Garbage: Understanding Where It Goes and Why

Tips for Saving Money When Hiring Garbage Removal Services

Posted by on Jul 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips for Saving Money When Hiring Garbage Removal Services

While some people may balk at the prospect of paying another person to remove their garbage, others view garbage removal services as an important part of cleaning and ridding their home of rubbish, while still having free time to do other things. Tidying and sorting the rubbish may be time-consuming enough, but it takes a good deal longer when you have to make continuous trips to the refuse center get rid of the stuff. Here’s some tips for getting the most of of using a garbage removal service. Get Helpers to Save Time Time is money when you are hiring a service from a company. More manpower can help you to speed up the time it takes to do the cleaning and loading; this can trim some costs off the hire price. If you have to tidy through a whole basement by yourself, you will need much more time than if you recruit some family or friends to help you. Also, try to get some help to load the truck or dumpster, as it can be very time-consuming to move and toss the garbage into the container on your own. Reduce Costs by Using Free Services Where Possible If you spend a little time being thoughtful, you can reduce the costs of removing the garbage from your property. For example, there are some companies (or even councils) who will offer to collect your used aluminium cans of charge from the kerbside. Additionally,  many auto garages will allow you to drop off old vehicle batteries free of charge. Learn what garbage can be collected or disposed of for free and use a company to dispose of the rest; this will reduce your overall cost of disposing of your garbage. Know What Size of Dumpster You Need You can avoid facing extra costs by hiring the right size of dumpster in the first place. It can be quite easy to underestimate how much garbage you have and as a result end up ordering a dumpster that is too small. You may end up in a position where you either have to pay for the company to empty the dumpster or hire another one. Generally speaking, most companies will offer the following sizes: 10 yard dumpster – used for general cleaning, including yards, garages and basement cleanouts. 20 yard dumpster – ideal for large amounts of garbage from up to two garages or for small renovation jobs 30 yard dumpster – used for new build constructions and removing demolished sheds or outbuildings. Prices vary depending on the length of time you require to hire the dumpster and your location. It is worth comparing the costs from a couple of companies like Backyard Bins to get the cheapest price when you know the size of dumpster you...

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3 Tips for Planning an Outdoor Event

Posted by on Apr 28th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Planning a large outdoor event is no doubt a huge task, and like any big task, it can seem incredibly overwhelming. As with any big task, the best way to approach event planning is to break it up into manageable chunks. Your priorities as the coordinator of an outdoor event are keeping everything safe, keeping everything clean, and maximising the comfort of the attendees. The following tips will help you achieve that. Consider the Weather Large-scale events are generally announced quite a while before they occur, usually a period of several months to a year. Unfortunately, when dealing with such a large time period, it is practically impossible to predict what the weather will be like on the day of the event. It is possible, however, to maximise the chances of having a nice day for the event. First, consider the location. Don’t plan an open-air music festival in an area that receives 150 days of rainfall a year. Find a dry location, during a fairly dry month, and you drastically reduce the chance of bad weather during the event. However, be sure to plan for the worst. Devise a backup plan in case of rainy weather; makes sure you have plenty of tents, indoor areas, and shelter for people. Additionally, carefully monitor the weather reports every day leading up to your event. If extreme weather is predicted, you may need to postpone or cancel. Make Sure You Have Lots of Bins When hiring bins for the event, make sure to optimise their layout in such a way that minimises littering. Essentially, place the bins in a way that, no matter where someone is standing within the boundaries of the event, they have easy access to the bin. If there’s always a bin in sight, people will be far less likely to drop their rubbish on the ground. On top of that, ensure that each regular waste bin is paired with a recycling bin, and plan for how much rubbish there will be. The last thing you want is all the bins filling up and overflowing during the event. Consult resources like Cheaper Bin Hire to figure out how many bins you’ll need depending on the number of attendants. Maximise Comfort of Attendees If you’re hosting your event at a location that is specifically designed for outdoor events, a lot of this will be taken care of. However, if you end up selecting a different site (perhaps to save on costs), you will need to ensure that the layout of the event is as comfortable as possible. Provide plenty of seating by having them strategically laid out so that walking paths are not blocked. Ensure that there is also a large supply of drinking water and plenty of shade. If it is an evening event, make sure every area is adequately lit...

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About Me

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am going to start with a secret – when I was a teen, I used to litter. I never thought about who had to pick up after me, and I never thought about garbage in general – Where does it go? How do garbage removal companies deal with overfilling landfills? How does recycling help? When I was in college, however, I became very interested in the environment, and I started to explore those kinds of questions. Now, I would certainly never litter, and I hope my kids never do either. To help reduce that kind of activity, I think information is key, and that is why I started a blog. I want others to learn about litter, garbage, recycling and related issues. My name is Mary, and I hope you enjoy this blog.

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