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 your 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. 
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.
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 free 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 projectContact us today Visit our website.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

How to Dispose of a used Mattress?


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 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 recycle.
  • 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.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

How to dispose of paint?


How to dispose of paint?


A common question that is ask when someone is renting a dumpster is how to dispose of paint.  Well, it is fairly easy and there is couple of ways of doing it.

The most common way is to simply mix it with cement and let it dry.  To do this you will need a bucket, bagged cement, a bucket, and a sturdy stir stick. Simply mix the cement and paint in the buck and let dry.  It is that simple! We prefer that prior to loading it into one of our bins that a lid be placed on it.  

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 carpet.  

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

Charities will sometimes accept paint for them to use, but good luck finding one and getting the timing right!

If you rent a dumpster from us, Bin There Dump That Dumpsters Atlanta,  you are allowed to dispose of paint using the cement or drying method.  We can't haul any wet paint.  We can reached at 404-692-2838, Atl@bintheredumpthat.com, or online www.AtlantaDumpsterRentals.net.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

How much will my items weight for my dumpster rental?

Click the link below to pull up chart of commonly loaded items: Asphalt, Bushes/Branches (yard debris), Concrete, Clay, Stone, Soil, Grass Clippings, Gravel, Leaves, Plywood, Roofing, Sand, & Household Junk.


Although, the weights are not exact it should give you rough idea on how much the total weight will be.

If you have any other questions regarding you weights or a dumpster rental in metro Atlanta give us a call 404-692-2838 or email Atl@BinThereDumpThat.com.