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Roll-Off Dumpster Direct Assists with Church Cleanout

church rddOne of our favorite aspects of our industry is being able to serve a variety of businesses and customers from a wide range of categories. From people needing residential dumpsters for their home cleanout projects to school districts cleaning out at the end of the school year, no one day is the same for us! Because we offer the longest rental period in the industry, people trust us to handle their unique needs no matter how big or small the job. At the end of the summer, we had the pleasure of assisting many churches with their cleanouts. 

Churches We Served This Summer

Churches have many reasons for needing a roll-off dumpster. Many churches also serve as schools, which means that over time they accumulate many out-of-date textbooks, expired school supplies, and old files. In addition, with the daily use of church schools and ministry, church chairs, tables, and other furniture can become worn out and need to be replaced. For the churches we served over the summer, many of them needed roll-off dumpsters for those reasons and because they were performing renovations to help make their facilities safer and more up-to-date for their congregations. Here are a few churches that we served:

  • St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Emigsville
  • Christian Life Church in Chambersburg
  • First Baptist Church of Woodbridge
  • Elevation Church in Winston-Salem
  • First Christian Church in Forest Park

Here for Your Dumpster Needs

If you are a church in need of a roll-off dumpster, please contact us. We offer long rental periods and a variety of dumpster sizes to fit your needs. In addition, we make scheduling online easy, so get a quote today.

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Roll-Off Dumpster Direct Supports New Jersey Organizations

Roll-Off Dumpster Direct delivers nationwide but loves to give back to local organizations. New Jersey is home to many incredible non-profits and organizations that serve people of all ages, and our team is so proud to support them! In 2022, we supported the following organizations:

riverview farmers market

Riverview Farmers Market is operated by Farms in the Heights, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to provide access to local food systems, grow our local economy, and promote environmental stewardship, for the benefit of all Jersey City Heights community members.

pro arts

Pro Arts Jersey City is a professional membership community dedicated to advancing and promoting visual artists and their work. Largely volunteer-run, Pro Arts is comprised of roughly 150 emerging and professional artists living and working throughout New Jersey and New York who are actively engaged in pursuing the visual arts as a career.

jersey city arts council

Jersey City Arts Council is an inclusive and diverse, community-focused 501(c)(3) organization. We support and advocate for arts organizations and individual artists, across all artistic disciplines, as well as encourage new and innovative additions to the artistic landscape and the cultural growth of our city.

guttenbergarts

Guttenberg Arts provides practicing artists with the space and time to develop their work and expand their practice through community engagement and promotion to curators, collectors, and print and digital media.

out in jersey

Out In Jersey is the LGBTQ New Jersey news magazine that features events and entertainment on its website and in bimonthly print magazines.

Our team is passionate about sponsoring local organizations in all areas we service all over the country! If you’re searching for a roll-off dumpster for your home or commercial business, please contact us for information.

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Roll-Off Dumpster Direct Assists with Storage Purge

storage unitIt’s the latest and greatest in trends – becoming a minimalist. As more and more people start sorting through and getting rid of their unneeded and outdated items, Roll-Off Dumpster Direct is proud to partner with them!

The Ultimate Refresh

There are many studies about the incredible effects of minimizing your personal items and keeping your spaces tidy. As people, our mental health is greatly affected by clutter, messes, and disorganization – and not in a good way. In fact, one of the best ways to improve your mood, boost your mental health, and jump-start a lifestyle refresh is by cleaning out your house, closets, and/or storage units. 

Individualized Service to Help the Process

Over the last few months, Roll-Off Dumpster Direct has assisted many individuals and families as they strive for a healthier and more minimal lifestyle by cleaning out and organizing their storage units. Because our team offers many different sizes of dumpsters and has one of the longest rental periods in the industry, families are able to cater their orders to their exact needs. There may even be instances when you rent a certain size of dumpster thinking you will only be getting rid of a small amount of clutter and come to realize that you need a bigger one after experiencing how refreshing it is to purge!

Quick Tips

As you’re cleaning out your storage units, it is important to remember a few things.

  1. Donate. While you are taking advantage of the heat this summer by tackling these minimalist projects, don’t forget to look up donation centers near you. Roll-Off Dumpster Direct allows you to swap out dumpster sizes whenever you need to, so if you find that you can donate a lot of items instead of throwing them out, we can assist you.
  2. Be Flexible. Going through old items can bring up a lot of emotions and memories. It is important to take the time to really decide if things are trash, donatable, or a keepsake. Remember, you can also extend your rental if you need more time to sort through old belongings. 
  3. Know What You’re Throwing Out. Certain items cannot be disposed of in a dumpster – items like medications, old batteries, or electronics need to be recycled or disposed of properly. We have the resources for you to know where to take these items.

No matter what you need, get a quote from Roll-Off Dumpster Direct today and improve your mental health by clearing out this summer. 

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Roll-Off Dumpster Direct Helps Schools Clean Out for Summer

clean classroomWhile teachers and students alike are celebrating the end of another school year, the team at Roll-Off Dumpster Direct is busy helping local school districts clean out the old and get ready for the new!

Summer Cleanout is the New Spring Cleaning

Summer is a great time to get a dumpster rental for schools. When the students have gone, it is time to clean out those old notebooks, damaged desks or chairs, buckets of short pencils and pencil shavings, sticky lockers, worn carpet . . . the list can go on and on! Because schools are such high-traffic facilities, the amount of garbage, worn-out furniture and carpet, and broken objects can be extensive. That is why our team was proud to offer our services for: 

  • Peachtree Ridge High School
  • Conservatory School Palm Beach
  • James A. Long Elementary
  • Kelly Smith Elementary
  • Moseley Elementary School

Prepare for a New School Year with Roll-Off Dumpster Direct

If your school or college is in need of a massive clean-out and requires a dumpster rental, please contact our team for a quote. We offer flexible and easy online scheduling. Summer is an excellent time to get things cleaned out and ready for a new school year. School’s out for summer – we don’t need no excess garbage! 

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Roll-Off Dumpster Direct Services Hammond Park During Renovation

park benchSummer is on the horizon and the beautiful season means spending more time with your children at the park. The incredible community of Sandy Springs, Georgia is busy renovating Hammond Park –  a large community park of over 13 square miles in the heart of town. Currently, Hammond Park is home to several trails, recreational activities (including playground and open fields) as well as a gymnasium with pool. 

 

Serving the Needs of a Community

The city of Sandy Springs is expected to grow by 9% over the next few years, which means the demand for park use, trails, and indoor fitness and swimming classes/lessons are going to increase. The city called upon Roll-Off Dumpster to help with many of the incredible renovation plans. The overall improvements include:

• Improve trail connection between upper and lower parking lots
• Improve structures cosmetically (paint, etc.)
• Complete deferred maintenance issues
• Improve ADA access throughout the park, including restrooms
• Repair damaged fencing throughout the park
• Provide wayfinding and new entrance monument signage
• Repair retaining walls around multipurpose fields
• Improve and repair restrooms at sports courts
• Improve playgrounds (replace equipment, resurface, etc.) and make all
playgrounds ADA compliant
• Enhance park landscaping, including removing invasive species
• Continue fencing along the ridge behind the pavilion and events facility to
prevent children from going downhill into traffic
• Improve sidewalk/trail surfaces throughout the park

Up for the Task

Our team at Roll-Off Dumpster is excited to be a part of such an amazing undertaking! The improvements that will be seen throughout Hammond Park and Sandy Springs will be evident for generations. You can follow along with the park development on the City of Sandy Springs Facebook page

If you have a big project that involves an overhaul of current structures, trails, or park systems – please contact our team today! We are up for the task.

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Roll-Off Dumpster Delivers to the VA Museum of Natural History

Living on the east coast, we are surrounded by American history – but the VA Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, VA does an exquisite job of showcasing another, more Jurassic side of our not-so-recent past. Our team at Roll-Off Dumpster had the pleasure of delivering dumpsters to the museum recently, and it turned out to be an educational trip as well!

The museum is constantly bringing in new exhibits for individuals, businesses, families, and kids of all ages to enjoy. It was no surprise that they would need our services as they prepare for new booths, fundraising events, and research opportunities. The best thing about the VA Museum of Natural History is unlike the natural past . . . it is constantly changing!

dinosaur at va museum of natural historyPre-Historic Dumpster Deliveries

The museum continues to expand, and we are excited to be a part of it all as they create more permanent and traveling exhibits, and receive exhibits on loan. As we attempt to make our mark on history by providing superior customer service, easy online scheduling, and the longest dumpster rental period in the industry – we can’t help but be thankful that dumpster deliveries don’t come with a live T-Rex. Although, a meteor would definitely be a faster way to take care of the trash. 

Visit the VA Museum of Natural History today and see all the new exhibits and be sure to contact our team for your next dumpster rental!

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Roll-Off Dumpster Direct Delivers to the Shakespeare Theatre Company

shakespeare playThe show must go on . . . but not without the help of Roll-Off Dumpster Direct! This past month, our team delivered to the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. Since March of 2020, people around the country have missed out on live performances. Now that things are getting back to ‘normal’, the actors/actresses, volunteers, and patrons of STC are in full swing and the community could not be happier about it. We were so fortunate to be called to help them clear out some old and welcome in a new era of post-pandemic performances. 

Plays and More!

The Shakespeare Theatre Company is not just a performance venue, however. The STC offers a variety of community activities for youth and adults. You can take part in a class, participate in an online ‘Shakespeare Live’ event or ‘Mock Trial’ involving some of the nation’s best judges, or attend a camp! There is no limit to the fun you can have here. The next performance is, “The Merchant of Venice” and debuts on March 22nd, 2022! Be sure to get your tickets.

shakespeare theatre company logo

As the company – and the company – grows at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, we look forward to being a part of it, hauling away the old to make way for the new and exciting! If you are a local theater, school, or business and need a dumpster as you begin the post-pandemic purge, please contact us. We provide delivery all over the east coast and have the longest rental period in the industry!

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How Covid-19 Impacted Trash

mask garbage on sidewalkA shocking repercussion of the pandemic is one that would never cross the minds of most people. While we are focused on how Covid-19 has impacted businesses, hospitals, and families – there is a major consequence that has gone largely ignored – our trash. While Americans have always been one of the highest consumers of single-use plastics, the pandemic has caused this to increase. Before 2020, there were about 8 million metric tons of plastics being deposited into the oceans each year – many fear that the pandemic has caused this amount to almost double.

The Pandemic and Waste

While healthcare workers have been focused on saving lives, and rightly so, an increase in the healthcare waste footprint could be causing a lot more issues to the environment. Each day, hospitals around the country are discarding thousands of pounds of medical waste. This waste cannot be thrown out like your daily paper, it needs to be processed. As pandemic induced worker-shortages have impacted industry after industry – waste management was not left out. Without employees, many waste management and recycling locations shut down temporarily, some permanently, leaving a heap of medical waste, recyclables, and other classified trash. In addition, some recycling centers and waste management businesses put a pause on processing waste due to the fear of surface transmission of the disease. 

Notably, millions of face masks, both surgical and KN95s/N95s, and other PPE (personal protective equipment) have caused a dramatic increase in waste. Walk by any public trash and you will notice 1 or more discarded face masks- all of which can be blamed on Covid-19. It is estimated that hospitals in bigger areas are producing 7.5 pounds of covid-related medical waste per person per day. In big cities around the world, such as New York City or Jakarta, the rate of healthcare waste has increased 500% since the pandemic began.

Ways You Can Help

When the pandemic began, waste management was not a priority. As we start seeing things get better around the country, it is time to start focusing on decreasing our environmental impact. Here are some ways you can help decrease your waste footprint:

  • Switch to a Better Mask. The CDC recommends wearing an N95 or KN95 whenever possible. These masks are not single-use and have been shown to stop particles better than surgical masks. With these high-quality masks now widely available at most drugstores or on Amazon, ditching the single-use mask is a no-brainer.
  • Buy Reusable Water Bottles. Drinking out of single-use plastic water bottles has always been a problem, but the pandemic made the problem worse. Most emergency response units, hospitals, and businesses switched to plastic water bottles to stop people from touching and using water fountains or sharing cups and bottles. We now know that the virus does not survive well on surfaces. Switching to a metal or glass water bottle will not only decrease the number of plastics in the ocean but be better for your overall health.
  • Be Determined to Recycle. Recycling centers are back open in most cities around the country. When possible, separate your trash and make the effort to recycle. There really is no excuse not to anymore.

Trash is Changing

It is incredible how a pandemic has changed the way we deal with trash. Not only in how we handle it (due to virus spread), but how much we produce, what kind we discard, and where we see waste increasing. We are not out of the woods yet, in terms of the pandemic and negative environmental impacts.

At Roll-Off Dumpster, we are committed to educating our customers on the right way to dispose of their waste. While we offer large dumpsters and the longest rental period in the industry, we are also very knowledgeable when it comes to recycling and can point you in the right direction when you are not sure what, or where, to throw out your trash. We deliver dumpsters to a wide service area up and down the east coast and southern US. and would be happy to assist you! Contact us today for a quote.

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Roll-Off Dumpster Direct Delivers to the Discovery Channel

Our team at Roll-Off Dumpster Direct had a very exciting end to 2021 with a fun dumpster delivery to the Discovery Channel’s Network Hub at the Silver Spring Metro Plaza in Maryland. Because our company is able to deliver, offer easy scheduling, and has long rental periods, we were a top pick for Discovery. We feel incredibly lucky to provide services for a wide variety of businesses and industries – as we never know where it will take us!

Discovery Channel

Many don’t realize that this company does not just produce programs for Discovery Channel, but for channels and programs like:

  • Food Network
  • HGTV
  • TLC
  • Animal Planet
  • Travel
  • Motor Trend

and, so much more! There are exciting things happening at the Discovery office in Maryland, including new seating areas, lighting, plantings, and an on-site fitness center. Silver Spring Metro Plaza is also attracting new food and beverage destinations, including Silver Branch Brewing Company’s new taproom opening by the end of the year. Roll-Off Dumpster Direct is so excited to be a part of the ongoing improvements to this great company.

We are ready to thrive in 2022! If you or your business needs a dumpster delivery, please contact us. We deliver and offer one of the longest rental periods in the industry.

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6 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Christmas TreeWith Christmas just days away, you may be wondering what you are going to do with the lights and the tree. Well, if you are the type of family that opts for a fake tree– then the solution is easy. Box it up and store it away for next year. For those that like a little more adventure during their holidays, getting rid of your Christmas tree can take a little more effort. 

Average trees will fit in your dumpster, but unless you want to see them go to a landfill, this may not be the best option. So- where can you get rid of your tree? Keep reading to see what your other options are for giving your tree new life after the holiday season. 

What To Do With Your Christmas Tree After The Holidays

  1. Saw it up for firewood: Firewood is becoming increasingly expensive to buy as a bundle. A great use of your Christmas tree is to chop it up for your own outdoor firewood. Whether you let it dry out for use during your summer camping expeditions, or use it in your firepit on warmer evenings, this should save you a buck or two. Remember not to use your tree for an indoor fire, as the creosote on untreated pine can burn too hot and become a dangerous fire hazard for your home. 
  2. Think About Springtime: You don’t need special or extra equipment! Just break the tree into small bits with whatever tools you have on hand. Don’t worry about the needles—if they end up in the soil they’ll help your plants retain moisture. Putting down the larger pieces first before backfilling in with soil will allow your plants to grow deeper roots and be more stable when the growing period takes off!
  3. Recycle It: Check the details in your city. Some offer curbside recycling, but many don’t. In that case, most cities offer a location where you can drop off your tree and have it recycled when the time comes. In fact, many cities encourage you to drop your trees off at the local zoo, as they use these trees for homes for the animals or exercise areas in the exhibits.
  4. Treat Your Dog to a Log: While you probably don’t want to give your entire tree to your dog, chopping up your tree into some fun-sized logs for your dog can make for a fun afternoon of fetch. It will also give your dog a chew toy (for a little while anyway).
  5. Make Crafts: Chop the tree trunk into 2-inch disks to create rustic decor items. Use them on your walkway, garden, or dress them up for use in the kitchen as a Lazy Susan or place for salt and pepper to live. 
  6. Start a Compost Pile: You can compost your tree! In fact, it makes a great first item for a new compost pile. Also, for more composting info, head over to our composting guide

Rent A Dumpster For Easy Clean Out

If you are getting rid of a Christmas tree alongside other decorations and belongings, your best bet is to rent a dumpster for easy cleanout. We drop off the dumpster at any location of choice, and when the dumpster is full or ready for removal we send a truck to remove the waste, making it a hassle-free job for you and your family. For more information, contact us today!

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