Choosing a Residential-Friendly Dumpster Rental Company

Some dumpster rental companies specialize in serving commercial customers, whereas other dumpster rental companies can accommodate both commercial customers and their residential counterparts. As a result, if you are a homeowner in need of a dumpster rental, you need to choose a residential-friendly dumpster rental company for the best results. Continue reading

Getting Started On Spring Landscaping

It is difficult to tell when winter has relinquished its hold for good. As a result, there isn’t much point to starting on spring landscaping when there’s still a reasonable concern that it will snow within a few days. However, there are some steps that can make the eventual process that much easier, meaning that they should be carried out as soon as there is a chance to do so. Continue reading

4 Considerations When Conducting a Waste Audit

For most businesses, conducting a waste audit is a simple and straightforward process. However, there are some potential issues that can cause waste auditors to mess up, either by making the results useless or by introducing more complications than there needed to be. As a result, if you are planning to conduct your own waste audit, you need to be prepared for these issues so that you can ensure the successful outcome that you need to improve your waste management. Continue reading

Reusing and Recycling Christmas Trees

Planning Ahead for Christmas Tree Disposal

Christmas trees become just another piece of clutter once the celebration is over. So homeowners should have a plan for removing them as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are a number of methods for either reusing or recycling them, which should minimize the resulting waste.

How Can Christmas Trees Be Reused and Recycled?

Here are some examples:

  • Some cities have Christmas tree recycling programs, which accept Christmas trees for breaking down into wooden chips that will either be composted or used as mulch in landscaping. In either case, the Christmas trees will have served an important function, thus ensuring that they will not have gone to waste.
  • Living Christmas trees with intact roots can be planted for further use in the future. However, make sure to replant them as soon as possible to maximize their chances of thriving in their newfound locations.
  • Some people have been known to remove the branches from their Christmas trees and then set them up as decorative elements on their premises. Kind souls have even been known to convert Christmas trees into make-shift shelters for birds and squirrels.
  • The wood from Christmas trees can be put to a wide range of uses. For example, woodcarvers can use the wood to make all sorts of interesting items for both everyday use and ornamental use. Likewise, the wood can be burned up in the fireplace to create a picturesque scene, though homeowners should make sure to avoid burning the branches, which can send up sparks.

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The Need to Complete Home Improvement Projects Before Winter

Why Is Fall the Right Season for Home Improvement Projects?

Fall is considered to be one of the best seasons for home improvement projects. In part, this is because most people can spare the time and effort for such projects during the fall, whereas the same cannot be said about summer and winter. However, it should also be noted that there is a real need to prepare a home for wintertime conditions, whether that means improving its insulation, pruning trees of the branches that are at-risk of falling off, or weather-proofing the exposed plumbing.

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Construction and Demolition Dumpster Rental Options

Construction companies have a daunting task. With any big project they take on, it’s important to have the right equipment for removing debris and other types of waste products that can slow a project down it it’s not handled efficiently. For contractors and foremen, deciding on the types of dumpsters that they need can help establish how much of a load they can handle with their various projects. This holds true with any kind of renovation, demolition or remodeling project, as well.

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Do You Need Regular Waste Audits?

Why Do You Need Waste Audits?

Successful businesses must be able to understand what is happening with their revenue-earning operations, which is why they pour so much of their time and effort into their accounting. While the generation of waste is not as glamorous as the core topics of accounting, it has an important role in determining a business’s profitability nonetheless, due to the strong connection with both revenues and expenses. Continue reading

4 Surprising Items That Can’t Be Recycled

The Need to Know What Can and Cannot Be Recycled

If you are interested in making sure that as much of your waste reaches the recycling facilities rather than the landfills as possible, you need to make sure that you know what can and cannot be recycled. After all, the mixing of recyclable and non-recyclable items can cause slowdowns and other issues at recycling facilities, which in turn, can be passed onto their clients in the form of higher costs, as well as a more contaminated environment. As a result, you have a strong incentive to learn more about what your local recycling facilities can and cannot handle if you want to be part of the solution to the problem of scarce resources on our shared planet. Continue reading