Showing posts with label dumpsters near me. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dumpsters near me. Show all posts

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

What is Daylight Saving Time?

What is Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight saving time, also known as daylight time, is the practice of advancing clocks during warmer months so that darkness falls later each day according to the clock. The main use of daylight savings is to make better use of daylight. 

First introduced in April 1784, it was Benjamin Franklin who made the suggestion through his essay "An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light". His suggestion was largely overlooked until 1907, when it resurfaced, this time by  Englishman William Willett. His proposal was rejected by the British House of Commons, until 1916 where it was introduced to Parliament, creating what was known then as, British summertime. 

The US only starting the tradition towards the end of World War 1 in an attempt to conserve energy. The House of Representatives voted 252 to 40 to pass a law to save daylight. The first official daylight saving time took place on March 15, 1918. Michael Downing, author of "Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time", met the new law with much resistance, a feeling he claims many others shared with him. 

Originally, clocks were sprung forward on the last Sunday in April and turned back on the last Sunday in October, but the Energy Policy Act of 2005 shifted the start of daylight saving time to the second Sunday in March and the end to the first Sunday in November. 

Speaking of Spring, don't forget the with daylight savings time comes spring cleaning! 
Call Bin There Dump That for all your spring cleaning dumpster needs! 

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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)!


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?


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.


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!


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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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!


Our first step is cleaning the bin. Removing stickers, and giving them a good wash!


Getting ready for a new paint job! 

Looking fresh, Bin!

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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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!

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Roughly 18% of the population suffers from an anxiety disorder. Even before it 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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

China bans imports, what now?


Materials such as plastics, paper, and glass are usually set aside for recycling and shipped to overseas dumping grounds. However, last year China put a ban on the import of the items intended for reuse. So as citizens continue to sort their trash, what happens to the recyclable materials?

Since China has placed the ban last year, most of the materials that would usually go to those dumping grounds have been transported to Chester City, PA, where they use a Covanta incinerator to burn the materials. This new situation presents the risk of an increase of toxic pollution. Concerns for the health of the citizens of Chester City are growing, as experts say that burning plastic will create a new fog of dioxins that will worsen what is already an alarming health situation. Nearly 4 out of 10 children in Chester have asthma. The risk for ovarian cancer in Chester is 64% higher than the rest of the state and lung cancer risks are 24% higher. 

The debris is being shipped to Chester City from as far as New York City and North Carolina. The burning of this trash releases nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxides, and particulate matter (tiny fragments of debris that when inhaled can cause an array of problems).

“There are higher than normal rates of heart disease, stroke, and asthma in Chester, which are all endpoints for poor air,” said Marilyn Howarth, a public health expert at the University of Pennsylvania.  She states that as it is difficult to link any single case of cancer, heart disease, or asthma directly to a source, the emissions from Covanta contain known carcinogens so they absolutely increase the risk of cancer. 

Covanta says that pollution controls, such as scrubbers in smokestacks, will prevent the toxins from being emitted. They also argue that burning the materials is a better option than simply letting in pile up in landfills.

The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to come out with solutions to the dilemma. It's proving to be difficult as our country generates more than 250 million tons of waste a year, until recently China would take about 40% of that.

Since the ban has been issued from China, they haven't accepted 2 dozen different recycling materials, such as plastic, and mixed papers-unless they meet strict rules around contamination. The imported recycling has to be clean and unmixed-a standard that is too difficult for most cities in the US. 

We can all agree that the entire recycling system in the US will need to be overhauled to avoid environmental damage. 

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Saint Patrick's Day!


Saint Patrick's Day is a religious/cultural celebration held on March 17 every year, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick. He is known as the patron Saint of Ireland.

This day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century. The holiday is observed by the Catholic church, Anglican Communion (Especially the Church of Ireland), Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. This day celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish and commemorates Saint Patrick. The day is usually celebrated with parties and parades, the color green and shamrocks. Christians who attend the church service and follow the Lenten restrictions have the ban of certain foods and alcohol lifted for the day. 

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in the Republic or Ireland and Northern Ireland. The holiday has stretched all the way around the world, too! The Saint is celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand! it is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival! 

Who was Saint Patrick?

Patrick was a 5th century Roman-British Christian Bishop & missionary in Ireland. Most of what is known about the Saint comes from the Declaration, which was written by Patrick himself. He was born in the 4th century into a wealthy family. His father was a deacon and his grandfather a priest. According to his writings, he was kidnapped at age 16 and made to be a slave in Gaelic Ireland. He said that he spent 6 years as a slave until he escaped, as a direction from God, fleeing to the coast where a ship was waiting to take him home. After returning home, Patrick announced during his captivity he had found God, and he then became a priest. 


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Tuesday, 26 February 2019


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 Send up to 5 photos of the junk around your house to Our office staff will vote on their favorite pictures and the winner will be announced on April 1st, 2019! Winner will receive 1 x 20 CY dumpster (standard restrictions and conditions apply) for up to 7 days!!


Everyone who participates in the contest will receive 5% off any 1 dumpster rental between April 1st and May 31st, 2019.

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 Coupon must be used by May 31st, 2019.

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