Monday, 15 August 2016

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.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Don't Let the Rain Affect Your Bin Rental

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Happy Memorial Day

  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.





                    Memorial Weekend

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.



Tuesday, 16 February 2016

DUMPSTER RENTAL TIPS

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 safety gear.

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.

CRUSH IT

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 container.

For safety's sake, keep curious children away from the dumpster. Debris poses many dangerous possibilities, which, again, are your responsibility.

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.


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR RENTAL

When 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.

Our 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 costs.

Bin rental costs should include the consideration of the possibility of multiple rentals if your project is a larger project. 

You 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. 

How 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.

If 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.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

We had a major over haul on our back yard by one of our AWESOME contractors! Crain who owns Hacienda Landscape Company here in San Antonio.
My back yard was slopped towards the house with 12x12 concrete squares as the patio. It was so bad because it flooded into our sun room when it rained. Crain came out and made suggestions on a fix and aesthetically appealing. It turned out amazing. Below you will see the pictures and the grass is not totally green and grown in yet.
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AFTER:



We have an oasis! Beautiful job at a great price!

Friday, 23 October 2015

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW PRIOR TO RENTING A DUMPSTER





HAZARDOUS WASTE MATERIAL INFORMATION

Bin There Dump That San Antonio is here for all your bin rental needs. We like to provide education to our customers alongside customer service. There are items that are considered restricted and hazardous materials and cannot be placed in the bins. You can call the City of San Antonio at 311 to have restricted or hazardous materials removed properly on Fridays from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Below is a list of items that are considered hazardous and cannot go into the bin.

EXAMPLES OF RESTIRICTED MATERIALS
EXPLOSIVES * FLAMMABLES * TOXIC LIQUIDS * TIRES * PROPANE TANKS * GASOLINE * MOTOR OILS * PAINTS * REFRIGERATORS* AC UNITS * FREON * LARGE BATTERIES * FLORESCENT BULBS * BIOHAZARD WASTE * BIOMEDICAL WASTE: NEEDLES, SYRINGES, LANCETS, ETC.

Bin There Dump That San Antonio provides bin rental services with pricing based on two debris types in which the bin will contain: Construction Material and Household Mix Material. The material category determines which landfill we are allowed to take the debris. If the bin contains debris other than agreed in the signed bin agreement notes, there will be an additional fee. Below is a list of what is considered Construction and what is considered Household Mix.  
                                                                          
CONSTRUCTION: * DRYWALL* ELECTRICAL * PLUMBING * WOOD * TOILETS * CABINETS * FLOORING * INSULATION * SINKS * SHOWERS * DOORS * WINDOWS * ANYTHING USED TO BUILD A HOUSE.
HOUSEHOLD MIX:  * FURNITURE * CLOTHING * TOYS * GARBAGE * BBQ PITS * TV’S * DISHES * JUNK * ORGANIC EXAMPLES:  FOOD, PLANT MATERIAL, ETC.
ALL BINS SHOULD BE LEVEL LOADS ONLY. IF ANY TIME IS TAKEN TO REMOVE ITEMS TO MAKE THE LOAD LEVEL LOAD FOR HAULING, AN AUTOMATIC $50.00 FEE CAN BE ASSESSED.

IF A BIN CANNOT BE HAULED OFF DUE TO OVER LOAD OR TO HEAVY, OR ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE, AN $85.00 DRY RUN FEE WILL BE ASSESSED.

IF YOU ARE DEALING WITH CONCRETE, ROCK, STONE, BRICK, DIRT, SAND, ASPHALT OR AND DENSE MATERIAL SUCH AS SHINGLES WE ONLY RENT 4 YARDS AND 10 YARDS FOR THESE PROJECTS DEPENDING ON VOLUME.
***** OUR TRUCKS ARE SMALLER TO FIT INTO TIGHTER SPACES SO WEIGHT CAN BE AN ISSUE *****
NO RELOCATING OUR BINS WITHOUT OUR WRITTEN OK. WE TAKE PICTURES OF EACH DELIVERY SO WE KNOW WHEN IT IS DONE. Damage will occur and we hold you responsible. Boards missing or bin damage fees start at $100