Monday, 28 September 2015

Dispose of Rail Road Ties.

Railroad ties can be a pain to dispose of in certain areas. Most landfills, transfer stations, and dumpster companies will not except them. The main factor to this issue is the weight and that they are treated with Creosote.

A standard tie is 8' long, 6.5" high, and 8.5" wide and weight anywhere from 140 - 200+ lbs. Because of the weight if you were to fill a dumpster it would most likely put the dumpster over it's haul away weight.

Creosote is considered a possible human carcinogen and does contain hazardous chemicals, but the EPA does not regulate the disposal.  This means that disposal regulations are handled by state and local governments; privately owned disposal sites can have  their own regulations.

The best way to determine how to dispose of them is to call a local landfill/transfer station or call a local dumpster rental company to see if they can dispose of them.

Depending on the amount and location we might be able to dispose of them for you. Remember you can always reuse them too; https://www.pinterest.com/explore/railroad-ties/

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Dumpster On Sloped Driveway

We often get questions about sloped driveways and if they are going to be an issue.  Due to our trucks, system, and bins they generally are not. The slope and driveway have to be parallel;  perpendicular angles can cause a tipping issue.  As long as the slope is about the same, there shouldn't be an issue.

We have never had a driveway where we could not place a dumpster when the slope has been parallel.  A driveway with a flat section, then a sloped section can propose more of a problem when trying to get unhooked.

Although the picture does not do any justice, this driveway was very steep but had enough room at the top to place it without any issues.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Renter Beware of Hidden Fees!


Most dumpster rental companies do not provide a straight forward pricing; there could be additional fees for delivery, pick up, environmental, and/or special local taxes. The amazing parts is that in some companies these fees are floating fees that change depending on the cost of fuel!

For example a local dumpster company here in Atlanta will rent you a 10 cubic yard dumpster for $300 for 7 days, but then they charge you $50 for delivery (as if you can go pick it up from them) and a environmental fee that floats!  The current environmental fee is 15.32%!  By the time you are all done with the dumpster your cost would be $403.62!!!  That is approximately 34% more than the "dumpster rental"! Adds up quick.

Why do dumpster companies do this?  No clue!  Seems just silly to us! 

At Bin There Dump That Dumpsters of Atlanta our pricing is simple and straight forward.  Our pricing includes  up to 7 days of use and up to a certain weight.






Friday, 4 September 2015

Dumpster Driveway Damage




Driveway damage from a dumpster can leave scraps, cracks, gouges, rust stains, and etc.  Not all damage is permanent, but either way it is an eye sore.

Dumpster damage is easily avoided with planning and communication.  If the company you rented the dumpster from does not provide any type of driveway protection or not complete protection (protection from roller(s) and rails) you can provide it.  The driveway needs to be protected from all rollers and rails; this will keep it from ever touching the surface. For most situations a sheet of plywood cut up into 4 equal parts would work; 2 parts for rails and 2 for rollers (you  should check with the dumpster company to see how many rollers their dumpsters have).  Most companies will place the provided protection under the dumpsters.

The truck that carries the dumpster can cause more damage than the dumpster!  The big tri-axle trucks can easily crack your drive, break off chunks along edges, knock down wires, and if they go off the driveway they will damage the landscape.



If you are in Atlanta area (Marietta, Roswell, Kennesaw, Acworth, Alpharetta, Dallas, Hiram, Douglasville, Smyrna, etc) we will provide you with a dumpster that comes with 100% driveway protection at no additional charge!  We go beyond standard plywood, we use solid wood boards with stops to prevent the dumpster from rolling off the protection!  Furthermore, we use the smallest, most agile, and lightest delivery trucks in the area!  We can  be reached at 404-692-2838.