Ordering A Dumpster Bin During Bad Weather

Here in Southern Ontario, we have been experiencing some rather unpredictable summer weather over the last few years. The weather patterns are changing, and this has resulted in sudden storms, or high winds that seem to come out of nowhere and tear our property apart. They blow down trees, tear off roofs and scatter debris all over our property which then knocks out our power and generally causes us a few days of chaos, and some insurance headaches.

These weather events can be anywhere between a clean up hassle, to a huge life event. Very frequently they can knock a tree down which then ends up falling into a person’s dining room, or tearing a roof to sheds, all within a few minutes.

If your property has been hit by strong weather, and you have to have repairs done you are going to need to immediately order a roll-off disposal dumpster bin.

The clean up process has to start right away, so crews can get onto your property and begin repairs. For example, if your roof has been partially torn off, and you have tree branches and other debris all over your property, you will need to clean out an area for them to get their vehicles and workers in so they can tear off your old broken roof and replace it. All of this has to happen quickly and efficiently so having your dumpster bin already on site when they arrive will save you a lot of time and money. This way they can simply dispose of all of the broken debris quickly and get to work on the new roof.

Your bin can then be removed quickly and taken to a local waste management recycling station where it is emptied and returned quickly so it can be filled with another load. This will allow your workers the ability to do their jobs with almost no disruption to their job, and your home will return to normal as soon as possible.

These new weather patterns are becoming more frequent, and commonplace, so make sure you have an emergency plan in place, including phone numbers and contact information for crews so if your property is hit, you won’t have to wait days or more to have repairs done.

Community Cleanups In Southern Ontario

We love this.

Many communities in Southern Ontario have come together over the last few years and started participating in community cleanups.

A community cleanup is essentially what it sounds like and you think it is. Basically in many towns and cities, local communities organize a day or weekend to get together and clean up their parks, streets, wildlife areas, rivers, schools and apartments. It is a lot like a block party, but with tools, rakes, brooms and garbage bags. It’s a great way for neighbors to get together, and even meet each other with the common goal of spending a few hours tidying up their communities. For example, maybe the local park needs a lot of work. Some bratty kids have painted graffiti on the playground, there is trash and debris everywhere, many of the trees have dangerously overhanging branches that need to be removed, and the landscaping needs some attention.

So the neighbors put a plan together on their local Facebook group, everyone brings their tools, a few people set up some coolers and a BBQ area and then after a few hours, the park looks great and everyone has a good time. It’s an amazing way to spend a spring or summer day, and give a little back to your neighborhood.

If you are planning something similar, you are going to need a roll-off disposal dumpster bin to haul all of the unwanted material and debris away. We have 4 different bins that you can choose from and order one or more online to be delivered at a scheduled time. We will then deliver it and place it on any hard flat surface on our custom made wooden planks. Then when it is full, we will haul it away to a local waste management recycling centre so everything can be disposed of according to the law. We will return the bin quickly, and you can refill it with another load.

When your neighborhood cleanup is done, and it is time for some BBQ and a few cold pops, your block will look great and you can probably expect a bit of a bump in your property value as well, and that’s something we can all come together and enjoy.

Cleaning Up All Of Your Organic Waste

Spring and summer in Southern Ontario are the perfect time to tackle that landscaping project and give your property a makeover. It will not only make your home more appealing, but it also increases the value of your home. Additionally, since we spend half our lives inside during the winter, we tend to move ourselves outside as much as possible during the warm months, so cleaning up your landscaping, maybe planting a new garden and fixing up your patio or deck is a great way to spend this season’s fixer up time.

Let’s say that you really don’t have a single project to tackle, but several small to medium sized ideas. For example, you have an old tree and some of those branches are dangerously hanging low near a fence and they need to come down. You may have a large hedge that needs pruning, the gardens need resoiling and planting, or maybe you’re even planning on growing some fresh veggies so you’re digging up a new garden. Plus the deck needs a new rail, and you want to replace the gutter on the house.

All of these are great, quick and easy ways to freshen up your property, and won’t cost a big load of cash.

When you decide to roll up your sleeves and tackle the backyard this year, you will want to rent a roll-off disposal dumpster. You may not think you will have much material to dispose of, but all of those projects add up quickly, and they create a massive amount of debris and unwanted material that has to be disposed of safely, and according to local and municipal laws.

You can order one of our roll-off disposal dumpster bins online, and we will deliver it to your home, and place it on any hard, flat surface on our custom made wooden planks, so it won’t leave a permanent mark. Then once it is filled, we will haul it to a local waste management recycling centre and return it if you still have more material that needs to go.

Then once the projects are all done, all you have to do is invite some family or friends over, fire up the BBQ and enjoy the rest of your summer.

The Benefits Of Installing A New Fence

Spring and summer in Southern Ontario means that we come out of our homes after months of being trapped inside like mole-people. This past year has been especially rough on all of us and we can’t wait to compete in our favorite summer sport: The summer bbq.

During the spring and summer, our backyards turn onto another room in our home. We spend our outside entertaining, working out, gardening or simply enjoying a good book under the warm Canadian sun. We love our backyards and we spend a lot of time, and money on them so they look great.

If you love your backyard like most of us do, you have spent a few dollars and many hours sprucing it up. However, if your fence is old, falling apart and generally in need of replacing, it is kind of like buying a brand new living room set and then putting it in a room with cracked and peeling stained wallpaper. If that is the case with your backyard, then maybe this is the season you make putting in a new fence your summer home renovation project.

A new fence has three key benefits, aside from simply looking good. A new fence locks in oxygen from trees and your lawn, which leads to a fresher smell and higher oxygen levels. It helps you breathe better, so if you have allergies, then a new fence will drastically improve the quality of your time that you spend outside.

It also increases the value of your property dramatically, so the moment your new fence is installed, and the work crew are pulling out of your driveway, you can expect a spike in the value of your home, which is especially great if you are planning on selling it in the near future.

It also has its privacy benefits because let’s face it, as the saying goes, fences make great neighbors.

When you remove your old fence, you will have a large amount of used and unwanted debris that will have to be taken to a local waste management recycling depot and disposed of according to the law. You can simply chop it up and burn it because of local bylaws, and you wouldn’t want to try it anyways, because your old fence has been treated with stain, paint and chemicals, so burning it would not only stank up the neighborhood, but potentially become a huge fire risk.

You can avoid all of that by hiring a roll-off disposal dumpster bin and have it placed in your driveway. That way your crew can simply tear down the old fence, and place everything safely into the bin and have it hauled away. This will help the project move forward quickly, and keep your costs down. Depending on the size of your fence, and if you have planned everything out, it should only take a day or two, so it is worth the small investment and have all of your material carted away in a dumpster bin.

Advantages Of Having A New Roof Installed

There are many things in life that are simply undeniable, whether we like them or not. For example, the song “Africa” by the band Toto is a stone jam, period. You may not like it, but it is.

Another undeniable fact is that here in Southern Ontario, the roofs on our homes are aging rapidly. That combined with our harsh winters and unpredictable summer weather that frequently includes high winds and sometimes hail the size of a chihuahua, our roofs take a beating.

You don’t have to wait for that one fateful day when a storm hits and the roof starts leaking to replace your roof. You can get ahead of any future problems that may come up and make it your spring or summer renovation project, and here are three great reasons why you should:

Great Curb Appeal:

An old roof looks…..well…..bad. It just does and it doesn’t do much for the look of your home, even if you love to landscape and have done a lot of work on your home making it attractive to guests. An old roof looks ratty, and it can also contain mould, unwanted guests like mice, rats and racoons and let’s face it, you are going to have to replace it sooner or later so why not do it sooner?

Higher Resale Value:

A new roof instantly increases the value of your home. It is that simple.

Enhanced Energy Efficiency:

Putting on a new roof increases the capability of your HVAC system because not all shingles are created equally. Modern shingles reflect solar energy, which means that your home doesn’t heat up in the summer nearly as much, which puts a strain on your HVAC system. Your home will stay cooler and that directly translates into a lower monthly energy bill. Many modern shingles have an Energy Star rating, so do a good search and find some shingles that offer you the best value for your energy saving dollar.

When you hire a company to remove your old roof, you can expect a ton of material and debris that will need to be safely removed according to the law to a local waste management recycling facility, so you will need to rent a roll-off disposal dumpster bin. The bin can be placed on your driveway on wooden planks, so it will never leave a permanent mark, and workers can then simply tear your old roof up, and toss everything into the dumpster below. This will make the job go quickly, and keep costs down, which is something we call all agree on.

Putting In A Pool In 2021

Remember growing up, and there was a family in the neighborhood, or some relatives who had a pool? Their house was like a magnet for entertainment. Of course the kids loved it because they could swim and goof around, and the adults had a great time with all summer long bbq parties and plenty of cold drinks. Even the dog loved it and would get in on the action. Backyard pools are great, and here in Southern Ontario, where we love our few months of warm weather, backyard pools become the epicentre or our lives.

If you are planning on putting in a pool this year, you can expect more than a good time entertaining family and friends. Pools have very real benefits that homeowners enjoy all summer long.

Notably, a pool increases the value of your home, which is always a good thing. Additionally, you can create a really stunning pool that can be more than a simple hole in the ground, but is a part of the architectural landscaping design of your home.

Along with your swimming pool, you could include:

Water features
A fire pit
High-quality fencing
A modern deck or patio
Exterior lighting
A gazebo, pergola or cabana

It also has amazing health benefits because you get outside and ditch the electronics. Swimming is one of the best exercises and starting with a couple laps per day, while slowly increasing over time is a great way to manage weight, and enjoy overall better health. It may also inspire you to take up other exercise activities like yoga, riding a bike or hitting the weights.

Once you have hired your pool contractor, be sure to book your roll-off disposal dumpster bin in advance. You are going to need a large one, like a 20 yard bin because you will have actual tons of soil, stones and material to be removed. All of that debris can’t simply be dumped anywhere and will need to be taken to a waste management recycling centre and disposed of according to the law, so have your disposal bin plans in place before the guys and the Bobcat show up.

Pool installation doesn’t take all that long, and within a few days your family will be outside, away from the social media and enjoying the outside all summer long so have your plans together and get started. Summer is over in a blink of an eye and after the pandemic, we are going to all need some pool time this year.

The True Cost Of Clutter

Okay good people, hunker down because today we had our minds blown, and this article is probably one that many people can relate to, but never actually considered.

When we were thinking up new and interesting article ideas today, we wondered “how much is the actual cost of clutter in a home?”

Seemed like a fair question, so we considered to skip past the curb appeal, and value of the home if you are selling it, and instead focus on how much clutter costs per square foot in Southern Ontario, and then the more expensive GTA.

The average cost of a home by square foot in Southern Ontario is roughly $200 per square foot. In the GTA, which includes Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Halton Region, the average cost can be as much as $1083.

That. Blew. Our. Minds.

Just for the sake of example, let’s split those two numbers and say that the cost of a home in Hamilton-Wentworth Region, Peel, Niagara Region and Halton is somewhere in between at roughly $500-$600 per square foot. That means that for every square foot of space in your home that has unwanted clutter that you never use like furniture, sports equipment, old televisions sets, kids toys, boxes full of whatever, appliances and everything else under the sun, it is costing a homeowner at least $500 per square foot just to keep it.

If that isn’t enough reason to give the home a good spring and summer clean out, then we don’t know what is.

When you look at the true cost of clutter in home value and monetary terms, it really rings the bell. Why do we keep this stuff in our homes? We never use it, we don’t want it, and it takes up very valuable space. So what gives? Well the answer is probably that most people don’t know what to do with it.

The answer is you rent a roll-off disposal dumpster bin, and have it delivered to your home. Then you and a few friends can hump all of that unwanted stuff and toss it into the dumpster easily. When it is full we will haul it to the local waste management recycling centre, and return it quickly for another load. It may take a day, or even a weekend, but when you are finished you will not only have reclaimed your home, but you won’t be spending thousands of dollars keeping clutter in your home.

The 3 Most Common Mistakes When Booking A Dumpster

Spring and summer here in Southern Ontario mean it is that time of year when homeowners who have been planning their projects all winter long, are finally able to get at it and tackle their jobs.

Every season when the weather gets warm, the birds begin to chirp and the hammers start to fly. Homeowners tackle every manner of project from indoor home renovations, small and large scale cleanouts, landscaping projects, building additions, putting in a new pool, patio or deck, replacing an old roof, fence or driveway and even tearing down that old shed and decluttering their property. All of these projects are great because it increases value to their homes, and it invigorates us so when they are done, we can spend the summer entertaining family and friends on our new deck with our new pool.

When you begin planning your next project, you probably already know that you are going to need to rent one of our roll-off disposal dumpster bins. We make it easy for you to choose from our 4 dumpster bin sizes, and order online. Since many people are ordering a disposal dumpster for the first time, we figured we would share three common mistakes and tips that many people make the first time they rent a disposal bin.

1) Don’t Go Too Small

Many people underestimate how much unwanted material they will have. For example, a person might think that a simple bathroom renovation is a simple task and won’t create a lot of debris. In reality there is a ton of material that will end up in the disposal bin, and that might mean extra truckloads, so pick a larger size bin because you will probably need it.

2) Where To Place It When It Arrives

We can place your disposal dumpster anywhere on a hard and flat surface. We will put it on our custom made wooden planks, so it never leaves a lasting impression on your property. Many people think we can drop it anywhere, like on a soggy lawn that is still thawing out from the winter, and you don’t want that. Pick a spot in advance that will be convenient for your workers and so our truck can drop it off easily and without having any obstructions in the way.

3) No Hazardous Material

We do not handle hazardous material, period. If you have any, you will have to take it to a waste management recycling centre and they will safely dispose of it for you. Something considered as a hazardous material will be any of the following:

Household cleaning chemicals
Old Paint
Fluorescent light bulbs
Propane tanks etc.
Once your bin has arrived, and your project is underway you will be able to call us or schedule a pickup and we will return the empty bin as soon as possible so your workers will have little downtime, and your project will run smoothly and on time.

How To Dispose Of Unwanted Yard Sale Items

Everyone loves a good yard sale.

That is a simple and undeniable truth here in Southern Ontario because the weather is perfect for a day of travelling around from sale to sale looking for some bargain treasures, and it is also a perfect time to drag all of your unwanted stuff out of the basement and garage, and set it up on the lawn so people can haul away your stuff, and put a few bucks in your pocket at the same time. Yard sales are probably one of the most environmentally friendly ways to clean out your home, and do some shopping.

Upcycling all of your unwanted stuff by hosting a yard sale means that you will probably have some, if not a lot of stuff left over with no takers. Sorry Aunt Polly, but nobody wanted that throw rug you gave us because honestly, it looks like something the dog coughed up. The same goes with the kiddie pool, the lay-z-boy from the 1970’s, those old snow tires, the wagon wheel card table, mother in laws commemorative figurine collection that she gives every year, the broken old washing machine and those boxes full of stuff that were left behind by the previous owners.

What this means is that at the end of the day (or weekend if you are having a huge yard sale) you have to get rid of what is left over. You can’t simply curb all of it and hope that the neighbors scavenge through it and take that ping pong table, and you can’t wait for the city to come take it away either, if they actually do take items of that size where you live. You will need to rent a roll-off disposal dumpster bin to take the rest of your stuff away.

Thankfully it is fairly simple, and you can easily order one online. Simply choose the size you want and we will bring it to your home at a time of your choosing. We can put it anywhere on a flat surface, and we will even place it on custom made wooden planks, so it doesn’t leave a mark. Then when it is full, we will take it to a local waste management recycling centre and legally get rid of the rest of your stuff.

By the end of the day you will have a completely cleaned out home, and a few bucks in your pocket which you can then spend next weekend at a……yardsale.

Concert and Festival Cleanups

This past year the pandemic put an abrupt halt to one of our favorite ways to get together every year in Southern Ontario. Festival season, and it sucked.

We love our festivals, and we will have one for just about anything. Rib Fests, BBQ Fests, Blues Festivals, Wine, Film, Garden, Agricultural, Sports, Theatre, Food, Drink, Music, Street, Busker, Dogs, Farmers and even a Butter Tart Festival. Yes we know we are missing several more, but you get the idea.

The point is, we love festivals. Spring and summer without them last year seemed empty because we missed getting together with our friends and neighbors in our cities and towns, and hanging out together while doing something we enjoy together. It could be a shared love of food and wine, or film, or the Shakespere festival. Even our local street festivals are great and we look forward to them every year.

Thankfully now that the pandemic is being contained, towns are lifting their restrictions and some festivals are back on this year. Many people are already planning their festival and getting their vendors sorted out for the next big event.

If you are planning a festival this year, don’t forget to order your roll-off disposal dumpster bins to handle all of your material this year. You can order with us online and choose from 4 sizes of dumpster bins. You will probably need more than one, and we will be able to deliver them at a scheduled time, and place them anywhere on a hard flat surface. Your clean up crew will be able to keep the festival moving and bring everything conveniently to the disposal bins, and when they are full we will remove them and take everything to a local waste management recycling station and return it quickly for another load.

We truly hope at least some festivals happen this season, because we need to get back to normal as soon as possible. We miss all of you good people, and can’t wait to see everyone this summer.