Thursday, 20 February 2020

When to avoid putting a dumpster on the lawn.

  

When to avoid putting a dumpster on the lawn.

Things to consider, expect, and plan for when putting a dumpster on an unpaved surface. 

The best time to put a dumpster on the lawn or any unpaved is surface is when it is a must or there are no other options.  99% of the time there will some type of evidence that a dumpster and/or a truck has been there.  

One common thing to consider is how will the dumpster get to where you want it?  Is there underground pipes, does getting there require driving over sept tank or lines, sprinklers systems, water lines, sewer lines, overhead power or cable lines, odd or uneven path,  or any other natural or man-made obstacle. Will access require driving off the edge of a driveway or other sensitive surfaces?  Going off and on the edge of concrete or blacktop increases the probability of damage and breaking of the surface.
There are some circumstances when placing a bin on a lawn is 100% a no go.  If there has been raining within the past 3-4 days or a long spell of rain. Also, consider this when the dumpster is scheduled to be picked up.  The ground is naturally wet or moist, uneven terrain, and slope. Driving over a septic tank & lines, sprinkler system, or any other fragile underground lines

The trucks, alone, are about 12,000 lbs and the dumpster empty is 2,000 lbs, for a total of 14,000 lbs! Tires will leave small ruts in the dry ground but will disappear after a couple of rainfalls.  The dumpster will damage grass and vegetation under it if it sits on the lawn for an extended period of time. From personal experience, I had a dumpster place on the side of my driveway for about 10 days and all the grass died leaving a nice brown spot.

We highly recommend avoiding put a dumpster on any unpaved surface unless it is a necessity.  It saves you a headache, time, and money!  If damage to the surface is your concern, let us put down our 100% driveway protection to prevent damage from the roller, rails, and rust marks!

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Thursday, 13 February 2020

What to expect when you're expecting (a dumpster)!

What to expect when you're expecting (a dumpster)!

SHOPPING AROUND

We all like to save money, so shopping around before making your final decision just makes sense, but remember you get what you pay for! Some dumpster companies may offer you a price lower than others, but sneak hidden costs and fees in when they charge you! To make sure that you are getting an honest quote to be sure to ask these questions:
Are there any hidden fees? Fuel, Environmental.......
Are there any restricted items? Tires, Wet Paint, Freon Items, Matresses or Box Springs....
Are there any items that cost extra?  Matresses or Box Springs
Is there a weight allowance? If so, what is the cost if I go over?
Does this price include dumping fees?  Disposal Fees
Is there a delivery fee?
Do they prevent damage to my driveway?
How do I get the items in the dumpster?  Over the rim or walk-in
What is the post pick up procedures?  Do they clean up where the dumpster was?



BEFORE THE BIN


Prior to delivery figure out where is the best place to put it. Some considerations are access for the delivery & pick up, low hanging lines, will it require any lines or pipes to be driven over.

You may want to place plywood down on the surface on your driveway to prevent any damage. However, when you rent a bin with Bin There Dump That, we offer 100% driveway protection! We supply the wood and take extra precautions when it comes to your property.

LOADING THE BIN

When you are loading a dumpster, you want to place the larger items in the bin first. When it comes to disposing of larger items (such as couches, mattresses, etc) it may be difficult with other dumpsters. Bin There Dump That has double doors on every bin for easy, walk-in loading. There's no need to throw large items over the side, potentially causing injury to yourself. The double doors also come in handy for the organization. Organizing items neatly maximizes the usable space in your dumpster!

AFTER THE BIN

When you rent a bin with Bin There Dump That, you get our post-job clean up service. This is a service offered by no other dumpster company. Our driver will sweep up the area where the bin was placed and pick up any debris that he sees! We leave your driveway exactly as it was before we arrived.

As always, Bin There Dump That is the BEST choice for all your dumpster needs!

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Show us Your Junk 2020

SHOW US YOUR JUNK 2020!

Here's the deal!


Send us up to 10 photos of the junk around your house to SUYJ@BinThereDumpThat.com. Our office staff will vote on their favorite pictures and the winner will be announced on April 1st, 2020! Winner will receive 1 x 20 CY dumpster (standard restrictions and conditions apply) for up to 7 days!!

- TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR JUNK!- SEND THEM TO US!- WE JUDGE YOUR JUNK & SIZE DOES MATTER!

IF WE LIKE WHAT WE SEE, YOU WIN!


 **YOU CAN STILL WIN IF YOU DON'T WIN** 


Everyone who participates in the contest will receive $20 off any 2 dumpster rentals between April 1st and May 31st, 2020.

It must be in our service area. Contest pertains only to Binsness LLC dba Bin There Dump That of Atlanta. (East location not included). 

Please, no naughty pictures, perverts! 


Have questions? Email SUYJ@BinThereDumpThat.com

Coupon must be used by May 31st, 2020.  Code: SUYJ2020

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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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