Have an Estate Sale coming up. needing to get rid of junk before the big move, or getting ready to sell a messy property? Bin There Dump That also rents out dumpsters for your junk! We don't rent out or dumpsters only for construction projects but to also help you clean out your property at a different cost than a construction debris bin. Contact our office for more information 210-441-2121!
Looking for a Landfill versus a Dumpster Rental?
Jargon and vocabulary are different in every industry and business and one word can have many different meanings, especially when searching the internet for what you want.
We've noticed we get a lot of calls inquiring about our "dumping" services and have noticed the confusion comes from the search word "dump". After doing our own searches for what our customers are looking for, we discovered using search words on the internet like "landfills" or "waste disposal sites" are better used than "dump". Searches can be more specified by adding what city you're looking for a landfill or dumpster rental in or by using your zip code.
If these helpful hints aren't very helpful and you still get in contact with our office, don't worry, we will do what we can to help you with what you're looking for!
Bin There Dump That is affliated with the NARI Association of San Antonio.
Homeowners can find tons of tips at: http://www.nari.org/consumers/
The garage seems to be the one place in our homes that we
tend to allow to get a little chaotic. It becomes somewhat of a storage unit
for all of our wants, needs, and sentimental items that we just can’t let go
of. It can become an intimidating thought to even consider taking a day to
clean it out. With everything that’s out there, it’s got to take more than a
day right? Possibly not! With these few tips and tricks to cleaning out and
organizing your garage, it can hopefully be done in just a day and you’ll be
able to reclaim the area for the car that you’ve been wanting to park in there
for some time now!
First of all, you’re going to want to pull everything out
from the garage to be able to determine what you have and where it will all go.
This also gives you a clean slate to help you decide how you will set up your
garage to suit your needs. Next, go through everything that you’ve just pulled
out and ask yourself what you want to keep, sell, donate, or just throw away.
When making these decisions you can ask yourself questions like the following:
- - Do I need this?
- - Am I going to be using this anytime in the near
- - Is it outdated and is it time to upgrade?
- - Does this still work?
- - Would this be more beneficial to someone else?
Once you’ve answered all your questions and have the piles
of keep and toss, rent a dumpster! Calling the day before you clean out your
garage to schedule your dumpster is best. This way, you have the dumpster at
your ready and can toss as you go. It also helps to get everything you no
longer want or need gone faster. You don’t have to haul it away yourself or
have it sitting on your curb waiting to get picked up by the city.
Now that you have all you want separated ready to go back in
the garage, give the garage a nice spruce. Sweep the floors, get all the dust
out, maybe a little spray down with the hose to really give it a shine, and fix
anything that might need a repair.
Lastly, it’s time to organize! Going vertical is best when
storing items in a garage to get the most use out of the space you have,
especially if it’s a smaller one car unit. For smaller tools such as, drill
bits, screwdrivers, wrenches, you could put up magnetic strips to house them on
the walls freeing up any drawer space you might have for other items. Also
consider saving little jars. You can screw them to the bottom of a shelf and
use them as holders for nails and screws. For boxes of trash bags, you could
re-purpose a paper towel holder to take the roll out of the box and hang it on
the wall. Easy access and you don’t have to worry about having yet another box
in the garage. Dedicating a small space next to the door or entry to the house
can also help keep clutter from occurring. Hang a coat, backpack, umbrella rack
next to the door and have a little shoe rack to prevent shoes from tracking in
mud or dirt and becoming misplaced. Wire baskets are great for getting the
little items off the floor and they are stackable on the wall to really utilize
all usable space.
Using these simple tips and tricks can really turn a garage
from a disaster zone to an accessible little storage unit!
One way we determine the
cost of a rental is based on the debris type of what is being disposed. The
different types of debris go to different landfills, all of which have their
own pricing. When ordering your bin, you want to make sure that you are
ordering it for the right type of debris. Easiest way to do this would be to
explain to the sales representative or office staff member what exactly the
project is that you are doing and what the disposal will contain. If it so
happens that the type of debris is different than what was agreed on upon
arrival to remove your bin, there will be a fee accessed for having to take the
bin to a different landfill.
There are three different
types of debris that we accept. One is construction debris. Examples of this
debris would be anything that it takes to build a house such as, toilets, sheet
rock, kitchen counters, dry wall, siding, etc. Another type is household or
mixed debris. This covers things that you would find in a household trash can
or items in a garage. The last debris type would be quarry debris. This one
consists of items such as rock, cement, dirt, sand, etc. Each one of these
debris types has a designated landfill.
Ways to prevent having a
debris difference fee accessed and charged would be to tarp your bin, keep a
close eye on your bin, and make sure that you state to your sales rep or the
office staff exactly what you intend to dispose of. Tarping your bin can
prevent the incident of a neighbor throwing their trash freely in your bin. The
tarps can be purchased at places like Wal-Mart which has been the least
expensive we have personally seen so far, or a hardware store like Home Depot.
Keeping a close eye on your bin can also prevent items from being thrown in with
all else you are disposing of. Keep the lights on outside and inside to make
people think you are home. Post a sign that they are being videoed taped and
will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
I you have any more
questions, feel free to speak to a sales representative or our office staff for
more details 210-441-2121.
Due to Landfills charging by the weight of debris, BTDT San Antonio would like to give a few suggestions to help keep the rainwater from being soaked up by the debris in our customers bins and help prevent overweight fees:
If you're ordering a bin and are aware of the rain chances, ask your sales representative to add to your order a couple of extra boards under the bin so it will sit at a slant to allow the water to seep out the back doors. Pleases be aware that anything mixed with the water can pour out onto your driveway and may cause staining or damages.
Tarps are another good preventative for rainwater and from the possibility of others dumping their trash into your bin. Our dimensions can be found on our website, or you can call or email the sales representative at any time to get assistance with them. We recommend, when buying a tarp, to buy one a couple of feet larger than the bin and buying one with grommets. The least expensive tarp that we have personally shopped for was at our local Wal-Mart; other possibilities of finding tarps may be at your local hardware stores.
There is debris that is considered very porous and will absorb the rainwater causing the bin to be even heavier than it would be if the debris were dry. Some of the debris considered porous are carpet, mattresses, clothing, paper, sheet rock, etc. Covering the bin with a tarp would be the best suggestion for debris of this sort because the items are so porous, tilting the bin would not make a difference since the rainwater is being absorbed.
BTDT San Antonio is here to help our customers in any way we possibly can. Do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns at 210-441-2121.
These days, May showers bring June damages with all the rain, wind and hail we have been seeing here in San Antonio and surrounding areas! Bin There Dump That still has your back! Rain or shine, we are out delivering and removing bins the best we can to help get your residences and small commercial projects cleaned up and out of the way.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 and Monday, May 30, 2016 The office will be closed in honor of the Memorial Day holiday. Regular office hours will resume at 7:00 am on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. All bin rental accommodations should be made by Friday, May 27, 2016 before 3:00 pm to reserve a spot on the schedule for Tuesday, May 31, 2016. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the office at 210-441-2121.
Updated Rental Information
Bin There Dump That San Antonio has updated bin rental information to help limit any confusion about weight fees, hazardous materials not allowed in the bins and other information pertaining to your rental. Check out our Hazardous Waste Form in full detail here.
With the onset of spring, many homeowners feel the urge to clean up, in some cases, going so far as renting a dumpster.
Properly loading a disposal container is a science that borders on an
art, so today's column is a primer on the finer points of using one.
The first decision you must make is determining the proper size
container for the volume of debris you wish to remove. This is a
difficult calculation because often it involves making a total cubic
account of all your debris, which, in most cases, will be scattered
throughout the house.
I have found that if you make a running inventory, accounting for each
piece or group of debris by their respective cubic size, you can arrive
at an appropriate-sized container. When in doubt, always estimate higher
than lower. Although some disposal companies offer variations of the
industry standards, you usually can get containers in increments of 10
cubic yard capacities, ranging from 10 to 40 cubic yards.
KEEP IT CLOSE
You will save a great deal of time and effort by having the carting
company place the container as close to the debris as reasonably
possible. Note that the container has a swing door that you preferably
will want to access from a convenient location, because it is best to
fill the dumpster working your way toward the swing door.
Keep in mind that site contrainsts, such as narrow egresses, overhead
power lines or other obstructions sometimes make it impossible to
maneuver the container into an ideal position. In these cases, always
abide by the driver's discretion. Have him place ¾-inch plywood strips
under the wheels of the container so it will not damage the surface upon
which it rests.
The process of filling a container is where the science of demolition
becomes a refined art. Ideally, the trick is to load the container with
as little "air space" as possible. This term refers to voids between
debris. When loading a container, always wear protective clothing and
Always fill the container from the back side, working your way toward
the swing door. This will allow you to place the debris exactly where
you want it. Avoid simply hurling stuff over the walls, which inevitably
wastes expensive container space. Hurled debris simply falls in a
random field, often full of air space.
Be sure to crush or otherwise flatten debris before placing it in the
container. I'll use an absurd example here to explain what I mean by
"flatten." Let's say you are throwing away your kitchen table. If you
were to place it in the container on its legs, there would be a huge
void of air space underneath. If you subsequently placed additional
debris atop and around the table, that would be wasted space.
If your container is placed in the street or in an easily accessible
location, keep an eye on it at night. Invariably, neighbors and
passersby feel they can just toss their stuff into your container
without asking. It is your responsibility to watch what goes into your
For safety's sake, keep curious children away from the dumpster. Debris
poses many dangerous possibilities, which, again, are your
Do not load a container over the height of its walls. This is illegal
and could cause a dangerous accident if something were to fly off the
top of the heap when the filled container was being transported.
Once it's been removed, thoroughly sweep all the adjacent areas.
Errant debris, like nails, shards of glass or metal, can be dangerous to
people and car tires.
considering a bin rental, you may want to think about the debris type
you'll be disposing of, whether or not it is dense materials, how much
of it you'll have, and how many bins you'll need. Sorting out those
minor details will help with getting to know your project and your
budget, which will include bin rental costs.
rental costs are based off of location of the delivery and the type of
debris that will be disposed of; such as construction debris or
household/junk debris. Each landfill takes different items at different
Bin rental costs should include the consideration of the possibility of multiple rentals if your project is a larger project.
should also consider over weight fees if your project consists of dense
materials such as dirt, rock, asphalt, concrete, shingles, etc. Our
rentals include up to 2 tons or 3 tons, depending on size, at $50.00 per
ton after 2 or 3 tons.
many days you'll be needing a dumpster should also be considered in
your budget costs. Our rentals are for up to 10 days at a cost of $15.00
per day after the 10th day.
you should have any hazardous waste, such as paints, tires, bio-hazard
waste, motor oils, car batteries, items that contained or contain
gasoline, explosives, flammables, toxins or corrosives that end up in
the dumpster, our fees can start at $100.00 and go up. It's always best
to mention these items right away so we can lead you in the right
direction of disposing of them properly.