Monday, 7 May 2018

How To Dispose Of Paint In Less Than 5 Steps!


How To Dispose Of Paint In Less Than 5 Steps!

We are no different, everybody loves the look of a freshly painted house.  However, a common question that is asked when someone is renting a dumpster is, “May I put my wet paint, or paint cans in the bin as well?”  The answer to that question is no, paint has to be disposed of when it is dry. If you do not love watching paint dry, we have some tips to help speed up the process. Our tips are fairly easy and there is couple of ways of doing it.


Fastest Disposal Method 

The most common way is to simply mix the wet paint with cement and let it dry (this tip is for disposing of 1 gallon of paint, recipe can me adjusted to handle as much as needed). To do this you will need a plastic 5 gal. bucket with a lid, bagged cement, and a sturdy stir stick. Start by pouring the wet paint into the plastic bucket, then (by following the water to cement ratio instructions on the bag of cement) add the dry cement mix to the bucket, use the sturdy stick to thoroughly combine the paint and cement mixture. Once you have made finished mixing set the bucket of cement paint and the empty paint can out to dry. It is that simple! We prefer that prior to loading it into one of our bins that a lid be placed on it.  


Most Cost Effective Way To Dispose Of Paint 

Another way is to simply let it dry out.  This will be difficult to do if it is left in the can, but you can spread it out on a box (everyone has a million boxes thanks to Amazon), plywood, or even a section of old carpet, increasing the surface area of the paint will make it dry faster. So, whip out the can opener and paint brushes to spend a few minutes painting the items you are disposing of anyway. 


Most Environmentally Friendly Disposal

The best and most environmentally friendly way is to recycle it.  The down fall is it can get a little pricey and may be hard to find locations that will accept wet paint. If you are in the Atlanta area here is a link to a company that does strictly paint recycling: Atlanta Paint Disposal. 

If you are feeling philanthropic there are some charities that will accept paint for their use, some of these organizations would be Boy Scouts; they tend to run on a limited budget therefore most troops may take your paint. Some other options would be Habitat for Humanity, which takes in reusable construction and painting materials to build houses for those in need and Global Paint for Charity, this program takes in leftover paint for volunteers to use on houses of the elderly, veterans, and widows so that they may keep their properties looking nice without out having to pay painter fees.

If you rent a dumpster from us, Bin There Dump That Dumpster Rentals of Atlanta,  you are allowed to dispose of paint using the cement or drying method.  We can reached at 404-692-2838, Atl@BinThereDumpThat.com, or online www.AtlantaDumpsterRentals.net.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

How do I find dumpster rental near me?

How Can I Find a Local Dumpster Rental Company in Atlanta



If you have never rented a dumpster before or even if you have rented a dumpster before, you probably though, how do I find a dumpster rental near me?  It can be hard to find out what companies are local when it seems that everyone one you call is not located in your area.  In fact, most dumpster rental companies are not local or are not even a dumpster company, but a broker. Brokers simply take your order, find the cheapest person to do the job, mark it up, and then the 3rd party brings you the dumpster rental. 

Separating Local Dumpster Companies From Brokers & National Companies

The big companies and brokers are the most expensive dumpster rentals.  The big companies have brand recognition,  love to go for after the big contractors, and are regional.  Sometimes the big guys will team up with broker to create a perfect mistake!

Brokers simply run adds and market their company as the source, but when they actually just find a local guy to do the work and add an significant amount of money to the cost!  They are a 3rd party company.

Using a local dumpster rental company will not only save you money, but you will also get a true idea of all the cost (no confusion), better service (less layers), faster service, and less fees (pre and post).  How do you find the dumpster rental "near me"?  For one visit their website and look for the following:  address, local phone number, see where their reviews are coming form, and look for social media links.  Social media can tell you a lot about where a company is located too!  Another great place to look in google maps.  Maps will search by your IP address and list companies near you, but sometimes brokers will have listing in your area.  A local listing should look something like this.

Another indicator is look at the company name. If it is a blanket or general name; ie Budget Dumpster, Local Dumpster, Cheap Dumpster, Easy Dumpster, Quick Dumpster, etc it is strong indication that they are a broker.

Landfills and transfer stations are a good place to call and find out who the local guys are, too!

The simplest and quickest way to find out where the dumpster rental company is located is to ask them; this way you know for sure where they are.

Brokers and regional dumpster rental companies try to avoid letting you know that they are not local.  Brokers, also, try to avoid you figuring out that what they really are, a third party or subcontractor.  Remember, these guys are significantly more expensive too! 

Brokers are notorious for additional charges.  Read some of the great reviews:

"A few days later they charged me additional 44 dollar for who know what. Looking at the reviews, it seems to be quite common in their practice.
Lesson: if they claim to be the cheapest, they will charge you afterwards." Nataliya L.

"They give a very great competitive price and then a week later charges an additional $109.50." Pnoemi

"This is not even a dumpster company. This is a third party referral service .
They only get the business and then they call a local dumpster company." Mike R


If you are located in Atlanta, Marietta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Kennesaw, Acworth, Dallas, Hiram, Douglasville, Villa Rica, Mableton, Smyrna, Powder Springs, Atlanta, Decatur, Buckhead, East Point, College Park, Union City, Fairburn, Peachtree City, Newnan, Carrollton, Lithia Springs, or any part of metro Atlanta you can the dumpster rental "near me" company; Bin There Dump That.  We are the only company designed around residential use.  We provide clean dumpsters, 100% driveway protection, post job clean up, and double doors for easy walk in loading.

We can be found at  https://www.atlantadumpsterrentals.net/ or https://www.mariettadumpsterrental.net/ or https://www.facebook.com/BTDTDumpstersAtl.  Contact us at 404-692-2838 (phone or text) or atl@bintheredumpthat.com



Friday, 15 December 2017

Difference between a front load dumpster & roll off dumpster rental?



A dumpster is a dumpster, right?  No, there are 2 basic types of dumpsters that can be rented.  A Roll off dumpster and front load dumpster.  A roll off dumpster is generally what you see at a construction site, residential location, or being used by someone moving.  A front load dumpster is generally what you see behind a business, shopping center, restaurant, or commercial facility.


Roll off dumpsters are commonly referred to as a open top dumpster, roll-off dumpster, construction dumpster, rental dumpster, bin, or simply a dumpster. These are general on a short term rental and is only needed 1 or couple of times. All roll off type dumpsters have an open top and usually one door.  The design of these dumpsters will vary, but most are longer than taller and hauled on a large CDL truck.  The two most common types of lifts that roll off dumpsters use are either a hook lift or a winch cable. Hook style lifts have become more common and have less issues.


Front loading dumpster are usually long terms rentals and are tied with a contract.  These are the type of dumpsters you would see behind a shopping center, restaurant, or business complex. Most governments require them if food waste is going to be disposed off, because they are seal at the base and do not let water out; unlike the roll off dumpster.  Also, governments require front loading dumpster to have lid to prevent rain from filling them and to keep animals out of food waste. The design is taller to take up less room, usually have 1 or 2 sliding doors to load trash, lids, and seal water tight around the base.  Unlike roll off dumpsters, front load dumpster are not hauled away everytime they are emptied. A large compactor truck with a forklift style lift.  Then they pick up it up and tip it upside down into the back of the truck.  It is very similar to how weekly trash pick up is done.


Lets review the differences of the two dumpster types.

Front load dumpster vs roll off dumpster rental



Roll Off Dumpster
Front Load Dumpster
Commonly referred to as: roll-off dumpster, open top dumpster, construction dumpster, dump bin, or dumpster
Commonly referred to as: front load dumpster or dumpster
Short to medium term rental
Long term & usually comes w/ a contract
Used for construction, house clean out, remodeling, or moving
Used in commercial settings. Apartment complexes, business, restaurants, or shopping centers
Not a watertight seal around bottom
Watertight at bottom
Brought to landfill or transfer station to empty
Is emptied into a truck onsite.
No lids
Lids installed
Has walkin capabilities
Can not walkin
Long and short
Tall and narrow


So to make it simple. If you are doing a construction job, remodel, moving, cleaning out, or building you need a roll off dumpster.  If you need a dumpster for your business you need a front load dumpster.  Remember if you need a roll off rental dumpster you can all check us out on the web at www.atlantadumpsterrentals.net or https://www.mariettadumpsterrental.net.


At Bin There Dump That Dumpster Rentals of Atlanta we are the only ones in to have locking lids have locking lids that will keep others out and we have dumpster with double doors on the loading end for easy walk in loading.  Furthermore, we are the dumpster rental company to service Cobb County, Marietta, Powder Springs, Dallas, Hiram, Roswell, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Atlanta, Lithia Springs, Newnan, Fairburn, Peachtree City, Fayetteville, East Point, College Park, or Metro Atlanta, that offer 100% driveway protection to prevent dumpster damage to your driveway, double door for easy walkin loading, and post job clean up to get everything that fell under the bin.


Bin There Dump That Dumpster Rentals Of Atlanta
404-692-2838


Monday, 24 July 2017

How do I get rid of old vehicle tires?

Your weekly trash service will not take tires and most disposal facilities don't accept them. This makes them one of the hardest items to dispose of and why the are constantly littered along the road and vacant lots.  

Scrap tires are a major health concern.  Trapped water is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and can increase their reproduction rate up to 100%!  Also, decomposing tires release hazardous chemicals and gases. If they burn they release toxic chemicals and gases.

I remember as a teen in 1995 a tire fire about 30 miles from my house.  We could see the thick black smoke and debris falling from the sky for a week.  Here is a video of the fire: FIRE. This burned for a about a week above ground  and months below ground.  It is estimated to have burned up to 6 million tires!  EPA decided to let the tires burn vs putting out the fire because of the chemicals the tires release while burn would run in the water supplies.

Although, they seem difficult to dispose of they are not.  Just about every store (Walmart, Firestone, NTB, etc) that install tires will accept used tires for a fee and there is probably a limit.  Some transfer stations or landfill might accept them, but they cannot place them in the ground because it is illegal.  Tires must be recycled in the state of Georgia and you have to store them inside.

Recycled tire are used for many different things: mulch, playground bedding, roads, roofing, fuel, recapped & reused, artificial reefs, clothing, etc

Another option is to repurpose the tires.  Simply google used tire uses and you can stay busy all day.  Some of my favorite are:

  • Shooting barrier or shooting house.  The military love building house out of tires to train for urban operations. *note the tires must be filled with dirt.
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  • Potato garden.  Simply start with one tire and as plant grows add another tire  on top with soil.  Continue this till it is time to harvest. Then simple unstack them and grab your potatoes. If you have ever had to dig up potatoes you will know why this is a great idea
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  • Then there is everyones favorite.  The tire swing.  No  explanation needed.
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Did you know at every tire you buy has a tax on it for scrap tire abatement?

We, Bin There Dump That Atlanta, can haul and dispose of tires in certain locations. Just call  us find out if we can help you.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

13 Life Hacks To Declutter, Organize & Simplify Your Life



13 Life Hacks To Declutter, Organize & Simplify Yo


Human ingenuity never ceases to amaze us. Our ability to adapt and re-purpose everyday items provides an endless stream of ways to make our lives easier.

The phrase that describes these clever innovations is life hack. Wikipedia defines the term this way: “Life hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life.” In other words, a life hack is anything that solves an everyday problem in “an inspired, ingenious manner.”
Ever have a problem finding the end of a roll of tape? For us, it usually takes three times as long to get the end unstuck than it does to put the tape where it needs to go. But now when we do, we take a paperclip (you know that little box holds more than you’ll likely ever use) and stick it to the edge of the tape. That makes the end easier to find the next time. That’s a life hack.
Below we’ve compiled a list of our favorite home-related hacks — plus some links to places around the web where you can find hundreds, if not thousands, more.

13 Life Hacks To Declutter, Organize & Simplify Your Life

Things Get Clean in the Sink, But What Cleans the Sink?

Here’s a gem the folks at SERVPRO offer on their Facebook page to help you make sure your kitchen sink — a receptacle for some pretty nasty stuff — stays clean and fresh.
  1. Pour ½ cup of baking soda down the drain.
  2. Wash it down with ½ cup of vinegar and a spritz of lemon.
  3. Let that set for a few minutes while it fizzles.
  4. Rinse with hot water.

How the Heck Do You Clean a Mattress?

This smart spring cleaning hack comes from Calli, whose, blog “Make It Do,” offers a bit of advice on keeping mattresses smelling fresh.
Remove all the bedding, including bed skirts and mattress covers… and put it all into the wash.
Next lift the mattress and box springs off the bed and thoroughly vacuum and dust. (Feel free to wipe down the wall and floorboards behind the bed.)
Lay the mattress back into place and prepare Calli’s special concoction. You could just use straight baking soda, but Calli pours about one cup of baking soda into a mason jar and adds four drops of lavender essential oil.  Put on the lid and shake up the jar.
Using a kitchen strainer sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress and let it sit. Let it sit for an hour or more, usually the time it takes to finish washing all the bedding and press the bed skirt.
Using the hose end of your vacuum and an upholstery attachment, thoroughly vacuum the mattress. Say goodbye to dust mites and other nasty things. The baking soda helps draw up any moisture and deep dirtiness. It deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean.

Short and Sweet

Many, if not most, life hacks are quick and simple tricks to make life just a bit easier. Here are some of our favorites, courtesy of Twisted Sifter
  1. Place a rubber band around a paint can to wipe off the brush. This will help keep the paint on the inside of the can.     
  2. Use your smartphone to take photos of your friends with items you lend them. That way you’ll remember who has them.
  3. Fold your clothes and stack them vertically in drawers. You’ll be able to see them better.
  4. A frozen, wet sponge makes a great ice pack that won’t drip as it melts.
  5. Use unscented dental floss to cut cakes, cheese and other soft foods.
  6. Use a clothespin to hold a nail when hammering.

Simple And Smart

Sometimes life hacks are so simple you’re almost embarrassed you didn’t think of them yourself. For example, take a look at these 75 life hacks offered by The Orlando Sentinel.
13 Life Hacks To Declutter, Organize & Simplify Your Life
  1. Use a laundry basket to carry several bags of groceries.
  2. Driving on a strange highway and don’t know which side of the road the exit is on? Look at the little rectangular exit sign on top of the larger highway sign. It will be on the same side of the road as the exit.
  3. Ever rent a car and, as you’re pulling into the gas station, you realize you don’t know which side of the car the tank door is on? The dashboard gas gauge likely has a little triangular arrow that points to the side from which the tank should be filled. 
We know what you’re thinking. Life is good now. These life hacks will make things so much better. Again, you’re welcome. But there will come a time when maybe you’re not quite as happy as you are this very moment. Here’s one last life hack to make life a little better: Forcing yourself to smile when you’re feeling down will make you happier.
There are plenty more life hacks, especially where keeping your home organized, uncluttered and clean are concerned. We’ve only scratched the surface. Below are some links to even more life hacks:

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Garage clean out tips

The garage shouldn’t be a space where junk is left to accumulate and be forgotten. Plus, having junk in the way of parking you valuable car doesn't make much sense. Besides parking you car inside the space can be  used as a wood shop, somewhere to do work on your bike or car. With so much potential, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make cleaning out the garage your next home improvement project.
But if you haven’t been tending to your garage on a regular basis, you could be in for a big job. It’s not easy to get rid of all the years’ worth of stuff that have been accumulating in there.
Fortunately, this blog is here to help. So you want to make cleaning out the garage a success, follow these 5 steps. 
1. Survey and Categorize Your Garage
This is the first step in your cleaning out the garage action plan. You need to understand just what you have put away so you know what you are up against. Then, you should begin piling together all of your different possessions according to category. This will make things easier later on.
2. Determine what to keep and get rid off
You need to decide what in your garage can be kept and disposed of. Maybe you have some old bicycles that you no longer use, a set of old tools collecting dust or sports equipment that haven’t been touched since the kid left home. This is the perfect opportunity to decide what you need going forward.
Remember, not everything needs to be thrown away. However, if you have a lot of junk that just can’t be recycled or reused, a dumpster from Bin There Dump That is the perfect option.
3. Get Organized with Shelves and Hooks
One of the best ways to make the most of precious space in your garage and get organized is to think vertically. Shelves and hooks provide extra space and are a great way of organizing the many things you have lying around. Basically freee up the floor space. 
4. Sell or Give Away What you don’t Need
clean-garage.jpgLots of things in your garage don’t have to be destined for a landfill. It just takes a bit of work to find them a new home, like hosting a garage sale or you could even sell some of your metal items to a local scrap metal dealer.
5. Label everything 
In a few months’ time, it might be near impossible to find what you are looking for in your newly organized garage. So you need make sure you label all your containers, drawers and more so you know where everything is later.
Enjoy your new and improved garage and remember: a dumpster is the perfect way to get rid of all your garbage from any home improvement project. Contact us today 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Mattress Disposal


Ever been driving down the road and seen the dirty nasty mattress lying on the side? Why do people do this?  Probably because they are hard to dispose of, costly, no residential trash company will touch them, few dumpster companies will haul them, and just about every landfill or transfer station will not accept them!  Some states even have laws preventing them from ending up in a landfills.


We have asked several locations why this is and we never get the same answer.  The two most common are the springs get caught in the tracks of the equipment and they take up too much space (do not compact).


With up to 20 million mattresses and box springs disposed of each year there is a need to deter them from landfills and to recycle them.  Each mattress/box spring has over 80% of recyclable materials.  These are:
  • Fabric- Is sometimes already made of recycled material and can be recycled again for mattress or other industries (clothing, insulation).
  • Springs and metal- melted and recycled for numerous applications.
  • Foam- Is chopped up and used in padding (floor, sound, etc)
  • Wood- Is recycled in pulp for paper, fuel, mulch, boxes, and much much more.
There is not much that can’t be recycled.


Now you are asking how do I get rid of this darn thing!  Well, there are a couple of options:
  • The company you bought your new mattress through will sometimes dispose of your old one for free or a small fee.
  • Dispose of it yourself.  Call your local transfer station or landfill to see if they accept them or if they recycle them.  Cost should run anywhere from $5 to $20 per mattress/box spring.
  • Sell it on craigslist, letgo, a Facebook sale site, or any other outlet.
  • Donate it.  This probably will take a lot  of time, but call around to organizations who might have a need for  something like this.  Some ideas:  Goodwill, Salvation Army, halfway houses, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and  thrift/consignment  stores.  Some states have laws against resale of used mattress.
  • Some areas have companies that deal only will mattress recycling. Try Googling mattress recycler.
  • A majority of junk removal companies will remove and dispose of it (or any other junk).  The pros are you don't have to do much physical labor, but the con is that it will cost you approximately $100 to dispose off.
  • Rent a dumpster.  If you have a bunch of other debris to dispose of this would be the economical way, but make sure you check first with the company to see if they will take them and if so is there any additional charge.

As far as we know Bin There Dump That Dumpsters of Atlanta is the only dumpster company in metro Atlanta that will accept your mattress or box spring; depending on your location.  Currently we only charge $15 each with a dumpster rental (subject to change). We can be reached by phone @ 404-692-2838, email Atl@BinThereDumpThat.com or check us out on the web www.AtlantaDumpsterRentals.net.