GO IN A DUMPSTER?
Need to get rid of hazardous or dangerous items like the ones listed?It can be frustrating to learn they can’t go in your dumpster. But there are safer ways to go about disposing any of these items. Here are four hazardous waste disposal services available in most municipalities.
Permanent Waste Collection FacilitySome communities have waste collection facilities that enable residents to drop off unused or partially used household chemicals. These locations may also offer an exchange program that allows other residents to recycle and reuse items you’ve dropped off.
Designated Community Collection DaysIf a year round facility isn’t available, community collection days probably are. Days can have special designations, so make sure you know what’s being collected on a given day.
Local Business Collection sitesA few times a year, some area businesses will turn their location into a waste collection site. For example, auto mechanic garages may collect motor oil or a local hardware store will take in used propane tanks.
Curbside Waste Pick-upDepending on the waste, transporting it to a collection site might not be ideal – or legal. Check with city hall for transporting waste in your community. Check in with any local environmental agencies to see if they offer curbside hazardous waste pick-up.
Because you aren’t likely to have made this purchase many times before, let’s start with the basics. Here are a couple of questions you might have to begin with.
What Size Dumpster Do You Need?Whether you’re doing a small clean up or a major renovation, there is a bin for your job. But what size do you need? It helps to know what’s available. In the United States, bins come in 10, 20 and 30 yards.
10 Yard Dumpsters: Small ProjectsThe 10 (ten) yard dumpsters are a good fit for small jobs — a (one-car) garage clean out or maybe a small renovation job. If you’re getting rid of small appliances, clearing out your closets or transforming a former office into a workout room, you’ll need somewhere to dump all those items. Maybe you’re in need of a small roof repair or clearing out last year’s failed garden. These are all perfect jobs for a small bin
20 Yard Dumpsters: Medium ProjectsThe 20 (Twenty) yard bins are our franchise operators’ most commonly requested. They can serve the almost any household job (except perhaps a major renovation).
If you’re clearing out a larger garage or a basement, putting on a new roof, remodeling a small kitchen or bathroom, adding or removing a patio, a mid-sized dumpster is likely a good fit for your project. Maybe you’re installing some landscaping and you need some place to put the old sod, weeds and tree stumps. 20 (Twenty) yard bins are a good choice. Are you building or tearing out a fence? Depending on the size of the yard and the project, one of these dumpsters is likely a good fit.