Thursday, 5 December 2019

Fulton County Georgia Landfills, Transfer Stations, and Recycling Facilities.


Fulton County Georgia is divided into two sections; North Fulton and South Fulton.  North Fulton consist of 7 cities:  Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Atlanta.  South Fulton has 8 cities: Chattahoochee Hill Country, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Palmetto, Union City, and City of South Fulton.

6 Eco-Friendly Gifts For Christmas

6 Eco-Friendly Gifts For Christmas


What is the meaning of Eco-friendly?  Eco-friendly means that the product is safe for the environment or safe for the earth. In this day in time when so many things are bad for the earth, people have become more aware of their surroundings. This Christmas season, here are some gifts for that Eco-environmentally friendly friend on your shopping list.

Solar Charger


Solar Charger is just that it uses the sun to charge your phone but it only works best in direct sunlight, so not good to use on cloudy or overcast days. It also takes the charger six to ten hours to fully charge the device. You can purchase solar chargers at Amazon Best Sellers: Best Cell Phone Solar Chargers or walmart.com.

Stainless Steel Cup


If you know someone who constantly has to have a drink in their hand, there are two cool gifts to consider the stainless steel reusable cup. There are several companies that sell these and over the past couple of years they have been selling like hotcakes. The biggest names on the market are Yeti, Rtic, and Ozark Trail, Walmart in-house brand. You can buy these on sites such as Amazon or Yeti, Rtic, and Walmart. Also for your drink lovers, they have eco-friendly straws for people who do not like to use plastic. You can find reusable stainless straws that are more durable than plastic, glass and bamboo straws.

Reusable Straws


Also for your drink lovers they have eco-friendly straws for people who do not like to use plastic. You can find reusable straws at Amazon.com. Reusable straws are more durable than glass, plastic, and bamboo straws.

Reusable Zip Lock Bags


For that person who can never seem to finish their food and needs to save leftovers, another cool gift idea would be the reusable zip lock bags. These bags are made to withstand extreme temperatures and are made of silicone, are clear so you can see what is inside and are dishwasher safe. Some of the best name brands would be Stasher, Re-Zip, and Nordic By Nature. You can also find these brands on Amazon.com.

Soy and Beeswax Candles


Another great gift idea for your Eco-friendly friends is Soy and Beeswax candles. Soy wax is easier to clean as it just takes soap and water to remove the wax. Soy wax is also biodegradable. Soy candles are also better than paraffin wax as they last longer and burn slower. Soy wax also has a lower melting point than paraffin.

LED Smart Lights


Lighting has changed a lot in the past 10 yrs.  We went from incandescent to compact fluorescent and now to LED.  LED is short for Light Emitting Diodes.  There are two main factors that make them eco-friendly. First, at a minimum, they use 75% less energy!  This also means they are much cheaper to use.  Secondly, they last 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. One of the coolest technology that is being used in led bulbs is that they can be turned on remotely and/or by voice!  I love turning on and off my lights via voice.  Philips Hue makes some of the best smart bulbs.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

How To Recycle or Dispose of Your Refrigerator

How To Recycle or Dispose of Your Refrigerator

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Can I put a refrigerator in the dumpster?

The short answer is no, it is illegal to dump them!  We cannot haul any items containing Freon. This includes the following items: refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, or air conditioning units. 

Most landfills and/or transfer stations will not accept these items because of the freon used is hazardous.   If a freon loaded item is found to be in a dumpster they (landfill/transfer station) will make us load up all the material and go somewhere else with everything! 

What if I drain the Freon & remove the compressor?

The answer is still no. Because the Freon is a hazardous chemical that releases ozone depleting refrigerants in the atmosphere. The removal and capture of the freon must be done by a professional with a technician certificate. 

How can I recycle my old, working refrigerator?

Check with your local power provider.  Some power companies, like Georgia Power,  will come to you and even pay you to remove the unit!  See below for more info.

If your power company does not provide this service you can always check with your local transfer station or landfill (most counties have one).  The fees for freon units can run from $10 to $80 per unit.  They will have a company come out (technician certification) and recapture the freon for proper disposal and then either the same company or another will pick up the units to recycle (metal).

Georgia Power: Recycle Your Refrigerator Program

Georgia Power is offering a limited time Refrigerator Recycling Program. If you have a working unit that you need to be removed, they will pay you $35.00 and properly dispose the unit for you! The specifics are listed below. 

"Eligibility Requirements

In order for your refrigerator to be eligible for a pickup and rebate, it must be a secondary working unit. It cannot be the primary refrigerator for the residence. Reclaim, an appliance recycler, will pick up and recycle refrigerators and freezers that are empty and working. Refrigerators and freezers must be between 10 – 30 cubic feet in size and collection crews will need clear access to the unit. Contractor reserves the right to leave the appliance if removal may cause damage to the property or is otherwise impractical or unsafe. Customers must own the unit(s) being recycled. No purchase of new or replacement refrigerator or freezer units necessary for program participation. Limit two units per Georgia Power residential account per year.  Rebates are available to all Georgia Power residential customers. A check will be issued to the Georgia Power customer and will be mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after the appliance pickup. Rebates must be submitted, processed and received by the customer within one year from pickup date. Owner-occupied single family detached homes, condominiums and town homes are eligible to participate.
Offer valid on units scheduled to be picked up by December 15, 2019."

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Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Recycling & Disposing of Batteries

Recycling & Disposing of Batteries 




Simply put, a battery is a storage unit for electrical energy. With so many uses in the home, it's important to know which batteries can safely be thrown away in your household trash, and which batteries should be recycled or properly disposed of. 

Single Use Batteries

Single use batteries are the most common batteries in your home. They can be found throughout your house in remotes, flashlight, toys, etc. These types of batteries have been deemed non-hazardous and can be thrown into your trash can, in all states, except California, where it is illegal to thrown away any type of battery in your household trash. Recycling single use batteries is an option, although it is not cost free. 

Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries are also quite common in households. They can be found in cameras, power tools, laptops, and most commonly, cell phones. These batteries contain hazardous materials and should be disposed of properly. There are a few different types of rechargeable batteries. Nickel metal hybrid and nickel cadmium batteries are found in electronics such as cameras, cordless phones and two-way radios. Lithium-ion batteries are found in portable devices such as cellular phones and lap tops. Small sealed lead acid batteries are less commonly found in the home, they are in items such as emergency exit signs, mobility scooters, and security systems. All of these batteries can, and should, be recycled. This can be done at no cost to you. 

Car Batteries

Old car batteries, especially lead-acid batteries, contain a lot of toxic chemicals. If a battery is irresponsibly thrown away at a landfill and left to rot in the ground, it will contaminate the soil with lead, acids and non biodegradable plastics. Lead is a particularly harmful element, not only highly toxic but also very difficult to clean up, having lasting effects in the environment. If you are getting a new battery installed, most shops will take the old battery for you.  Sometime these locations will charge you a core charge on the new battery for the old one or if you bring them a old battery (without exchange) they will give you an in store credit.  If you are replacing the battery yourself, you will need to find a recycling facility who will accept the batteries. Most recycling facilities charge a small fee. 

Why Is It Important?

Some batteries have potentially toxic metals in them. Ensuring that these metals do not end up in landfills prevent the toxic metals from leaking and polluting our water. Keeping our environment healthy, keeps us healthy!

Where Can I Recycle?

Most local and private transfer stations will accept batteries to be recycled, but they may charge a fee..  Also the big name hardware stores have drop off boxes.  Two websites to find a location near you are Call2Recycle and Energizer Batteries




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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Keeping Our Dumpsters Beautiful


"Your dumpsters are so pretty!"
"The last dumpster I got was a complete eyesore!"
"How do you keep your bins so clean?"

Our customers love our driveway protection, customer service and most definitely the double doors on our dumpsters, but more than that they LOVE the look of our bins! 

At Bin There Dump That, we take pride on our equipment. We know our customers expect a certain standard when they rent with us and we work hard to make sure every customer has the experience they expect. Below you can see pictures in our step by step process of how we keep the bins looking fresh!

STEP ONE: CLEAN!


Our first step is cleaning the bin. Removing stickers, and giving them a good wash!

STEP TWO: PRIME!

Getting ready for a new paint job! 

STEP THREE:  NEW PAINT!
Looking fresh, Bin!

STEP FOUR: STICKERS
Fresh stickers and you're looking good! 





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Thursday, 22 August 2019

What Is Labor Day?


Labor Day was created in the late 19th century by the labor movement and became a federal holiday in 1894.

At the height of the Industrial Revolution, the average United States citizen was working 12 hour days and seven day weeks in order to survive. Children as young as 5 had to work in mills, factories, and mine, despite restrictions. The children earned merely a fraction of what the adults would earn. The workers, particularly the very poor, faced extremely dangerous work situations, with no access to fresh air, clean facilities, and breaks. Around this time, in the late 18th century, labor unions grew more prominent and vocal. The began organizing rallies and would help workers form strikes to protest the poor conditions and the awful hours and pay workers would receive. Unfortunately, many of these events turned violent, including the infamous Haymarket Riot of 1886, which cost several Chicago policemen their lives. On September 5th, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the very first Labor Day parade in United States History.

Today, many of us celebrate with a day of relaxation. Parades, parties, BBQs and more. However you celebrate, thank you for your hard work and enjoy your labor day!


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Friday, 2 August 2019

How To Load a Level Dumpster

HOW TO LOAD A LEVEL DUMPSTER

  (HINT: It's not like that!)

WHAT IS A LEVEL LOAD?

It's pretty self explanatory. It's a load-that's level. Meaning there is nothing that goes over the top of a bin. Example, don't place a 8 ft tall basketball goal standing up in the dumpster!

WHY IS A LEVEL LOAD IMPORTANT?
1. SAFETY. When you are driving down the highway behind a truck with a full dumpster on it you do not want things flying off hitting your car! It could cause damage to cars but more importantly, it could cause wrecks. 

Also, if anything flies out of the bin and onto the road, a car could run over the debris also causing wrecks.

2. LOW HANGING WIRES. If there are items over the top of a dumpster that has to drive under low hanging wires, it could cause damage and be dangerous. 


LAW REGARDING LEVEL DUMPSTERS
Public Safety Commission, Hopper, GA. 404-559-6613.

Securing Loads on Vehicles No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any public road unless such vehicle is constructed or loaded or covered so as to prevent any of its load from dropping, escaping, or shifting in such a manner as to create a safety hazard; however, this code section shall not prohibit the necessary spreading of any substance in public road maintenance or construction operations. No person shall operate, or load for operation, on any public road any vehicle with any load unless said load and any covering thereon is securely fastened so as to prevent said covering or load from becoming loose, detached or in any manner becoming a hazard to other users of the public road. Nothing in this code section nor any regulations based thereon, shall conflict with federal, or Georgia Public Service Commission, or Georgia Board of Public Safety regulations applying to the securing of loads on motor vehicles. The provisions of subsection (b) of this Code section and regulations based thereon shall not apply to vehicles carrying silage from field to storage and storage to feedlot or vehicles or equipment carrying unginned cotton. 40-6-254 Transport of unsecured load; penalty No person shall operate any motor vehicle with a load on or in such vehicle unless the load on or in such vehicle is adequately secured to prevent the dropping or shifting of such load onto the roadway in such a manner as to create a safety hazard.? Any person who operates a vehicle in violation of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

In short, it's against the law to travel with a dumpster that has no tarp.

OUR EQUIPMENT
Bin There Dump That provides tarps! All you have to do is keep your load level and we handle the rest!

Landfills and transfer stations will not allow a truck with an uncovered bin to dump at their facility. 

HOW DO WE ENSURE A LEVEL LOAD
When we come yp pick up our dumpster, we inspect the contents, make sure the doors are able to close and securely locked and make sure it is a level load. 

We look for anything above the rim of the bin. If possible, we adjust the debris to try and make it all fit without having to remove any items. 
If the bin is considered unsafe to travel with, we must leave the bin so it can be offloaded. 

HOW TO PREVENT GOING OVER THE RIM

Plan your load. Make sure you order the proper size dumpster. 

Use the double doors to help place the large, bulky items on the bottom. Small items last, Organize the load. Do not load over the rim!


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