Glass is a common household and commercial product that’s used literally everywhere. However, like everything else in the world, glass bottles age and can’t be used for a long time. If you’re a DIY person, the best option for you to deal with your old glassware is by reusing it. Reusing glass bottles is a much greener option than recycling it or throwing it in your dumpster rental.
Reusing glass bottles has limitations though. While most glass bottles can last a good 30 years or so, some of the poorer-quality ones might start cracking early. Broken glass is a health hazard so you shouldn’t be reusing fragile glass for a long time.
Recycling is the next option when it comes to going green. If you have a stash of bottles that need to disposed of, head on over to a recycling center near your vicinity. Or if you’re undertaking a mega house cleaning project, simply rent a good dumpster rental service that can sort out the recyclable glass and take it to the recycling center themselves.
What Happens in Glass Recycling Centers
Glass is melted and crushed to form cullet that melts at a much lower temperature than the actual raw materials (limestone and sand) do in the furnace. This helps to conserve energy and produces lesser pollution. The furnace, without the cullet, is normally heated to over 3200 degrees Fahrenheit; with the cullet added, the heat can be reduced by a remarkable 20%.
The raw materials and cullet to form glass are also added with extra additives and artificial coloring to make the final color of the glass. The glass is finally molded into the desired shape and is ready to be used.
If you have bottles and other glass materials lying around in your home, consult with your local Wesley Chapel dumpster rental company about how you should manage it.
Reuse the glass if you can, otherwise there’s always the option of recycling it. Glass ending up in landfills can harm the environment so it’s important to avoid going down that route at all costs.
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The holiday season is here and while we’re all thrilled about Christmas and New Year, some of us are wondering what to do with that home cleaning project we had in mind to get done before Christmas. House cleaning and renovation projects are very common around this time of the year because many people have family and friends visiting their house on Christmas. While many people get done with their cleaning projects before the temperatures drop below freezing points in areas obviously north of Florida; yet there are some that still haven’t started.
If you’re running behind schedule and have no option but to embark on your cleaning or renovation project in the cold weather of December, don’t worry! It’s completely do-able! With a few precautionary measures and tips, you can adequately get your work completed in time for Christmas.
Naturally all projects create waste and it is disposing the waste in the cold that is the real problem. Working outside of your centrally heated home with a dumpster rental can be chilly so make sure you follow these important tips!
#1: Layer Up!
Before you start working on your project and dumping your waste in the rented dumpster, you need to keep yourself warm. Layer up in warm clothes from head to toe because your health is the most vital thing you need to take care of! Use gloves to handle and shift your waste to the rented dumpster.
#2: Clear Up the Snow and Ice
In snowy areas, the ice and snow might accumulate around the property. When you’re renting a dumpster, you want to make sure that the area of land where it will be parked is clean of snow and is not slippery at all. Slippery areas for the roll-off dumpster can be a serious health and environmental hazard.
#3: Cover the Dumpster
A dumpster with a lid is a dumpster you need in winter. Cover the dumpster at night to prevent any snow or hail falling on your waste. This could not only make the waste more easily slip out but it could add unnecessary weight.
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It’s that time of the year when we’re finally bidding farewell to the current year and getting ourselves ready for the next. Many people see the coming of the new year as a chance to replenish themselves and the look of their houses and workplaces. That’s why November is a busy month for Rental Dumpsters since winter in December can be challenging in some areas and have problems of its own. If you are looking for a professional and affordable dumpster rental service in Wesley Chapel, call PAW Materials today!
If you’re planning on a mega project yourself, you must remember the waste that it will produce. Getting rid of the clutter and mess needs a proper channel and to know exactly what you need, here are some key considerations:
Bag vs. Dumpster
Sometimes homeowners decide to dump their waste in garbage bags that their local disposal company can take to the landfill. However, there are a few problems with the garbage bag waste disposal.
For starters, the bag isn’t made of metal. It can’t bear the weight of heavy objects and sharp objects might tear the bag which could create a huge pollution disaster. If you have waste that is heavy (concrete, bricks, wood etc.) or one that is sharp and pointed, renting a dumpster is what you need to be considering instead.
Another pressing problem with bag disposal is that while it might seem inexpensive from the outside, you’ll have to tip the disposal company for moving your waste so many times away from your home. The total cost of tipping the company could actually make garbage bag disposal not so cheap after all!
Space and Size
The size of your project can help you determine if you need a dumpster or if bags are a more suitable option. Total house renovation projects, constructions and demolition all need a dumpster and there shouldn’t be a second thought about it.
If you’re going to rent a dumpster, you also need to make sure you have the space for it available near your property. If you don’t, then you’ll have to work with garbage bags as a last resort.
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Certain items in your house just can’t be thrown into your trashcan or the dumpster you just rented. These materials are generally too toxic to be disposed of through landfills and they might damage the environment. One of these materials is the common household battery.
Batteries are everywhere now – whether it’s your car battery, your phone battery or those little cells you use to turn your alarm clock on with. All of these batteries contain different components and materials that deem them harmful on different levels. In fact, some of these can be thrown into your dumpster rental safely.
Find out below how you can properly dispose of your batteries!
Disposing Car Batteries
Car batteries, unlike other battery types, are big and heavy. They contain mercury which a very hazardous material to both humans and the environment. Properly getting rid of these mercury batteries is important and dumping them in the dumpster rental or your common trash can is unlawful. Luckily, there are many battery disposing facilities available in the States and other countries where you can dump these harmful batteries.
Car batteries are often recycled at these facilities to make the waste removal greener.
Disposing Cellphone Batteries
Unlike car batteries, cellphone batteries do not contain mercury but instead contain the metal lithium. Lithium is also a very harmful element that can have deleterious effects on the environment if dumped in landfills.
Cellphone batteries cannot be recycled but they can be thrown off at battery disposal sites like car batteries.
Disposing Alkaline Batteries
Alkaline batteries that are the most common household battery are the tamest of all types. These batteries can be disposed of in the dumpster or in the bin since they contain harmless elements like steel and zinc that do not corrode or harm the environment easily.
When disposing your batteries, make sure you dispose them at the facility as they become useless. Accumulating old batteries and waiting to dump them altogether is a huge mistake because the batteries can leak and corrode, causing environmental and health hazards for you and your family.
Need a dumpster rental for a project at your home in Wesley Chapel? Call PAW Materials today.
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Fall is generally a short season (perhaps the shortest) in most parts of the world yet it doesn’t come unnoticed. The heavy gushes of wind, the army of falling leaves and the crisp weather are all hallmarks of the fall season. The downside of this romantic weather, however, is the clutter of debris that gathers up in our backyards.
Every homeowner knows the trouble of a fall yard cleanup but it doesn’t always have to be an absolute nightmare. With a proper plan of action in mind and the right resources, your fall yard cleanup project can become a breeze.
Rent the Right Dumpster
Fall yard cleanup will naturally create a lot of waste that will need to be removed from your property. The best way to dispose this large amount of waste is by renting a dumpster. Take into consideration the size of the dumpster you need before renting it.
A roll-off dumpster is the best option for your yard cleaning project since it can easily be loaded and taken away by the company. You should also try to rent a dumpster that has a lid on so that the night time fall winds don’t blow away your hard work and make the yard a mess again.
Rake, Rake, Rake
Raking leaves in the fall might seem cool in movies but it’s not a very enjoyable process if you have to do it all by yourself. Get your family members to join in so you can rake leaves together. This would clean the mess quickly and it will be a much more fun experience!
Check the gutters
Leaves and other organic debris have a way of lodging in your gutters and drains. This could be a major problem in the long run especially when the snowy months arrive. When you’re having your yard cleanup done, make sure you pay proper attention to the clogged gutters and clean them up thoroughly.
Maintain the Yard
Get rid of the old plants, snip the overgrown bushes and get your lawn fertilized for new plants and grass that are suited for the winter season. Taking care of your yard every day is important to reduce the clutter of fall or any other season.
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It’s not uncommon knowledge that our environment is spiraling downwards with the increase in human population, industries and pollution. There might be no way to stop the inevitable pollution completely, but each one of us can play our parts in making our waste management more eco-friendly.
Call your dumpster rental company and consult with them how you can recycle and appropriately discard the waste in your house. Many dumpster companies offer services to help recycle your waste so if you’re too busy to drop by to your local recycling center, choose a dumpster rental service to do it for you.
For an eco-friendly waste management plan, you need to be aware of how to deal with the junk at your house. Identifying toxic materials, recyclable items and appropriately dumping them is key to a eco-friendly waste management.
Stop Using Plastic Bags!
By now, most of us are aware that plastic bags (Styrofoam) are harmful to our health and the environment. Styrofoam is non-biodegradable and produces an awful lot of pollution when burnt. Despite this, plastic bags continue to be used by many people. Do your part in an eco-friendly waste management and completely ban the use of plastics yourself.
If you absolutely must use plastic, there is a safer option in market. Polyactic acid is a plastic that can be biodegraded. It is currently being used in numerous things includes bags, clothes and even heavy vehicles. Breaking down polyactic acid s possible but there needs to be a proper facility in your locality to do it. There aren’t many out there so make sure there is one around you before you start using polyactic acid.
We’ve read from our seventh grade geography books that the world’s natural energy sources will deplete in a hundred years or so. At the rate we use them, they actually might deplete earlier than that.
Burning coal and gas produce heavy amounts of air pollutions and add to global warming. That’s why researchers are now developing the use of anaerobic digestion technology to produce cleaner, more eco-friendly energy. Anaerobic digestion uses the principle of burning organic matter like food to produce energy.
If you want to waste management more eco-friendly, start today and talk to a professional junk removal company!
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Metal is a broad term used to describe tons of different materials and they’re all useful in their own way. Whether it is aluminum, steel or iron, metals are used in a variety of different ways in our common household. If you have old metal stocked up in your house, ready to hit your dumpster rental, it’s a good idea to consider the option of recycling.
Many dumpster rental companies offer services and programs to recycle recyclable materials for you so you don’t have to drop off the heavy metal yourself at a recycling center. Choose a professional dumpster rental company that believes in going green to appropriately recycle metal that you own.
The Source of Metal and its Extraction
Metal comes in its pure, raw form from ores and mine. These ores have to be manually extracted and quarried which produces a lot of damage to the surroundings. Rocks have to be crushed and trees need to be cut to extract metal. Therefore, recycling metal can be an easy way to reduce the destruction done by mining metal ores.
Every recycling center recycles metal and unlike most materials, metal is actually a lot easier to recycle. Recycling does not make the metal lose its important properties either. These properties include durability, malleability and its natural shine. So metal can be recycled many times and still stay in its original shape.
The only downside to metal recycling is that a lot of heat is required in the furnace to melt metals. Metals have different melting points but they are all pretty high. The melted metal is then molded to form an ingot. Ingots can then be reshaped and used to make any material as needed.
Protecting the Environment with Metal Recycling
Even though recycling metal produces a lot of heat energy, it is still a much greener option that extracting raw metal from ores. To promote a cleaner environment, drop your household metal at a local recycling center or ask your dumpster rental company to do it for you!
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Dumpsters are rented all the time by homeowners and businessmen for a cleaning, renovation or even a construction project. Renting a dumpster is a convenient and safe way to dump all your waste in one place without having to use multiple trash bags or other resources that can accommodate your waste. If you’re thinking of getting a dumpster rental service for that big project you’re planning, there are a few things you need to know and take care of before you sign the deal.
#1: Consult First
Don’t go marching in a dumpster rental service without a proper plan in mind. Sit and talk with the experts about your project and what exactly it is you need from the dumpster they’ll lend you. You need to estimate the waste your project will produce so you can choose the appropriate size, the space in your property where you can park the dumpster and the exact timing and schedule of when you want the dumpster rented and when you’ll be handing it back.
A proper plan can go a long way so don’t rush into anything without a proper consultation session first.
#2: Be Punctual
As mentioned before, you need to have a proper plan and schedule for your project. Dumpster rental services will require a specific time period wherein they can rent out their dumpster. If you’re late or miss your appointment, you might have to reschedule your entire project.
#3: Sort the Waste
Before dumping anything in your dumpster mindlessly, it’s a good idea to sort out the trash. One way to do this is to separate the trash that can be recycled from the trash that cannot be recycled. Separate the remaining trash on the basis of whether anything is hazardous or not. Hazardous materials cannot be thrown into dumpsters and are considered unlawful.
Many good dumpster rental services offer a recycling program where they help recycle your trash for you. But you could also drop off your recyclable materials yourself at a nearby recycling center.
#5: Don’t Overfill
Overfilling is not only against the rules but is also a major health hazard. Most dumpsters will come with a clear demarcation of the space limit beyond which will be considered overfilling. If the dumpster absolutely cannot accommodate more trash then consider renting a second one or make use of your municipal trash bins or bags.
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See Friday's post. Common Household Items That You Can Recycle
Recycling is a great way to green and pay tribute to Mother Nature. With pollution and industrial waste on the rise, recycling materials can actually help make our world a much cleaner place to live in. We’ve all heard about recycling old newspaper and cardboard boxes but recycling can extend to more than just that. In fact, you might now know this but most of the common household items around your house have the potential to be recycled.
If you want to save the environment, hire a professional dumpster rental that makes recycling a priority when you plan to dump your house waste in some mega project. Here are some common household items that you didn’t know you could safely recycle:
If you have expired medication or unused medicines around your house, don’t be so quick to flush them through the toilet or dump them in your municipal trash can. Many companies actually take their products back and recycle the components to make newer drugs safely.
E-waste like old desktop computers, monitors, LCDs, broken laptops and even cellphones might seem too far gone and not capable of reusing but these items can actually be recycled as well. Head over to a nearby recycling center to properly dispose of your old gadgets and E-waster. Or just dump it in a recycling-friendly dumpster rental and the company will do the job for you!
#3: Ziplock Bags
Ziplock bags are a pretty useful invention but they can’t be thrown in the bin just like that. These bags are made of plastic that could hurt the environment if dumped through a landfill. Recycling centers melt down these bags and reuse the material to recycle it so it’s not all bad news.
#4: Mattress and Carpet
Mattress and carpets don’t last a long time and if you’re thinking of disposing them, then a recycling-friendly dumpster rental is your best option.
Other household items that can be recycled and accepted by recycling centers include old CDs, DVDs, lights, electrical appliances and even hardy materials like concrete.
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5 Projects You Absolutely Need a Dumpster Rental for
When you see a giant dumpster parked outside your neighbor’s house, you probably wonder why on earth they needed such a big truck for their junk. Sometimes renting a dumpster becomes the only option for practical waste management. These circumstances include big projects and scenarios that could be both related to your home or your workplace.
Here are top five projects that you absolutely need a dumpster rental in:
If your house is getting a brand new makeover, you’ll need to strip off the old one. Home renovation projects create a mighty load of waste that you might have not even anticipated. This junk includes everything from wallpapers and sheets to heavy carpeting. You can’t just throw your carpet in you bin. Get a dumpster rental for it!
#2: Yard Cleaning
When you’re undertaking a yard cleaning or a landscaping project, you should know that you’re dealing with a lot of organic waste that can’t be disposed of in the municipal trash can. Snipping bushes, cutting down plants and trees and scraping up soil and grass all create a lot of waste and your only solution is a big dumpster.
You probably don’t think you’ll need a dumpster rental when you’re changing houses because you’re simply shifting everything, right? Well, think again because once you start your moving process, you’re bound to stumble upon a lot of unwanted junk and old materials that need to be disposed.
#4: Roofing Projects
Every house needs an occasional roof repair or an entire replacement. When you’re undergoing a roofing project, bear in mind that you’re going to need a dumpster rental to dispose those shingles and other heavy materials that absolutely can’t be thrown into trash cans or bags.
#5: Seasonal Cleaning
Whether it is cleaning your house for fall or spring, careful homeowners will have an extensive house cleaning project every season. Fall and spring seasons produce the most waste so you’ll definitely need to rent a dumpster for these projects.
Looking for a great dumpster rental company in the Wesley Chapel area? Call PAW Materials today.
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