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    Tips to Help You Manage Your Household Waste

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Did you know that the United States produces about 250 million tons of household waste in a year? Household waste is generally considered to be the everyday items—such as food, newspapers, batteries, bottles, clothes, packaging, and organic waste—that are thrown away by businesses and homeowners alike. If you want to increase your knowledge of waste management, read this article.

    Practice Waste Reduction
    The first step to managing your household waste is to look at the sources of the waste, and how you can reduce them. Buy products that are minimally packaged. Products that are designed to be re-used rather than thrown out and replaced are also a great way to reduce the amount of waste you produce. Whenever possible, avoid buying a new product in favor of borrowing, renting, or sharing one instead. Donating or selling an item rather than throwing it away reduces your waste output, and offers you either extra cash or a tax benefit.

    Recycle More
    Recycling is easier than it ever used to be, especially in the New Jersey area. Instead of throwing your paper, glass, metal, batteries, or plastic waste in the trash, find out whether it can be recycled. Recycling reduces the amount of raw materials that are created, and gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have done your part to reduce your consumption.

    Compost Organic Waste
    Why throw away uneaten food and raw food waste when you can use it to enrich the soil near your home? Compost, also known as organic waste, is very useful for the environment and should not be sent to landfills.

    At RentDumpsters.com, we are committed to reducing the amount of household waste that enters New Jersey landfills. We have decades of experience in the recycling industry. Visit our website to learn more about how we can help you reduce your household waste and increase your recycling. Call us at (201) 258-3699 to find out about our dumpster rental services. 

    LEED: Leading the Way in Green Building [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 8 months ago

    In the past, some builders gave little or no thought to how their work affected the environment in either the short or long term. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, exists to provide third-party certification of building strategies that help minimize the impact of construction on the environment. Whether you are a professional contractor who needs to rent a dumpster or a New Jersey homeowner working on a renovation project, consider how dumpster rentals with LEED recycling solutions can help you earn LEED credits. LEED measures nine different areas of construction and building—you can see what they are in this infographic from RentDumpsters.com, your New Jersey dumpster rental company. Explore this infographic to learn more about LEED, and consider what you can do to help the environment during your next project. Please share this info with your friends and colleagues.   

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    Taking a Look at the Different Types of Construction and Demolition Wastes

    Last updated 8 months ago

    In a demolition or construction project waste will inevitably start to pile up. Some of these materials are recyclable, while others are toxic and need to be disposed of correctly. Learn more about the most common types of construction and demolition wastes by reading this article.

    Mercury-Based Materials
    Some lamps and light bulbs contain mercury, such as fluorescent bulbs. These bulbs and tubes can technically be considered toxic waste, so it’s important to handle and dispose of them with care. Other materials that contain mercury include some thermostats, as well as electrical switches and relays with mercury.

    Aerosol
    Aerosol cans are ignitable, which makes them a form of dangerous waste. In addition to being dangerous, non-empty aerosol cans are also bad for the environment. If the can is empty, it can be recycled as sheet metal. Otherwise, the can’s contents need to be professionally emptied before they can be emptied.

    Absorbent Materials and Shop Towels
    Any type of material that has absorbed construction waste can be considered a type of construction or demolition waste. After a construction project, towels and rags need to be handled properly and laundered before being thrown away.

    Paint and Paint Materials
    Paint, which is considered a type of construction and demolition waste, is usually made from lead, oil, latex, or water. Paint materials such as stripper, primer, sludge, thinner, and the like are also common types of waste.

    Solvent and Sludge
    Solvents produce dangerous wastes, but are considered necessary to some construction and demolition projects. Some construction companies purchase a solvent still that distills solvent so that it can be recycled. These stills can produce sludge or “bottoms,” which are usually disposed of.

    If you have a small- or large-scale construction or demolition project that requires a dumpster for waste or recycling, call RentDumpsters.com of New Jersey at (201) 258-3699 or arrange for a pick-up by visiting our website. We offer LEED recycling solutions for our customers in New Jersey and New York, and even provide pick-up and drop-off services.

    An Overview of Your Residential Dumpster Options

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Are you moving or planning to de-clutter your home in the near future? If so, you may be interested in the services that RentDumpsters.com has to offer. We deliver and pick up containers in New Jersey and New York for waste and recycling. Over the last 60 years, we have provided dumpster rentals for projects such as estate cleanouts, landscaping, demolition, eviction cleanups, remodeling, window replacement, roof replacement, and siding replacement. If you are a builder and need a dumpster rental for your construction project, RentDumpsters.com has just what you need.

    You can find out more about the residential dumpster rental services we offer by calling us at (201) 258-3699. We are a LEED recycling solution offering a wide variety of residential, construction, and commercial waste management services to both the New Jersey and New York areas. Check out our website to learn more about the waste disposal and recycling services we offer. 

    Essential Recycling Tips for Your Home

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Recycling is a critical component of the home waste disposal process. Home recycling can be quick and easy, and many of the items you use on a daily basis can be sent to the recycling center instead of the dumpster. If you are looking for ways to cut down on your household waste, you many want to consider incorporating new recycling methods into your waste disposal routine. Here are some essential recycling tips for your home.

    Paper and Cardboard
    When you are recycling paper and cardboard at home, it can be helpful to create a separate bin for each type of paper products. Items such as newspaper and cardboard should be recycled in their own containers. To properly recycle your paper items, it is important to remove any plastic wrapping or rubber bands. When recycling corrugated cardboard, make sure to tie your cardboard together with twine or string.

    Plastic
    Plastics are some of the most important recycled materials. While most types of plastic are not biodegradable, they can be recycled and used to create a variety of other products. Depending on the requirements of your local recycling center, you may be able to recycle all types of plastic, or only plastics products that contain certain recycling numbers.

    Glass
    Your glass bottles can be easily recycled. When recycling glass, recycling centers typically prefer that each glass color be sorted and separated. To separate your glass, you can create a bin for each different color. By sorting your glass bottles into colors, you will help to streamline the recycling process.

    If you need assistance with managing your household waste and recycling, contact RentDumpsters.com. We provide our residential and commercial customers with dumpster rentals for both recycling and waste debris. To learn more about the benefits of choosing our dumpster rental services, give us a call today at (201) 258-3699 or visit us at our website. 

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