to improve or enhance the look and feel of your kitchen. Yet another very simple and truly inexpensive alteration is to replace the switch plates in your kitchen. You literally need only a screwdriver to accomplish this task. Rather than purchase new switch plates, which are not expensive, you can paint the ones you currently have in place.
By employing some or all of these suggestions as do-it-yourself projects, you can change the look of your kitchen in no time at all. As mentioned previously, there are a considerable number of resources available to assist you with learning how to undertake any one of these projects. There are also resources that can aid in making sure you properly address any do-it-yourself or construction safety considerations associated with a particular kitchen improvement endeavor.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

7 Incredible Tips For Downsizing

Everything that you’ve accumulated over the years; everything that holds dear to your heart; everything that takes up space in your home will now have to find a new home either with you or without.

You’re obviously here because you need to downsize and you have too much stuff but you just don’t know where to begin. This is not a preparation to downsize, this is what you should do when you’re already doing it. Be sure to take some notes because these are awesome tips for a successful downsize.

Take the small stuff
Yes, take the small stuff with you! The stuff that you use every day. A good example of small items that come with you is cutlery. Your knives, forks and spoons are sacred to living and especially, eating. Of course, the little things that take too much room should go - like the landline that nobody uses anymore or the fruit bowl being occupied with mail. Go through this slowly and see what’s actually needed versus what you can let go.

Get rid of the big stuff
Believe it or not, this takes the most space. Your three-bedroom house is now going to be a two-bedroom house. Why on heaven and earth would you need a third bed and where would you even put it? Save yourself a couple bucks on not hauling that third bed into your smaller place. The bigger stuff you get rid of, the more money you save on the actual big move.

Follow the one-year rule
This is one of the most important rules when it comes to small household items or clutter around the house that you can’t get rid of. The rule states that if you haven’t used it in a year then get rid of it. The idea is that if you haven’t used it by now then you’re probably never going to use it. Be ruthless with yourself.

Go paperless
Well this doesn’t mean that bill you get in the mail, this means everything. And when I say everything, I mean everything. Physical items are a thing of the past unless they’re decoration. A phone bill? Get it online or scan it into a PDF. A CD? Burn it onto your laptop or computer. Photos? Don’t print them unless they’re an aesthetic. A cassette tape? Who even uses those anymore? Go paperless.

Bring in extra bodies
If de-cluttering really isn’t your thing then I have to say that hiring a professional downsizer would be very beneficial. They won’t be as attached to your items and they offer a very realistic view of your items. They’ll let you know what you need and what you don’t. Don’t worry, they’ll take care of your stuff, they know it’s important to you but they also know that living comfortably in a new space is also very important.

Donate, Sell, Toss
Make sure that everything that’s in good condition is still going to be used. If you think it can’t be sold then donate it so another family or person will get some use out of it. If it’s sell-able, then guess what? You’ll be able to make a couple bucks to soothe the pain of losing some items. If they’re not in good condition, and it hasn’t been in a long time then toss it. Toss it into a dumpster so it will be the least of your worries.

Rent A Dumpster
It’s so helpful to have. You may not think it but if you have a dumpster for a full week - you won’t realize how much you want to get rid of just so you can fill that baby up. And what’s great is that you won’t even need to worry about it after it’s in the dumpster. After it’s in, it’s smooth sailing from there.
We all know it can be a stressful time and it’s one of the times where nothing ever goes to plan but when it does, it feels like a great accomplishment. I just want to mention that it can be a wonderful time if you know what you’re getting yourself into. Prepare yourself - Therefore you come into this with a knowledgeable mind and body ready to downsize.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

10 Tactics to Better Organize Your Home and Enhance Your Lifestyle

If you want to fully enjoy your home and your life, an important step you need to take is to get organized and stay organized. There are 10 tactics that you will want to seriously consider employing to better organize your life today and into the future. Each of these tactics contribute to a comprehensive action plan to bring lasting order to your life.

Write It Down
An important tactic that you need to employ when it comes to leading a more organized lifestyle is to write things down. Writing everything down from scheduled activities to tasks that need to be tended to at your home will help you become better organized. Knowing that you have this level of control over your life will also lessen the amount of stress that you face on a day to day basis.

Use Schedules and Make Deadlines
Another important strategy to use in your life is to schedule and set deadlines. Consider making a weekly schedule of all upcoming activities. In addition, schedule time that you may need for different tasks that you need to accomplish on your own. On a related note you will want to establish deadlines for different tasks and projects that you need to undertake. For example, if you will be undertaking some sort of home improvement project, establish an ultimate deadline for the completion of the project coupled with milestones that will need to be achieved along the way.

Avoid Procrastination
We all procrastinate. However, another strategy you need to consider using to overall your overall organization is to avoid procrastination whenever possible. One tactic you can employ in order to defeat procrastination is to schedule a project you dread undertaking towards the start of your day. When you get an activity that you would otherwise put off undertaken at the beginning of the day, you will get it out of the way. This strategy is an ideal way of lessening stress. You won't have something troublesome hanging over your head throughout the day and even into the next day.

Select Specific Locations for Everything
Clutter and confusions are the dreadful outcomes of disorganization. Clutter and confusion also render you less efficient and your overall lifestyle less enjoyable. An important initial tactic that you need to consider employing in order to create a more organized lifestyle is to establish specific locations for everything in your home. The old cliché really is accurate. You need to create a place for everything and keep everything it its place.

De-clutter Your Home Regularly

Clutter accumulates in a residence in what can amount to a very short period of time. Clutter in your home negatively impacts your life and lifestyle in a number of different ways. The impact can make your home less livable, comfortable, and enjoyable. It can also seriously impact your overall productivity.

If you're like nearly everyone, you view de-cluttering as an utter drag. You can lessen the unpleasantness of de-cluttering by scheduling it one room in your home at a time. A cluttered home doesn't mean that you are a hoarder by any stretch of the imagination. With that said, even clutter can negatively impact the overall usability and livability of your home.

Keep Those Items You Really Need
Another step you can take to organize your home for an improved and more enjoyable lifestyle is to only hold on to items that you really need and use. Clothing is a good example. People tend to accumulate a good deal of clothing, including pieces that they simply do not wear. One tactic you can employ here is to eliminate clothing items that you've not worn in the past year.

Know Resources to Dispose of Items
You will make the process of de-cluttering and eliminating items that you really do not need by fully understanding what resources are available for disposing of these things. The types of resources you need to familiarize yourself with include:

  • recycling center
  • organization or organizations that take donated items
  • sources where you can sell items

Control Bargain Buying
A common mistake people make when it comes to disorganization is overbuying items on sale. While it can be wise to be a bargain shopper, you don't want to overdo in that regard. Certainly, buy items you use regularly when you can find them on sale. However, don't go overboard and make purchases that require you to find extra storage space in your home.
If you are going to take advantage of a sale, make a list beforehand of precisely what you need to purchase. By planning ahead in this manner, you will be less likely to see a good price on something and make an unnecessary purchase of something that you may not have any use, either today or in the future. Planning in the best manner is a key way to limit unnecessary stuff in your home.

Delegate Tasks and Responsibilities

An organized life is one in which you don't do everything yourself. Delegation is crucial. Depending on your life circumstances, there may be tasks to undertake at your home that don't need to be done by you but can be fulfilled by other members of your family. 

Even if you live alone, you may have household tasks that you may want to consider delegating. For example, you might want to hire someone to tend to your lawn care. You may want to consider engaging someone to provide you housecleaning services.

Consistently Work Hard
Finally, when you want lead a more organized life for a more enjoyable lifestyle, you need to consistently work hard. By working hard, and with focus, you will accomplish tasks and more naturally leave yourself with time to enjoy those activities that you enjoy and that are important to you.
These tactics are meant to be comprehensive and used together. You have the best chance of truly organizing your life in a meaningful way by taking advantage of all of these tactics in a coordinated manner.