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Jul
15
Post-Construction Cleanup Tips

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Both indoor and outdoor construction jobs can leave behind a lot of waste. Common site waste includes wood, nails, plaster, stone, dirt, brush and hazardous materials like paint stripper and some types of insulation. While post-construction cleaning might seem like a daunting task, there are some tips you can follow to make the process go quickly.


Tips for Cleaning up After Construction Projects


The key to safe and efficient construction site cleanup is to separate the project into individual tasks and take them one at a time. Remember to wear gloves, face masks, goggles and closed-toe footwear while cleaning to minimize the chance of injury. If you're cleaning up after a large-scale project, ...


Apr
28
What Can I Recycle?

What Can I Recycle?


Making the most of materials through recycling is a noble practice, but are you putting the right items into your bin? Many people are unaware of the specifications for recycling, which leads to mishaps and setbacks for facilities — not to mention bad news for the environment.


Misplaced items in recycling bins are a widespread problem. The average contamination rate — how many non-recyclables taint recycling batches — for communities and businesses is approximately 25 percent.


Mistakes in recycling are easy to make, but they're also easy to fix with a helpful guide. If you've been wondering, "What can I recycle and what doesn't meet the standards?" this res...


Apr
08
How to Reduce Household Waste

How to Reduce Household Waste


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The United States generates unbelievable quantities of municipal waste every year. The latest figures from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that the United States generates 267.8 million tons of municipal solid waste a year, or about 4.5 pounds of waste per person every day.


And of course, all those tons of solid waste can have a devastating effect on the environment. Municipal solid waste landfills are the third-largest source of methane emissions — which contribute to the greenhouse effect — in the United States, accounting for 16% of such emissions. Pollution, fossil fuel burning and other greenhouse gas emissions are associated ...


Mar
23
Garage Organization Tips

Garage Organization Tips



Garage Organization Tips

Do you wish your garage was clean, organized and used for more than miscellaneous storage? Many homeowners want to improve their current garage space. A majority of Americans spend a few hours each week in their garage engaging in activities but for many others, clutter and excess storage prevent them from using their garage to its full potential.



D.B. Containers is the trusted dumpster rental service for New York City residents to organize and discard the clutter that's been stored in their garage for too long. We realize that cleaning and organizing even the smallest garages can be a huge undertaking which is why we've gathered a list of tips that will help you thor...


Mar
23
12 Things You Can't Put Into a Dumpster

12 Things You Can't Put Into a Dumpster


12 Things You Can't Put in a Dumpster


Many people tend to treat a dumpster like a garbage disposal — anything that isn't going to break it is going into it. In 2017, the United States generated 267 million pounds of municipal solid waste, including garbage, recycling and compost. Though much of that waste comes from household garbage, a lot comes from residential, commercial and contractors' dumpsters as well. But many items are prohibited in dumpsters — or if they are not banned outright, they are accepted only with the payment of additional fees.


What cannot go in a dumpster? The answer likely varies depending on where you live. But a few items are generally prohibited in all d...


Feb
21
Dumpster Rental Tips

Dumpster Rental Tips


Tips for Renting a Dumpster


If you have decided to rent a dumpster for your home project or contracting or commercial needs, you may feel overwhelmed with questions. How do you rent a dumpster? When should you rent one? How big of a dumpster do you need?


Our team of hardworking experts is here to help. Read on to learn the answers to these questions and get some helpful tips for renting a dumpster.


How to Rent a Dumpster


Use the following guide to navigate through the dumpster rental process:



  1. Determine the scope of your project and calculate the needed size of your dumpster rental.

  2. Contact a reputable container service with positive customer testimonials and proven success.

  3. Clear the space needed for your...

Jan
31
How to Fill a Dumpster

How to Fill a Dumpster



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If you’re wondering how to fill a dumpster, you’re in luck. At DB Container Service, we’ve worked with containers and dumpsters and understand exactly how to make the job simpler and safer for everyone. We’ve put together these seven dumpster loading tips for your next project.



1. Separate Anything That Can’t Go In


It is illegal to put hazardous materials into a dumpster, which means no medical waste, biohazard material, paint, batteries, chemicals, Freon, solvents, liquids, propane tanks, lead materials, dirt, asbestos, household garbage and similar materials. If you’re not sure, read the label or ask.


2. Prepare Everything Before the ...


Jan
31
How to Choose the Best Dumpster Size

Whether you are a general contractor or any individual doing yard work, landscaping, renovations or any projects, you will eventually need a dumpster to haul away the mess. It’s very likely you will find yourself asking “What size dumpster do I need?” — especially if you’ve never had to rent before or are tackling an unusual project.



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How to Choose the Best Dumpster Size



If you’re renting, these tips will help you identify the best dumpster size for your needs:




  • Check the size of the loading area first. Visualize where the dumpster will go and measure this area carefully. Most dumpsters are about eight feet wide with an 8-foot-wide door in the back. The dumpst...


Jan
09
Spring Cleaning List

Spring Cleaning List


Spring Cleaning List and Tips

It won’t be long until warmer weather brings back new buds, green grass and birds singing in the trees, so it's time to consider when to start your spring cleaning. It’s wise to start thinking about your spring-cleaning checklist now because a spring clean is different than the usual tidying up you do regularly.


A spring clean results in a deep-cleaned house which makes that routine cleaning easier and more efficient. A spring clean means going room by room cleaning and de-cluttering so that our homes are fresher and more organized.


When to Start Spring Cleaning


The first early days of warm weather are the best time to start spring cleaning. It's essential you ai...


Jan
09
Can Wrapping Paper Be Recycled?

Can Wrapping Paper Be Recycled?


Can Wrapping Paper be Recycled?


For most of us, recycling around the holidays is almost second nature.


Recycling as much as we can is environmentally and socially responsible. The holiday season is about giving back to our friends, family and community, and recycling discarded materials and objects is a way to "give back" to the environment.


Unfortunately, while our intentions are good, recycling holiday materials is not as simple as it sounds. In fact, many of us do more harm than good when we stuff our festive wrapping paper and curling ribbons into a blue bin.


Every year, Americans unintentionally wreak havoc on local and international recycling centers by putting un-recyclable items in their...


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