Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Rent a Dumpster For Your Roof Replacement

It doesn't matter if you are a contractor or an individual homeowner who plans on replacing their roof themselves, renting a dumpster for your roofing debris just makes sense!

Our 10 yard dumpster is great for a roof tear off! 

Here are 3 great reasons to choose a roll-off dumpster for your next roofing project:

1. The dumpster can be placed up against the house to make it easy to throw the shingles and other roofing materials into. This will reduce the risk of materials blowing into your neighbor's yard and will keep your job site looking clean.

2. Shingles are very heavy. Did you know 7-10 squares of shingles equal 1 ton?? The average roof area is 30-40 squares. That is about 3 to 4 tons of materials! If you plan on hauling your shingles to the dump yourself with a trailer, think about the stress placed on your vehicle to haul that much weight. The landfill is also an uneven terrain that makes driving a heavy trailer through it very difficult. The risk of breaking your trailer hitch, axle, or getting nails in your tires is very high! Why take that risk? Let someone else do it!

3. New roofs or roof repairs can also come with stray nails being left behind once the job is finished. To help avoid this, on pick up, our uniformed Dumpster Delivery Experts will tarp and load your rental for transportation. Once loaded, they will sweep up the area around where the bin was placed to make sure no loose debris are left behind. At Bin There Dump That are the clean guys in a trashy business!

If this sounds like the right solution for your roofing project or you have more questions about our services please do not hesitate to contact us online or give our friendly and knowledgeable Dumpster Consultants a call at 978-582-1176. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

When The Trash Can Can't Do The Job

Weekly residential trash carts can fill up fast with certain home projects. Even if there are multiple carts, some projects cannot be disposed of quickly enough with weekly trash service. Sometimes these are jobs that may arise every couple of years, such as a home clean out. Other jobs are seasonal, such as yard clean ups. Bin There Dump That is the solution for fast disposal of all projects, helping jobs go smoothly with one quick phone call.

Yard Cleanup

Seasonal yard work projects can be a hassle when there is nowhere to dispose of the leftover debris. Waste companies usually take only what can fit into the carts, leaving extra bags for later disposal. And some debris is too large or is an awkward shape, unable to fit in the cart. Tree branches are a good example. Seasonal maintenance of shrubs, grass, and gutters come with home ownership. But besides cleanup of these materials, broken patio furniture or even an old BBQ grill can be recycled into a dumpster rental. These items are too large for your regular trash carts, but perfect for a smaller dumpster, such as a 4 or 10 yard.  

Remodeling And Renovation

When it comes to updating a home the most popular rooms that people usually focus on are the bathrooms and kitchen. From flooring to counter tops and cabinets, updating these rooms can easily be done by the do-it-yourselfer or a local contractor. With the help of a conveniently placed residential friendly dumpster, collecting and clearing the old materials to create a fresh new look will move your project along quickly. One room is a small job, but it's too big for your standard trash carts. And when a renovation is needed, material such as brick, concrete, siding, and drywall, can all be tossed into a dumpster. Projects such as these can easily be scheduled around the demolition phase and be quickly removed when no longer needed. 

Moving And Clean outs

Moving or downsizing are also great projects to utilize a dumpster rental. The disposal of moving boxes can be time consuming and difficult with trash carts. With one of our residential friendly dumpster rentals, you can transition into your new home or smaller space with ease.  

Garages and basements, for example, tend to become catch-all shot spots for unused items. A small garage or basement clean out can usually be accomplished with our 10 yard dumpster. But, when a whole home needs cleaning out, the 15 and 20 yard dumpsters are best suited for the job. These dumpsters will even accommodate bulkier items such as appliances and furniture. 

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.