- Waste Removal
- Waste Removal
The City of New York sifts through 11,000 tons of trash per day along with 2,000 tons of recyclables. That’s a remarkable amount of garbage, but even more amazing is managing to find ways to efficiently deal with all this waste. Could a pneumatic pipe collection system work?
Did you know humans generate 3.5 million tons of trash each day around the world? That’s an unfathomable amount. Worse yet, experts say it could double by 2025 and reach 11 million tons per day by 2100.
Okay, so it's Spring once again and we all know that Spring is often associated with not only weather changes, but decluttering and organizing your home or work place. A few things that are most important when it comes to Spring Cleaning is saving time, energy, and cost. We have compiled 7 ways that renting a dumpster can really shape up your Spring projects and bring new life into your home or business.
Joe Jarvis isn’t your average 5-year-old. Sure he enjoys playing with Legos and visiting his Grandma’s house on the weekend, but the fact that he has already started his own trash business is a bit extraordinary.
It seems logical that keeping trash off the roadways is the eco-friendly thing to do, but not in this case. Vancouver B.C. is the first city in the world integrating a new plastic-to-asphalt technology to literally add trash into the asphalt mix. It’s all part of the city’s plan to become the world’s Greenest City by 2020.
Ready to learn something new today? The history of the garbage truck in America probably isn’t the most intriguing topic ever, but it’s actually pretty interesting and will give you some ammo next time you want to make yourself feel smarter than someone else. The Early Days of Hauling Trash Garbage haulers have been around since the 1800s. Back then, trash haulers were huge horse-drawn open containers on wheels. It wasn’t until the introduction of the Model T in 1908 that trash haulers ditched the horse in favor of some “horsepower.”
Freshkills Park, NYC. Manhattan is visible in the distance. Source: Jimmy Stamp Right smack dab in the heart of New York City, you’d never expect to find a sprawling 2,200 acre park featuring rolling hills, baseball diamonds, kayaking streams and playgrounds. Even more surprising is the fact Freshkills Park was once the world’s biggest landfill, processing as much as 29,000 tons of garbage per day during its peak operation in 1986-1987.
Hauling your own trash isn’t always a good idea but is a necessity at times, particularly in parts of the world lacking municipal trash hauling service like we have here in America. However, there’s a right way to do it, and a wrong way. We’ve compiled a great collection of images showcasing the wrong way to haul trash…enjoy! Using too Light of a Donkey
Want a strong indication of where the economy is heading? Look no further than the amount of generated waste. By taking a look at the number of rail shipments of garbage and scrap, you can get a pretty accurate depiction of whether or not the gross domestic product (GDP) – an overall measure of the economy -- is strengthening or weakening.
An innovative new gizmo promises to catch every thing you throw at. It’s a trash can equipped with a small motor, wheels and motion sensor. Throw crumbled paper in its path, and it will catch it, even if your aim is as bad as mine.
Independance Day is a great time to spend time with the family, eat great food and launch some awesome fireworks (if the laws in your area permit). But what about the fireworks that aren’t so awesome?...AKA, the duds. Properly disposing of damaged, faulty or the fireworks missing wicks is extremely important.
Ever wonder where your trash ends up days or weeks after tossing it in the bin? A research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) SENSEable City Lab launched a study in 2009 to learn just that. The team of researchers tagged normal household trash with high-tech electronic tags to find out where garbage ultimately ends up once hauled away.
There are over 1,000 different types of mold found in the U.S. alone, and it can be toxic in the home. That’s why it’s particularly important to handle moldy drywall, lumber, flooring, and other building materials with care. When disposing of moldy building materials, it’s not a good idea to just throw them in the dumpster. In fact, some dumpster rental companies require that they are handled a special way to avoid spreading the mold spores. Here’s a quick overview of mold and how to dispose of it safely.
Trash removal, sorting and recycling is big business, we're talking in the billions of dollars per year in the U.S. alone. Dumpster rental service providers are increasingly turning to more environmentally-friendly ways to dispose of trash. Many have onsite facilities for sorting through the debris to remove all recyclable materials.
Hoarding is today recognized as a disorder rather than simply an issue of being disorganized or having too much "stuff" with no where to put it. According to the Mayo Clinic hoarding is a common symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).