5 Reasons To Rent a Dumpster This Spring with Clean Er Up Bin Rentals

5 Reasons To Rent a Dumpster This Spring with Clean Er Up Bin Rentals

5 Reasons Renting a Dumpster Rental Is a Good Idea

It’s that time of year when people start thinking about getting rid of clutter, taking care of projects or tackling that idea that they’ve been putting off for far too long. Spring is a time of renewal, but it’s also a time for organizing, and that’s why now could be the right time for a dumpster rental for your home or business.

Clean Er Up Bin Rentals has been helping customers with their bin rental needs in Hamilton for years. Below you’ll find some of our customer’s favorite reasons to take advantage of our dumpster rental service in Hamilton, Brampton, Milton and more.

1. It’s Been Quite a Year, Let’s Get Rid of Stuff

A lot of us – in fact almost all of us – have spent a lot more time in our homes over the past year than perhaps we ever have. With lockdowns, stay-at-home orders and working remotely becoming the norm instead of things that seemed beyond any fathomable reality, people have had a lot of time to go through their things and likely realize that it’s time to offload.

2. Renovate and Refresh: It’s Time to Work on Your Home

During this year at home, a lot of people have also had time to think about some bigger projects they may want to have done. These include renovations, expansions, modernizations and the like. If this includes you, your project will involve demolition, and you’ll need a dumpster rental to handle all of the junk that you’re going to accumulate.

3. It’s Time to Move

Spring and early summer is also a time when school years are ending and there’s a break in the calendar. That also means that it’s a popular time for people to move into a new home altogether. Clearly, part of moving is purging, as it’s always fascinating to really see how much stuff we accumulate without realizing it. A dumpster rental can help remove all of this clutter quickly and easily.

4. It’s Easier on the Environment

If you’re cleaning out a big pile of junk, it may be possible to offload all of it yourself if you make enough trips to the local dump. However, doing so may actually cost more based on fuel costs and dumping fees, and all those trips are so time consuming! There’s no reason to burn all of that gasoline when one trip when you can give us a call for dumpster rental services and we will take care of things.

5. It’s Time to Motivate Yourself

Finally, if you’re thinking about a dumpster rental for your home or business, you should be aware that a common side effect is unexpected motivation! Once our Clean Er Up team gently delivers your rented dumpster it may inspire you to clean up even more unwanted junk. With such a great opportunity right outside, you may just decide that it’s time to get rid of even more unnecessary things. After all, the dumpster is sitting right outside – it makes it easy to toss something without having to plan a logistical trip to take care of it!

The bottom line is that a dumpster rental is a great idea for a lot of reasons, many of which are individual to your situation. If you’re ready to take the next step, go ahead and review our ordering page and get started.

The Best Way To Clean Up After A Wedding

The Best Way To Clean Up After A Wedding

Here in Southern Ontario the dark thick fog of the pandemic is finally beginning to lift, and hopes are high that we can return to our normal lives. It has been a rollercoaster of a year, but we’re almost there, and that means we can think about putting those tentative plans back on the calendar and making up for lost time.

One of those things that got put on the backburner for many people was their wedding. Those got shut down in a hurry, and couples scrambled to make new arrangements. It was frustrating, it caused a lot of anxiety and basically it sucked in every possible way.

This spring and summer many couples are planning outdoor weddings because they are a great way to move forward with their weddings, and walk the line of still being able to invite a full guest list to their event and still be safe. It is a great way to still have your special day, and with millions of great ways to have an outdoor wedding online, you can piece together a beautiful experience that is probably not only a lot nicer than simply hiring a venue, but also more original. You can make it all about you, and your tastes.

When you are planning your outdoor wedding, don’t forget to think about the practical stuff. Sure it’s easy to forget about the need for portable toilets when you really want to think about centrepieces, but your guests are really going to need those portapotties.

You will also need electricity, water, probably a trailer or two for the wedding parties to get ready and you will need to rent a roll-off disposal dumpster. Weddings create a massive amount of stuff that requires disposal and you can’t just leave it in a field.

You can rent one from us online and we will book a time to deliver to your event. We can place it discreetly away from the event on any hard flat surface, and when the show is over, we will haul everything away to a local waste management recycling centre. You won’t have to see it, think about it, and when you are long gone on your wedding night there won’t be a huge mess for the parents and friends to clean up.

Tree Removal Projects In Hamilton, Ontario

Here is Hamilton, Ontario, homeowners are beginning to have a tree problem.

The problem they are experiencing is that many years ago when their homes were built, the builders planted trees to make the property look nice and homey, which they did. Local municipalities also lined the streets with trees for the same reason, and to give their neighborhoods a nice welcoming appearance.

Now, all of that was great back then when the trees were small and manageable. However, here we are years later and they are huge.

We now have these massive trees in our front and backyards that have enormous canopies so we barely get any sunlight anymore. The branches are gigantic and heavy, so they tend to bend over our fences into neighbors yards. They also frequently break from their own weight, and that problem is compounded in the wintertime when they are laden with snow and ice. This causes massive insurance headaches when they do break, plus it is also super dangerous.

There is also the problem with the root system. They are strong and grow into our basements, watermains and tear up everything beneath the surface of our lawns. This can cause us to lose power, destroy our plumbing and break the foundation and footing of our homes.

In short, the trees were a great idea but ended up becoming a huge problem.

When you hire a tree removal service, you can expect them to show up in the morning, and probably be done by the end of the day. They are experts who will have your tree down and in pieces quickly and efficiently. They’re ninjas at what they do and when you consider the benefits, it’s worth the cost of hiring a good team.

Your tree removal project won’t take long, and you will need to rent a roll-off disposal dumpster for the job. The tree will be chopped up into manageable pieces, so the dumpster can be placed on your driveway or on the road which will allow your crew the ability to easily toss all of the pieces into the bin. Then when it is full, it will be hauled away and everything is safely disposed of according to the law at a waste management recycling centre. It is a simple and frequently one-day process that is easily manageable, and when it is done, you’ll be amazed at how much space you now have on your property.

Home Office Renovations In Hamilton, Ontario

Home owners in Hamilton, Ontario are waking up from the long haul seemingly never ending drudgery that we call winter. Thankfully, we are also finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the pandemic, so in the words of one of our favorite television characters, “everything’s coming up Milhouse”

We have learned many things over the last year, and it has been hard on all of us. However, if there is one great take away from it all, is that we’ve figured out that many of us simply don’t need to commute into an office every day to get our work done. We can do it just as well, if not more so by working from home. We’re more relaxed because we didn’t have to fight our way into work every morning, we have more hours to get our jobs done, and we tend to spend less time chatting with co-workers about meaningless topics every day. This means we avoid Patty, the office gossip in the coffee room and can instead spend that time getting our jobs doen early so we can hit the park for a bike ride, or get some errands done.

Now that many people have been permanently assigned to working from home, one of this year’s biggest home renovations projects is going to be building a permanent home office. People have had enough of working in their kitchens and converted laundry rooms and want a dedicated home office workspace, and since we are now in the warmer months and the vaccines are rolling out, now is the perfect time to hire that crew and get it done.

Depending on the size of people’s homes, and their ambitions, home office renovations either mean renovating an existing room, or going all out and putting on an addition. Both of these options are a great way to stimulate the working brain, and add value to your home.

In either case (and everything in between) you are going to need to plan ahead, work out your budget and hire a roll-off disposal dumpster bin to haul away all of your used and unwanted material.

Regardless of the scope of your project, you can be assured that there is going to be a lot of material that has to be safely removed and taken to a recycling waste management station. It all has to be done according to local and municipal laws, and scheduled with prearranged drop off and pickup times so your project can move forward quickly and on budget.

You can choose from any of 4 bin sizes, but we suggest that you choose from our largest selections. Home renovations and additions create a massive amount of material, and many people tend to underestimate the sheer volume of material that has to be hauled away. Even a small project will create tons of flooring, drywall, electrical, plumbing, furniture and other waste, so it is always best to be prepared so this year your project gets done in a timely manner and you can settle into your brand new home office without Patty talking your ear off every morning.

Emergency Lists For Home Owners

For many homeowners (and especially first time buyers) the fun part of moving in is making the place yours. It is all about the renovations, decorating, interior design, painting, landscaping and other “fun” projects that transform the previous owners house into your new castle.

These are great projects, and we have roll-off disposal dumpster bins that suit all of your needs for those jobs, but this is about something else. This is about the things you didn’t plan for and sooner or later are going to happen.

Owning a home in Southern Ontario means you have to be prepared for the unexpected. When you buy a home, that means you inherit all of the previous owners’ problems that they didn’t want to pay for, like plumbing, a new roof or electrical issues. It also means that you have to be prepared for our turbulent summer weather patterns, freezing cold winters and issues with our aging local infrastructure like the power grid or drainage and watermains.

These are issues that every single one of us can expect to experience as a homeowner, and you would be advised to be prepared for.

For example, you should always have extra batteries on hand, as well as some empty coolers, some ready made food, water, flashlights, cell phone power banks and solar panels or generator ready in case of a power outage. That way you can still have some power in your home, even during the winter months, a place to keep your food cold during the summer and you will be able to stay in contact with the world.

Additionally you should have some contact numbers on hand and in your cell phone in case of emergencies. For example, you will need the numbers of a on call doctor and veterinarian if you have pets, a plumber, an electrician, a roofing service, a general contractor, a snow plow operator, your kids school, poison control, a hospital, your insurance carrier and a roll-off disposal bin service.

Many people might question the last one, but trust us on this. Lets say one night your aging plumbing finally bursts and there is water everywhere. You call the plumber, the general contractor and they come over and immediately begin repairs.

All of that material from pipes, to drywall, flooring, soaked and ruined furniture and other debris needs to be removed from your home immediately. It follows that you can’t simply leave it on your lawn, so it has to be legally disposed of at a local waste management recycling depot. For that reason, your dumpster bin is just as important to the quick repairs and smooth operation of the emergency project, and so that your home can be restored to its previous state quickly, and without huge expense.

Junk Removal Hamilton

Junk Removal In Hamilton, Ontario

Do you have a home that you love, that looks great, you feel at home when you are there and you enjoy everything about it, except you have a lot of……..stuff? If you do, then you need a disposal bin.

When we say stuff, you probably know what we’re talking about. You see it on a lot of properties here in Hamilton, Ontario. A perfect home with great landscaping and everything is ideal, except it has a lot of…..stuff.

Stuff like an old shed that really needs to be torn down, or pieces of old concrete blocks from an old project, worn out old tires leaning on a fence, pieces of machinery, long forgotten toys, rusted out old junk and simply a load of…..stuff left behind by a previous owner that you couldn’t even give away. That kind of stuff

All of that stuff that is scattered around your property is not only hurting the value of your home, but it is also taking up space that you could use for anything your imagination can dream up. That broken old water barrel, rusted bicycle frame and clapped out old snow plow are just sitting there, wasting space and also acting as an eyesore. It’s time to call a few buddies, rent a dumpster bin, and clean out all of your junk.

When you order a roll-off disposal bin online, you can choose any size you need for your junk removal project. It can be placed anywhere on a hard surface, so you can centrally locate it on your property to make it easier to collect all of your stuff in one easy to access space, and then it will all be removed to a waste management depot according to the law.

Depending on how much stuff you have on your property, you may need a few truckloads to be removed, so those pickups and deliveries can be prearranged so your cleanup goes smoothly and quickly. You won’t need to rent the bin for an extended period of time which will help keep costs down, and you can get your job done over a weekend.

Then when all of your stuff is finally gone, and you can finally enjoy all of your property without having to look at the previous owners old stockpile of old car parts and broken ceramic pots, you can make some plans for that reclaimed space, and enjoy a bump in property value which is far more valuable than all of that……stuff.

What Can and What Cannot Go Into a Dumpster in Hamilton CA

We know that when you get a bin from Clean Er Up you’re doing it because you’ve got a big mess to clean up. Maybe you’re doing a home renovation and have a lot of old broken tile and drywall you want to get rid of. Maybe you’re doing new construction and you just have so much trash from the process. Or maybe you’re taking on a beast of a yard and will be pulling out stumps. All of this is just the kind of thing that a dumpster in Hamilton CA is for.

But what isn’t allowed in a Hamilton dumpster rental? What products, substances, and chemicals are meant to be disposed of somewhere else?

Here is your comprehensive guide to what can and cannot go into a dumpster in Hamilton CA.

What Can Go Into a Dumpster in Hamilton CA?

This is the easy part, because SO MUCH can go into a dumpster, and we know you’ve been dying to get rid of it. 

General Trash

If you’ve got a question, check the section below, but typically anything that you throw into your trash bin every week can be thrown into a dumpster. There are exceptions for things like glues and adhesives–those should go in your regular trash, not the dumpster–so be sure to read on. But as a rule of thumb, anything you’d toss in the bin under your sink is good to toss in the dumpster.

Furniture

No problems here. It all can go. Couches, tables, chairs.

Appliances

Appliances can go in the dumpster, BUT there are a couple hitches. While you can throw out your washer and dryer, your microwave, your oven and your trash compactor, you will need to make sure that your refrigerator or AC units are free of any freon. (If you don’t know how to remove freon from one of these devices, contact an appliance or HVAC repair specialist and they’ll take care of it for you.)

Electronics

While you can throw away any electronic device in a dumpster, there is a question of how much you can throw away. If you’re just cleaning out a house and getting rid of some TVs and a couple computers, then you’re fine. But if you’re doing a major overhaul of an office space and getting rid of a lot of electronics, you may need to recycle them as e-waste. There are dedicated e-waste recycling companies in Hamilton CA that you can contact who will come to you and pick up old electronics.

Yard Waste

We’ll take any yard waste you can throw at us. If it’s organic, it can go in the dumpster.

Construction Debris

This includes a whole host of things, including bricks, asphalt, stone, shingles, drywall, wood, siding, tile, carpet, and most anything else from a construction site. However, if you are getting rid of a particularly large amount of stone and concrete, please contact us to make sure that it’s not too heavy for our dumpsters.

Other

The list of what can go in a dumpster can go on and on, but things like toys, books, paper, filing cabinets, non-organic trash are all good in the dumpster.

What Can’t Go In a Dumpster in Hamilton CA?

While there’s a lot that can go in a dumpster, there’s a lot that can’t. Here are the items that shouldn’t go in, and suggestions about where else you should dispose of them.

Adhesives

It may seem odd that you can’t throw glue and epoxy away in a dumpster, while you can easily put it in the regular trash. But this is because we don’t want any of the adhesives leaking and gluing things to the inside of the dumpsters. They can be very difficult to remove.

Batteries

Car batteries contain harmful chemicals and should be disposed of either at a recycling center or an auto shop. Lithium batteries, like those found in laptops, should be recycled with an e-waste recycler. Regular alkaline batteries, however, can go in the dumpster.

Corrosive Waste

Corrosive wastes are either acids or bases that can cause severe burns and erode metal. This includes bleach, oven cleaner, and rust remover. They should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Center.

Cleaners or Solvents

Cleaners or solvents–even household cleaners–shouldn’t be put into dumpsters. Typically, small amounts can be poured down drains and then you are free to put the empty bottles in the dumpster.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, which is highly toxic and must be recycled. 

Food Waste

Yes, we said that we’ll take anything organic, and we won’t mind if you empty the fridge into the dumpster. However, if it’s a large amount of food waste (if you’re cleaning out inventory at a grocery store or something similar) then that can attract unwanted animals. We recommend either throwing this in the regular trash or sending it to a composting center.

Fuels or Oils

Fuel like gasoline or kerosene, oil, propane tanks, or other combustible and flammable items should not be put in a dumpster. This also includes matches and flares, rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover and other ignitable wastes. Contact the Hamilton fire department about where these items can be dropped off.

Hot Water Heaters

Hot water heaters can contain harmful gases and should not be damaged by throwing it in a dumpster (or throwing something on top of it). If you’re getting rid of a hot water heater, we recommend transporting it carefully to a landfill

Biohazardous Waste

Biohazardous wastes contain things that are potentially infectious. This can include blood, animal waste, animal body parts and bodily fluids. It also includes sharps such as needles, glass vials and blades.

Medication

Medications should not be thrown in the trash or put into the water supply (don’t flush them down the toilet). They can be disposed of at the local pharmacy.

Paint or Lacquer

Paint, paint thinner, wood stain, and lacquers cannot go into a dumpster. They should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Center.

Printer Ink or Resin

While the ink of a single printer isn’t a problem, if you’re getting rid of a large quantity of ink it should be done through a recycling center. Any amount of resin should be taken to a recycling center.

Railroad Ties and Telephone Poles

Railroad ties and telephone poles are treated with harmful chemicals and are not permitted in most landfills. Some recycling companies will still take them.

Reactive Wastes

Reactive wastes are materials which are unstable under pressure or heat. This includes propane tanks, oxygen tanks, aerosol cans, ammunition and fertilizer. These should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Center.

Tires

Tires cannot be thrown in a dumpster as most landfills do not accept them. They can be recycled at an auto shop or tire store, however.

Toxic Wastes

This includes anything that may be dangerous if exposed to the body, inhaled, or swallowed. This includes antifreeze and pesticide. They should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Center.

Conclusion

As mentioned above. Most construction, yard or day-to-day trash materials are fine to throw in your dumpster rental. Outside of that, please consult our guide, call us, or contact your local Household Hazardous Waste Center.

Replacing A Roof In Hamilton, Ontario

The roof of your home takes a beating during the winter in Hamilton, Ontario. Year in, and year out it gets covered with snow and ice, which then thaws and cracks, refreezes and repeats the cycle over and over every winter. This takes a huge toll on our shingles and sub-roof, until after a while we discover cracks and leaks.

Replacing your roof has many advantages. It is a great home renovation for the spring and summer months because workers can get their job done easily, quickly and safely compared to the winter when your roof is like a skating rink. A new roof will look great, add value to your home and it also has environmental benefits. Even if it isn’t leaking water just yet, you can be assured that your old roof is definitely leaking hot and cold air, which means a higher energy bill. Leaving your old roof unrepaired is like trying to insulate it with fishnet stockings. It’s not going to work, and you are better off simply getting it done sooner than later so you can lower your monthly energy bills and enjoy a more temperature controlled environment.

Tearing that old roof off means you are going to need to rent a disposal bin that can be rolled off a truck, and placed on your driveway so workers can easily access it from above. You will almost certainly need a large bin because even if you have a smaller bungalow sized home, removing a roof means a ton of unwanted material and debris that has to be safely removed and disposed of at a local recycling centre.

Depending on the size of your home, you can probably expect to require more than one truckload of material to be removed, so when you order your bin online, you can schedule pickups and deliveries at time that is convenient for you. This way your full dumpster bin can be picked up, cleaned out and replaced as quickly as possible so your crew can continue with their jobs and have your new roof done quickly and efficiently.

Replacing a roof can take anywhere from a couple of days to a week or more depending on the size of your home, and most people tend to have their roofs replaced during the spring and summer months. You will want to plan ahead and get a couple of quotes from roofing companies in advance of spring, and book your disposal bin as early as possible. This way you will have all of your ducks in line when the weather warms up and the hammers start to fly.

Decluttering Tips For Bin Rentals In Hamilton, Ontario

Spring is almost here and thousands of homeowners in Hamilton, Ontario are spending their spare time planning a weekend of cleaning out their homes and doing a deep spring-clean.

We love spring cleaning because it allows you to totally rediscover and reinvent your home. You suddenly find loads of untapped space in your closets, spare room, basement, garage, shed and kitchen. All of that space that way previously being used as storage space for unwanted stuff can now be remodeled into anything you want. The basement was full of old unwanted stuff? Now it can be turned into a home entertainment room, a home office, or a gym. Really, it can be anything of your choosing and it is like putting an addition on your home, that is totally free.

We have offered a few spring cleaning tips in other articles, and here are a few of our ideas on how to make decluttering your home a much easier.

Go Deep

We have all heard the term “Out of sight out of mind” right? It certainly applies to our homes and unwanted stuff that accumulated over the years. We kept all of these things in our storage areas because we thought we might need it one day, but we forgot why. Remember that massive old school big screen you put in the garage 10 years ago? Do you really think you will be using it again? Nope. You really won’t. The same goes for that couch the in laws asked you to store, but they forgot about and those golf clubs you kept despite only playing the game once every 5 years.

Go Even Deeper: Nooks And Crannies

When you are digging through your closets and deciding to toss out your pleated jeans and old bowling shoes, go deeper and check the shelves. You will find loads of brand new space in your bedroom and kitchen closets when you look up high and go through the shelves and drawers. If you think of it as square footage, it adds up quickly and you can repurpose that space to store things you actually want to keep and have easy access to when you need it. Plus it is also a great excuse to hit up the retailers and pick up a few things you have always wanted, but never felt you had space for.

Forgotten In Plain Sight

You have to give it up to Marie Kondo. She really knows what she is talking about. Her axiom of “if you don’t love it, get rid of it” are words to live by, and this especially applies to furniture.

Your floor space is filled with furniture that you navigate every day and never really think about very much. However, if you take a good honest look around at all of your furniture, artwork, accent pieces etc, ask yourself if you really love it. If the answer is no, then it’s time to get rid of it.

These are just a few ideas to help you inventory your next spring cleaning project. It will also help you decide on a dumpster bin size when you order with us online. However, we suggest that if you aren’t entirely sure of what size bin you need to order, then you should contact us and we will be happy to suggest the ideal bin size for your next project.

Landscaping Tips For Hamilton Disposal Bin Rentals

Landscaping projects are a great way to reinvent your property and add value to your home at the same time. You can pull off a landscaping project on just about any budget ranging from digging up a few new spaces for gardens, to putting in a new pool, a deck or some architectural landscaping. No matter the size or scope of your project, a landscaping project during the spring or summer is a great way to clean up your property and do some upgrading.

When you are planning your next landscaping project, you will need to decide on what sized dumpster bin you will need to rent for the job. Landscaping projects always create a massive amount of debris, unwanted material and dirt to be removed, so we suggest you speak to one of our professional team members about the size and scope of your project and then choose from one of our 4 bin sizes which you can easily order online.

If you have questions regarding what you can and cannot dispose of in one of our roll-off dumpster bins, you can use the bin to dispose of:

• Old decking, fencing and lumber
• Garden debris: leaves, branches, trees, hedge clippings, sod, dirt etc.
• Lawn clippings
• Gravel, bricks, concrete
• Old patio furniture

You cannot use disposal bins for any hazardous material like solvents, old paint, motor oils etc.

When we deliver your roll-off disposal bin, we will need to place it on a hard surface that is roughly 16 feet wide, like a driveway or concrete pad. We also place our bins on custom-made wooden planks, so they never leave a lasting impression on your property. If you want to place your bin on the street, then make sure there are no vehicles parked in the space you want us to drop it off, and be sure to check with the city regarding any permits that you may need to keep it there. By-laws in Hamilton, Ontario vary from town to town, so make sure you are following the local laws.

The temperatures are rising in Hamilton, Ontario, and residents are busy finalizing their plans for this year’s landscaping project. Having your roll-off disposal bin plans sorted out in advance is a great way to make sure your next project is completed on schedule and goes as smoothly as possible, because as much as you may enjoy getting out in the sun and rolling up your sleeves, we’re certain you want to get that pool finished so you can spend the rest of the summer enjoy relaxing weekends in the sun.