Waste Removal Tips & Advice

Recycled Orchestra builds its own instruments from junk found at the local landfill
A small slum village situated virtually atop a Paraguayan landfill has found a way to transform discarded junk into ear-pleasing musical instruments.
Wedding and garbage truck
An Arizona man surprised his wife of 16 years with a wedding vow renewal ceremony like only he could -- in front of a huge, state-of-the-art eco-friendly garbage truck. To say he has an obsession with trash is an understatement, but it's certainly not a bad thing to have a passion in life!
Worm composting at Charlotte Douglas Airport
North Carolina’s Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT) is on the cutting edge of manufacturing huge quantities of worm poop…Huh!? It’s true, and it’s not gross; it actually makes this airport one of the most eco-friendly in the United States.
iRecycle app from Earth911
Recycling made easier. The newest version of the iRecycle app from Earth911.com makes it simple to find recycling and disposal sites near you.
Ken Butler makes musical instruments from trash
Artist Ken Butler turns everyday garbage into ear-pleasing musical instruments, such as violins, cellos and pianos. He uses junk like old shovels, wheels and tennis rackets to make musical bliss.
Dumpster rental frequently asked questions
Renting a dumpster is an easy process, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll always get the best deal. A little knowledge about the dumpster rental biz can go a long way in getting the right container for the best price possible.
The Grinch loves cluttered homes during Christmas
Christmas is the season of giving, but somehow you always end up with more than you started with. Before your home gets overrun with more "stuff," create a decluttering plan of action.
Junk removal company working
Junk removal companies have been around for decades, but today's clutter-haulers are going green. Eco-friendly junk removal services are popping up around the country, and they will donate and recycle much of the clutter you're getting rid of.
What's going on these days with America's municipal waste system? "Trash Stats" is an infographic that will visually show you how much 'stuff' is thrown out each year, as well as what's being done to turn waste into energy.
Restored 1950 Garbage Hauler
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.
Fendi bags made from recycled trash
Some of products in Fendi’s new lineup of “trashion” are fetching upwards of $2,200 a pop.
Superstorm Sandy causes a tree to fall on a car
After the winds have calmed a bit, Superstorm Sandy's path of disaster is revealed. The devastation spans more than 10 states and has prompted the biggest solid waste cleanup effort in history.
Happy City Birds project
Thomas Winther, aka Dambo, is the mastermind behind the ‘Happy City Birds’ project. Dambo has created hundreds of colorful birdhouses he distributes across four cities in Denmark, including Copenhagen, for free. The coolest part of the project is that the birdhouses are upcycled from trash.
Freshkills Park, NYC. Manhattan is visible in the distance
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. Today , it's an expansive parkland.
Dumpster rental cartoon - funny
Getting rid of junk or remodeling any part of your home typically requires a dumpster rental. If you've never rented a roll off container before, we'll walk you through the process step-by-step.