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January 16, 2018
Dumpster Rental Safety in Winter
The experts at Box Brothers Roll-Off Services in Denver have put together a quick guide to dumpster rental safety in winter. Each season presents different advantages and challenges when it comes to construction, remodeling, and landscaping. So before scheduling your dumpster, it's important to take the following considerations into account and ensure that you’re fully prepared for the project.
If you are organizing a winter DIY project that will generate a lot of waste material, it is best to plan out exactly how you will dispose of it. Roll-off dumpsters can be used year-round and are the perfect solution for household waste created by home clear-outs, moving, demolition and renovations.
Follow this guide to make the most of your rental dumpster during the winter season.
Protect the Dumpster
For proper dumpster rental safety in winter, it's always a good idea to keep your dumpster covered when not in use, especially overnight. A tarp held down with bungee cords works just fine. This will deter dumpster trespassers, including animals (who could get stuck) as well as vagrants. Keeping the dumpster covered will also help prevent snow from getting inside. Snow can quickly build up inside a dumpster, preventing you from being able to fill it efficiently and increasing the weight substantially.
Plow the Surrounding Area
Keep the area around the dumpster free from snow. Whether it is in your driveway, on a construction site or a public street, it is your responsibility to maintain easy access to the dumpster site for delivery and pick up. Plowing or shoveling the snow daily will prevent build-up and make it easier, as well as safer, for you or your workers to access the dumpster rental and fill it.
Once the snow has been cleared, it is a good idea to spread rock salt on the ground to stop ice from forming in the cleared areas. Construction debris is often bulky, with sharp edges or exposed nails and can be awkward to carry. A slippery surface is a hazard for anyone moving materials. To avoid accidents, keep the path between the work site and your roll-off dumpster completely clear and free from ice. Sand or kitty litter can be used in a pinch for quick ice removal.
Protect Yourself from the Elements
When working outdoors in cold weather, wrap up with appropriate warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy work boots. Hauling debris to your dumpster can cause you to sweat, so wear a bottom layer that wicks away moisture from your body. Take regular breaks to warm up inside with a hot drink. And don't be afraid to ask for help from a friend or hire a professional if the job is too big for one person.
For more advice on dumpster rental safety in winter, contact Box Brothers Roll-Off Services. We have been providing Denver residents with a safe, cost-effective way to dump their unwanted debris for over ten years. We can coordinate to deliver and pick up the rental dumpster according to your schedule.
December 15, 2017
What to Do with Renovation Debris
Making improvements on your home is exciting, but trying to figure out what to do with renovation debris can be a pain. Box Brothers Roll-Off Services in Denver has the solution. We can help you find the best waste disposal option for your situation. Depending on the type of debris generated, the quantity, and your budget, we can suggest a number of different waste disposal methods.
Donate What You Can
Home renovations can generate a lot of waste materials, but some of the items you are throwing out may still be usable. Old but intact furniture, mismatched light fixtures and kitchen cabinets can all be given a second life by organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. Bring any suitable items to your nearest drop-off center for household goods and building materials. Not only can you help the environment by reducing waste, but your unwanted things can be reused by people that need them.
DIY the Small Stuff
If you are tackling a smaller project or getting the family involved in a spring-cleaning effort, you may be planning to handle the waste disposal by yourself. You’ll first want to make sure you have the means to transfer your debris without damaging your vehicle. You may also need to separate the materials according to categories like old appliances, organic materials, scrap metal, copper and computer parts. It may take some research and planning, perhaps multiple trips, so be sure to weigh these factors against potentially renting a roll-off dumpster.
Garbage Collection Service
Your regular garbage collection service may offer an additional service for bulk waste removal upon request. Check to see if they accept the type of materials you have, and how much they charge. Usually, they will price the service by weight. Some companies specialize in bulk waste removal and will haul away trash. Unlike roll-off rentals that can be left at a location, trash haulers typically require everything to be ready to go on one day, and they’ll charge more to make multiple trips throughout your project.
Roll Off Dumpster
Probably the most convenient option for homeowners wondering what to do with renovation debris is to rent a roll-off dumpster which can be dropped off and picked up when you are ready. All you have to do is fill it. You can rent a dumpster for the period necessary to complete your project, so the work will still be done at your own pace. There are some restrictions on the type of waste you can put in the rental dumpster, such as toxic chemicals and electronic waste, but for the most part, this is the easiest way to get rid of all those bulky items that are inconvenient to transport yourself.
If you are still unsure what to do with renovation debris, don't despair. Box Brothers Roll-Off Services has been helping Denver residents safely and affordably dispose of their bulky waste for over ten years. Whether you are moving homes, landscaping your garden, renovating part of your home or just doing a general clear out, we can help you get rid of the debris with our 12 and 30 cubic yard rental dumpsters.
November 15, 2017
The Basics of Renting a Dumpster
Unsure if a rental dumpster is your best option? Today, the team here at Box Brothers Roll-Off Services in Denver covers the basics of renting a dumpster to hopefully answer any questions you might have and help you make the right decision. Once you choose to go with a roll-off, our affordable dumpster rentals will make getting rid of your unwanted debris quick and easy.
When it comes to the basics of renting a dumpster, there are a few things to consider. Primarily, you need to think about what goes in it, what doesn’t, if you have a secure place for your roll-off and what size fits your requirements. Let’s take a closer look.
- When should you rent a dumpster?
Rental dumpsters are useful to have when undertaking DIY projects around the home that will generate large amounts of debris and household waste. Home renovations, renovations and clean-outs can leave you with old and broken furniture, appliances, wood, metal or bricks that need disposal. Landscaping projects may require the removal of trees, gravel or other organic material. Moving homes, especially downsizing, can also reveal a lot of unwanted clothes, toys, and housewares. A rental dumpster can be incredibly helpful in all of these scenarios.
- What cannot be put in a rental dumpster?
Certain materials are unsuitable for disposal in a rental dumpster. These include:
- Electronics, such as computers, TVs, and cell phones
- Fuels such as diesel, oils, propane tanks, gas equipment
- Chemicals, such as poisons, pesticides, and paints (dry is fine)
- Batteries, tires, freon and asbestos
- Where should I put the rental dumpster?
To make it easy to move heavy debris into your rental dumpster, you’ll want to place it as near to the work site as possible. Usually, this means in your driveway or yard. However, the roll-off dumpster must be placed on a hard surface, as it may sink into or cause damage to a soft lawn. If this is not feasible, your next option is to keep your dumpster on the street which will require a permit first – so please make sure you have things situated before we deliver your roll-off rental.
- How big are rental dumpsters?
To keep things simple and streamlined, we offer two sizes of rental dumpsters suitable for most projects. The small provides 12 cubic yards at 4' high x 7' wide x 12' long. Our large roll-off is 30 cubic yards, or 6' high x 7' wide x 22' long. If you are unsure about which size dumpster you require, our team will be happy to help you choose the right size for your specific needs.
Now that you know the basics of renting a dumpster, the only thing left to do is contact the team at Box Brothers Roll-Off Services to request a quick quote. With over a decade of experience in renting dumpsters across the Denver metro area, for both residential and commercial use, you can trust us to provide quality services at the best possible price.
October 16, 2017
Yes, You Can Share a Dumpster
At Box Brothers Roll-Off Services our clients in metro Denver often have questions. So, here’s the answer to a recent inquiry: yes, you can share a dumpster. Once there is a single address given for drop-off and collection, and the dumpster rental is paid for, we do not have an issue with where the contents of the dumpster come from.
If you and your neighbors have projects coming up, two households can share a dumpster, or the roll-off can be used by the entire neighborhood. It’s completely up to your own discretion. Just remember to inform everyone who is utilizing the dumpster that only non-hazardous waste is accepted, so no batteries, electronics, chemicals or fuel.
Sharing a dumpster between a few households is a brilliant way to save time and money. Often, homeowners are doing a home clear-out or a minor building project which produces some extra waste. Although it may be too much for their regular garbage bin to handle, it can seem a bit excessive to rent a dumpster for a minimal amount of extra trash. In this case, it is a good idea to ask around the neighborhood to see if anyone is interested in dividing the cost of a rental dumpster. More often than not, you will find somebody else in the same situation. So yes, you can share a dumpster!
As winter approaches, cars, bikes, camping gear, and other outdoor equipment need to get stored away. It is the perfect time to clean out your garage and free up some much-needed space. Last minute roof repairs and tree trimming before the cold weather sets in can also generate some extra debris. Encouraging your neighbors to get all of these tasks done by a specific weekend means that you can coordinate dumping everything together in one rented roll-off and not have unsightly garden waste or construction debris lying around.
If your neighborhood has a shared playground or green area, organizing a community clean-up day is a great way to enhance the appearance of this shared space and to socialize. A day spent picking up trash, trimming hedges, planting flowers and painting fences can transform the appearance of your area. Some housing associations may cover the cost of a shared rental dumpster if volunteers organize the clean-up. Getting outside and mingling with the neighbors isn't as common as it used to be. Spending time doing something charitable with the people that live around you can help foster good relationships and build a better sense of community.
Now that you have the answer – yes, you can share a dumpster, contact Box Brothers Roll-Off Services for a clean-up of any scale, shared or individual. Our rental dumpsters come in two convenient sizes, 12 or 30 cubic yards. Call us today for assistance in selecting the right dumpster for your neighborhood needs. We have been providing convenient and affordable waste removal services across metro Denver for over 10 years. As a family run business, you can depend on us for honest and friendly service with a fast response time.
September 19, 2017
Home Improvement Projects for Fall
Here at Box Brothers Roll-Off Services, we offer year-round dumpster rentals in metro Denver. If you’re planning home improvement projects for fall, we can help you dispose of your household waste, old furniture, as well as construction debris easily and safely. We’ll deliver the right-size dumpster for an affordable price, sparing you from hauling all that junk on your own.
Keep reading for ideas on different ways to improve your home this fall.
Replace Your Front Door
As temperatures cool down, a draft coming into your home may point to a problem with your windows and front door. Often, homeowners end up spending more than they need to on home heating to compensate for drafts. Replace your front door with a new, energy efficient model for better protection against wind, rain, and snow before the weather turns harsh. You can also rip out and dump all the old framing or accent windows around the door to create a more impenetrable and secure home entrance.
Install Rain Gutter Covers
With the arrival of fall, leaves will end up in our gutters. And clogged, overflowing gutters can quickly lead to water damage to your roof and walls. Installing rain gutter covers will ensure that water is allowed to drain away, but that leaves and debris are kept out. You may even need to replace your current gutters, remove any previous water damage to your home and make the necessary repairs. If the job starts to snowball into a more extensive project, we can bring out a roll-off dumpster to make things a little easier.
Repair or Replace Your Roof
When it comes to home improvement projects for fall, this is a big one. Summer storms are over, and the harsh winter temperatures have not yet set in. Shingles that are curling, molding or blistered are a sign that your roof is not protecting your home sufficiently. They’ll need to be removed, properly disposed of and replaced. Getting work done on your roof before winter is the only way to avoid serious damage from rainwater, ice build-up and snow melt.
Create a Finished Basement
Now that the long summer days are over, the whole family will be spending more time indoors. Take advantage of the extra space in your basement and transform it into something useful like a playroom or extra bedroom. We can send out a dumpster so you can get rid of any old junk you have stored down there, as well as all construction debris you create. Once cleared out, you can focus on the endless ways to make use of your basement, from a wine cellar to a yoga studio, as well as a game room or home office.
Renovations, repairs, and home clean-outs can produce a surprisingly large amount of debris and waste. Take the stress out of your home improvement projects for fall by renting a dumpster from Box Brothers in metro Denver. We offer the most affordable and convenient way to get rid of your trash without hassle. For more information, just give us a call.