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Removing yard waste

We have moved into a house with a yard that has not been well maintained. There are all sorts of things stored in the garden, from old car bodies and parts through to bits of an old shed or garden bed that is still sitting in the middle of the yard. I am getting all of this rubbish removed because I want to plant a new beautiful garden and have a nice area for the kids to play in. This blog has some tips on how to make rubbish removal from an old yard as easy and stress free as possible.



Removing yard waste

Questions to Ask Any Potential Waste Management Company

by Bill Clark

When you own or manage a commercial facility of any sort, you want to give consideration to the company you hire for waste management, as poor-quality waste management services can mean overflowing rubbish bins, missed pickups, and garbage that isn't handled in an environmentally-friendly way. To ensure you hire the best company for your facility, note a few questions to ask any potential service:

Ask how they manage extra pickups

If you notice that trash bins are getting full before your scheduled pickup day, you may want to call your waste management company for an extra pickup. Before hiring a company, ask how they would manage that, how much notice they would need to schedule an additional pickup, and how much it would cost. This is especially important if you have seasonal productions, regular cleanouts of various areas of your facility, or will need extra pickups on a regular basis for any reason. This will ensure you choose a company that is flexible and that will work with you to ensure your property is always clean and there is no risk of overflowing trash bins.

Ask how they dispose of the trash and their extent of recycling

Some waste management companies will use an extensive method of recycling, sorting through all the rubbish picked up in order to remove all recyclable materials. Others will work with a trash disposal service that burns trash in order to create electricity; if any potential company does this with collected trash, be sure to ask if this process creates fumes or not, as the trash created by burning garbage can be very dangerous to the environment. These are the most eco-friendly ways of disposing of trash, so don't hesitate to ask about a company's methods of disposal when deciding which one to hire for your facility.

Note the difference between wet trash and dry trash

Every waste management company will have a limit as to the type of trash it collects, and this may include wet trash versus dry trash. Wet trash may include anything from a kitchen, such as oil, grease, food scraps, or flowers, as well as biological materials like wood, leaves, and mulch. Dry trash typically includes metal, paper, plastic, upholstered pieces, and other such items.

Even if a company collects both wet and dry trash, these items may need to be separated so that recycling is easier for them. A waste management company may also have limits on collecting these and other types of trash, including hazardous materials and flammables, so always ask about these differences and their restrictions.