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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Saturday, 20 July 2019

10 Random Hacks for Random Life Dilemmas



So, the following information may be pretty random, but it may also be just what you need to get through your day! DID YOU KNOW...


1. The taste and smell of gum you chewed while studying will help your brain to remember the info you studied if you chew the same gum during your test!

2. Grape juice can help reduce the risk of migraines.

3. If your jewelry is turning your finger green paint the inner ring with clear fingernail polish!

4. Tired of your ice cream melting out of the bottom of your cone? Stick a marshmallow in the bottom of the cone before you scoop in the ice cream!

5. Make a drip free freezer pack but soaking a sponge, placing it in a zip lock bag and freezing it!

6. Getting rid of that annoying cereal dust at the bottom of the bag can be done by simply pouring the cereal in a strainer before pouring it into your bowl!

7. Avoid wasting a bar of soap by sticking the remaining sliver to the new bar!

8. Using a smaller plate can trick your brain into thinking you ate more than you did, resulting in less overeating!

9. Forget your phone charger on vacation? Look at the TV in your hotel room, most televisions have a USB on the back!

10. Use the clips from plastic hangers as chip clips!

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Friday, 19 July 2019

Little Known Facts


Do you want to be the smartest person in the room? Or do you just want some help breaking the ice? Either way here are 15 random, little known facts!



1. SOME CATS ARE ALLERGIC TO HUMANS
Okay so, it's uncommon but it happens!

2. GREEN EGGS AND HAM STARTED AS A BET
The Dr. Seuss favorite grew out of a bet with his editor that he could not write a book using fewer than 50 words! His editor was out $50. ;)

3. THE MAJORITY OF YOUR BRAIN IS FAT
About 60 percent of the human brain is made up of fat!


4. HIGH HEELS WERE ORIGINALLY WORN BY MEN
In the 10th century, men in Europe adopted the fashion choice of heels to make it easier to ride their horses.

5. QUEEN ELIZABETH IS A TRAINED MECHANIC
When she was just 16, she joined the British employment agency where she learned the basics of truck repair.

6. IT TAKES EXACTLY 364 LICKS TO GET TO THE CENTER OF A TOOTSIE POP
Purdue University had a group of engineering students design a machine to answer the classic question.

7. DOLPHINS HAVE NAMES FOR EACH OTHER
I'm sure you know that dolphins are clever, but did you know they actually have names for each other? They use a unique whistle to distinguish different members within their pod!

8. SEA OTTERS HOLD HANDS WHILE THEY SLEEP
Stop it. As if they weren't already adorable enough, this cute behavior helps them avoid floating away from their partner while they sleep.

9. "OMG" USAGE CAN BE TRACED BACK TO 1917
Perhaps the earliest use of OMG appears in a letter to Winston Churchill. In the year 1917, retired Admiral of the British Navy John Arbuthnot Fisher wrote to Churchill about rumors he had heard about titles that would soon be bestowed. He wrote, "I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis. O.M.G (Oh my God!)- Shower to the admorality!"

10. TOTO THE DOG WAS ONCE A COW
In the silent film version on The Wizard of Oz in 1910, Dorothy did not have a dog but a faithful cow!

11. HORSES SLEEP IN 15 MINUTE BURSTS
For such a large animal, they do not require that much sleep. They sleep for a total of  around 3 hours a day, doing so in 15 minutes bursts!

12. THE BLOB OF TOOTHPASTE OF YOUR BRUSH HAS A NAME
So, this may fall under the category of "Why Do I Need To Know This?" BUT that blob of toothpaste of your toothbrush is called a nurdle. Eh, the more ya know!

13. ORANGES WERE FIRST PLANTED IN 1513
In what is now Florida, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce De Leon planted the first orange tree in 1513.


14. DANDELION HAS A DIRTY MEANING
You may want to stray away from the dandelion wine after realizing that in French dandelion means to "wet the bed". This names comes from the fact that dandelions have diuretic properties.

15. HOT WATER FREEZES FASTER THAN COLD WATER
A few different explanations have been suggested, including one that suggests that warm containers conduct heat efficiently, and another than warm water simply evaporates faster.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Workplace Distraction




Did you pay your electric bill? Did you put money on your kids lunch account? Did you turn off the hair straightener this morning? With a million things constantly running through our minds, it's easy to become distracted.


Most of our focus seems to fall on proactive things. But in some cases, it may be more beneficial to ask yourself what you should NOT be doing. As New York Times reported, a UC Irvine study found that a typical office worker gets interrupted every 11 minutes-yet it takes them an average of 25 minutes to get themselves back on their original task.  Continue reading to learn about the top 12 workplace distractions. And more importantly, how to eliminate them!

1.  NOISE
The problem: An open office works great for jobs that require a lot of communication, but not so much for a job that requires a lot of focus. In short, many different people having many different conversations. In a 2011 review from psychologist Matthew Davis found that an open office hurts creativity, attention spans and productivity. 

The fix: Headphones. Headphones not only block out background noise, they let others know that you are deep in focused work and prefer not to be bothered. You don't even have to play music. Although, studies show that music (without lyrics) helps to increase your focus and productivity. If music isn't your thing, try a white noise app. 

2. SMART PHONES
The problem: What a blessing. And a curse. Part of the reason we are so addicted to doing things such as checking our Facebook, Instagram and text messages is because it releases dopamine, the feel good chemical that makes us feel like we are completing tasks. The issue is that the pleasure dopamine provides is fleeting, which causes us to trigger those releases more often. We check our phones constantly, an easy way to flood our minds with dopamine. 

The fix: Turn off your notifications. You can silence all notifications from social media and text messages to help you remain focused on the task at hand. 

3. MULTITASKING
The problem: We all try to do it. Answer phone calls, taking notes, working on spread sheets. Maybe even ordering lunch. The thing is, our brains weren't made for multi tasking. When we attempt to multi task we distract ourselves. 
The fix: Priorities, priorities, priorities. Accept that you have to focus on one task at a time then make a list in order of importance. Quality is better than quantity. 


4. INTERRUPTIONS
The problem: Pretty self explanatory. You get interrupted. By someone wanting to spread some office gossip, ask what you brought for lunch, or ask basic questions. 
The fix: Create a strong signal when they needs to be no interruptions. A sign, wear your headphones, or flags can be used as a sign to not disrupt. 

5. CLUTTER
If your work space is cluttered, you already have things working against you. Your brain reacts to its surroundings. A cluttered space equals a cluttered mind. 
The fix: Clean up! Minimal clutter results in minimal distraction. Take away the risk of your brain getting fixated on something other than the task at hand. 


6. HUNGER
The problem: We all get hangry. So hungry that we get a little irritable. And when it comes to performance, you'd be hard pressed to find something more impactful than nutrition. Nutrition is extremely important for focus and cognition. You may not know that brain cells require twice the energy as the rest of the cells in our body! You may be quick to make a run to the vending machine or eat a candy bar you grabbed when you stopped for gas but after that sugary crash, you'll inhibit your ability for concentration, making the problem worse. 

The fix: Avoid unhealthy fat and sugar filled snacks. Fill up with foods rich in protein, healthy fats, fiber and complex carbs to maintain your maximum focus. 

7. ANXIETY
Roughly 18% of the population suffers from an anxiety disorder. Even before ir becomes a full blown problem, anxiety is a factor in everyone's life. One side effect of anxiety is its effect on concentration. Moderate to severe anxiety can make concentration almost impossible. 

The fix: Naps and mediation rooms are a great option, but not realistic for many. Small table top waterfalls are a great way to relax your mind. Forming positive work relationships can also help. Make sure you exercise, get enough sleep and eat healthy foods that are beneficial to the body. 


8. ATTENTION SPAN
According to a study that made headlines worldwide, humans now have shorter attention spans than a goldfish, all in thanks to our smartphone addictions. Even before we had our smartphones, concentration has always been limited. Your focus and concentration are not infinite. Think of your concentration like a fuel tank, if you fill it up in the morning and spend the better part of your day driving around aimlessly, you run out of fuel. 

The fix: Tackle your most important, highest leverage task first. Getting this out of the way creates relief and an early win for you, helping you to get through the rest of the day. 


9. EMAIL
The problem: Checking your email throughout the day may not seem harmful but it is a surefire way to torpedo your productivity. Although we have been taught that responding the emails is a way of professionalism, constantly checking and following different threads distracts us from the task in front of us. 

The fix: Designate time for email. Don't sporadically check your email throughout the day leaving yourself open for distraction. Designate a time, in the morning or evening to check and respond to all emails. Having a designated time helps focus on your other task throughout the day knowing that all emails will be responded to at a certain time everyday. 

10. DECISION FATIGUE
The problem: Pretty self explanatory. When you have to many decisions to make, your brain gets tired. Just like our concentration fuel tank, the ability to make decisions can run out, too. As The New York Times Magazine described, "No matter how rational and high-minded you try to be, you can't make decision after decision without paying a biological price." The price? Irritability, inaction and lack of focus. 

The fix: Routine. Develop a routine that you can stick to. When you already know what to wear in the mornings, that's one less decision you have to make. Have your lunch ready and things you need in their place. Save some decision making for the work day ahead. 


11. MEETINGS
The problem: Talking about the work we should be doing instead of doing it. 
The fix: Hold better, more productive meetings. Designate a leader. One who makes sure everyone stays on topic. Keep a strict time limit. Write everything down. 


12. SOCIAL MEDIA
The big problem: Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and more. There are so many habit forming apps that we are all guilty of using. We have become addicted to these apps, and it effects our brains in a very similar way as opioids. 
The fix: The best way to break a habit is to take away access to it. Put blockers on certain websites and apps during work hours taking the temptation for mindless scrolling away. 

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Thursday, 6 June 2019

Father's Day



In 1911, 1912 and 1915 three different attempts were made the establish Fathers Day as a holiday. They all failed. It wasn't until 1966 that President Lyndon B Johnson issued a proclamation honoring fathers, designating the 3rd Sunday in June as Father's Day. In 1972, Richard Nixon signed it into law and it was made a permanent holiday. A well-deserved holiday. 


With all the work mothers do and the praise they receive, sometimes the hard work that dads put in might get overlooked. Not today. 

Today take the time to thank your dad. For all the hard work. For all the long, exhausting days at work then coming home to be dad. To help with homework. To fix your bike. To chase you around the yard. To help mom with dinner. To tucking you in and reading you a bedtime story. Or to carrying us to our beds when we fall asleep on the couch. 


Thank you for all the behind-the-scenes work that we never notice as children. Paying bills, changing the oil, cutting the grass, spending 40 hours a week at a place you may not want to be.  Thank you for teaching us to appreciate and love. As much as I owe mom for molding me into who I am today, I owe you just the same. 

Thank you, Dad.