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Roll-Off Dumpster Direct Supplies Dumpsters to New GM Technical Center in NC

Charlotte North CarolinaGeneral Motors is set to open a new technical center near Charlotte, North Carolina. This location will give GM the opportunity to expand and enhance its support for Chevrolet NASCAR race teams and other GM racing teams.  Roll-Off Dumpster Direct in Charlotte, NC is supplying dumpsters to this construction site to help with the site.

This 75,000-square-foot facility is located in Concord, North Carolina, off of the interstate-85 and less than 10 miles from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

According to GM’s press release, “The facility will expand GM’s performance and racing capabilities, with a focus on transferring knowledge and resources from the racing programs to core vehicle engineering. The goal for the Charlotte Technical Center is to eventually house future technology and engineering development capabilities.”

“We’re thrilled to expand GM’s U.S. footprint by establishing a greater presence in Charlotte, a community that has become a racing and engineering mecca,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. 

 This new technical center will provide an opportunity to recruit potential GM employees from the growing pool of technical talent in the Charlotte area. 

We are excited to be able to supply the dumpsters for this exciting project. For more information, read the press release.

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COVID-19’s Impact on Waste Management in Virginia Beach

The Effect COVID-19 Had on Virginia Beach Waste Management

VA Beach Infographic from April-Sept 2019-2020

Infographic Provided by the City of Virginia Beach

COVID-19 had a dramatic impact on waste management throughout the country. In Virginia Beach, Public Works reported a number of changes in waste management when comparing April 2020-September 2020 to 2019 numbers.

This includes:

  • 12% increase in tons of trash (70,850 tons collected in 2020)
  • 10% increase in recycling (15, 347 tons collected in 2020)
  • 61% increase in landfill visitors (135,249 visitors in 2020)
  • 82% increase in customer service emails (81,058 total emails in 2020)

It appears that with more people at home, the result has been an increase in overall waste. 

How Is Waste Handled In Virginia Beach?

Like many towns, Virginia Beach uses an automatic collection system. The waste truck comes down residential streets, uses a mechanical arm to pick up the cans, and dumps them. If something goes awry, this can slow the process down. Complications range from an overloaded trash bin, loose trash in the containers, and light-weight materials that can easily fly away.

Yard waste is a different story in the City of Virginia Beach. A separate crew is to come around and collect bagged leaves and grass as well as small loose limbs. Dirt, wet leaves, and grass are heavy and the city is charged by the ton at the collection center. Not only does this drive up costs, but it can also damage the truck’s equipment.

How is Virginia Beach Currently Handling Waste?

Residential dumpster for rentAccording to the City of Virginia Beach, items need to be ready for pickup at the street before 7:00 a.m on their scheduled pickup day. Cans that are overflowing will not be collected, and garbage outside of the black cans will not be collected.

Yard waste will be collected on your normal collection day and does not require a work order.  Residents may place debris at the curbside in a pile that does not exceed 4 x 4 x4 feet. Residents can also dispose of smaller yard waste such as grass and leaves in up to 25 clear plastic bags.

Roll-Off Dumpster Direct provides dumpster rentals to Virginia Beach residents and businesses. Use our Get a Quote form to get an instant price.

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When To Rent a Dumpster vs When To Bag Your Trash

Dumpster filled with yard wasteYou may find yourself wondering what is the best way to dispose of your trash. Whether you are doing a large home clean out, some small spring cleaning, or a home renovation, it can be hard to determine whether you need a dumpster or if it’s just easier to bag your trash. We came up with a pro and cons list to both options to make this decision a bit easier!

Pros & Cons for Using a Dumpster

Pros: 

  • A dumpster provides more room for bigger waste. If you are prepping for a move or undergoing large home renovations a dumpster can hold coffee tables, couches, junk, debris, and so much more.
  • A dumpster offers safety. All your waste will be held safely in a confined space rather than on the sidewalk or on the edge of your property.
  • A roll-off dumpster is convenient. It is brought to you and picked up when you’re done.
  • A dumpster saves you time from driving to and from a waste drop-off location.
  • A dumpster gives you more flexibility with scheduling. You can choose when to have it picked up or plan to keep it for the full 21 days if you rent from Roll-Off Dumpster Direct.

Cons:

  • There is an additional expense of renting a roll-off dumpster.
  • You will need to set aside space to place the dumpster.
  • Some homeowner’s associations may require a permit for a roll-off dumpster.

Pros and Cons for Bagging Your Trash

Pros:

  • There is no upfront cost for bagging your trash.
  • Doing it yourself allows you to choose where to put the trash.
  • Bagging your trash allows you to have full space.

Cons:

  • You cannot throw out a large amount of trash as efficiently as having a dumpster.
  • Some items can not be left out for routine trash pick-up and have to be lugged into a remote area. You may have to pay extra for this service and it’s also time and gas spent.
  • If you have a large amount of waste the regular trash pick-up may only take some of it.

We’ll Take Care of Your Trash

The answer to this question really relies on what you are doing. If the project that you are working on is going to create a large amount of waste, it might be in your best interest to rent a dumpster. This is where we can help! We have 4 different sized dumpsters to choose from – 10 yards, 20 yards, 30 yards, and 40 yards. A 10-yard dumpster can be a great alternative for smaller projects. We drop off our dumpsters at any location of choice and pick them up once you are done with it. If you are looking for more information, contact us today!

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9 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Close up of a Christmas tree farm in Oregon.When Christmas has come and gone, and those who opt for natural trees are then faced with a dilemma, how do we get rid of it? What is the best way to get rid of it?

Of course, you could leave it on the curb, but then your tree will end up in a landfill.

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. Use it for (Outdoor) Firewood: If you have a wood-burning stove in your house, try to refrain from using your tree as firewood inside. That’s because the tree has not been treated to eliminate creosote, which is a  chemical that builds up in trees and burns too hot for indoor fires. However, it’s safe to use your old tree for kindling in your outdoor fire pit! If you cover the tree so it stays dry throughout the winter, you can be roasting s’mores over it come summer.
  2. Mulch Your Garden: 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. 
  3. Create a Winter Coat for Your Plants: Pine bows make great insulators to help your plants survive the winter. Just lay them over top!
  4. 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.
  5. Create a Bird Sanctuary: Place the tree outside still in its stand, and hang filled bird feeders from the boughs, or drape the tree with pinecones coated in peanut butter. This will attract any nearby birds!
  6. Spruce Up Your Fish Tank: It may sound weird because you’ve never heard of it before, but think about it. Pine branches fall into bodies of water all the time! Clean small branches thoroughly, and place them in the tank to create a safe haven for your pet to relax and hide.
  7. Edge Your Walkway: Chop the tree trunk into 2-inch disks to create rustic, DIY edging for your flower beds or walkway.
  8. 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
  9. Return to The Seller. If you’re not sure what to do with your Christmas tree, contact the place you bought it from. Many large sellers oftentimes accept them back after use.

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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4 Ways A Dumpster Can Help With A Move

A pile of packed boxesThe real estate market has been extremely popular lately and we all know that moving is a stressful process. Between packing, staging, paperwork, and junk removal, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Renting a dumpster can help eliminate time, stress, and even money!

Consider Renting a Dumpster For Your Move

  1. Dumpsters help the decluttering process.  When living in a place for a few years it’s super easy for clutter and junk to accumulate. One of the first things to do when you start prepping for a move is to declutter, which can feel really overwhelming when you have nowhere to put the clutter you want to throw away. Having a dumpster will give you a convenient spot to throw everything away, and you won’t have to limit the amount of clutter that you get to throw away.
  2. Having a dumpster will eliminate any waste outside. If you’re trying to declutter and stage your home at the same time, it might be hard to stage the perfect home with a plethora of trash bags outside waiting for trash day. This can turn potential buyers off from your house and make the selling process more difficult. Having a dumpster will give you the convenience to throw away any large amounts of clutter, and be taken away before you have any showings.
  3. A dumpster can help with any home improvements. If there are parts of your home that might need a spruce up before selling, having a dumpster handy can help with the cleanup process. If you’re adding new kitchen cabinets or a new toilet to the bathroom, the dumpster will be there for you to discard this trash.
  4. Dumpsters can save you money and time. You can discard all trash without having to take it to the local dump and paying for it to be discarded.

Consider Roll-Off Dumpster Direct

We know how stressful moving can be, and we want to help with the process! We can drop off the dumpster size of your choosing at your location of choice, and you can call us when it’s ready to be taken away. Fill out our contact form online today for more information. 

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How To Maximize Space In A Small Home

Small houseLiving in a small apartment or house can make you feel limited and cramped. But a small space can still give you everything you want out of a large house. We put together a list of tips and tricks to help organize and design your small space to allow you to feel like you’re living large. 

9 Tips To Maximize Your Space

  1. Start with your furniture. Buy exposed leg furniture, which adds more visual space to your living area. Stay away from bulky furniture as this will only take up unnecessary space. When buying furniture, try to find pieces that can be multifunctional as well.
  2. Mounting your TV can be a great way to gain more space. Mount your TV above your fireplace, or a wall: this will give you a modern, less cluttered look.
  3. Decorate with large pieces. Oversized pieces of art can make your wall space appear larger than it really is. This can also be done with floor to ceiling bookshelves and windows.
  4. Strategic storage spaces can help maximize your space. Go with floating shelves and built-in bookcases for lots of storage options that don’t take up much space.
  5. Keep it clean. A space with a lot of clutter will make you feel more crowded and cramped. Be sure to eliminate any junk and clean as you go.
  6. Hang hooks and strips. This can help save counter space by hanging your knives, mugs, and utensils. This can help organize hats, coats, and other apparel that often take up space.
  7. Install pocket doors. Pocket doors help save space for small rooms that have doors that swing open.
  8. Mirrors are great for small spaces. Mirrors reflect light, making a room feel larger and welcoming.
  9. Use color when painting and decorating. Pastel and light shades can really open up a room.

Rent a Dumpster to Help With Cleanup

If you’re looking to maximize your small space, a roll-off dumpster can help with this project! If you’re eliminating clutter or adding in new shelving and bookcases, a roll-off dumper can help with easy cleanup. Roll-Off Dumpster Direct can make this process quick by dropping off the dumpster at your location of choice, and when the dumpster is ready for removal, we send a truck to come and take it away. 

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Roll-Off Dumpster Direct Sponsors Happy Tails

Happy Tails logoWe are excited to announce our collaboration with Happy Tails Pet Therapy! Happy Tails is a metro Atlanta organization that makes pet-assisted therapy visits with those in need including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and more. We are sponsoring their annual  Run Your Happy Tails Off 5K and 1 -Mile Race event that benefits the non-profit. 

This year, the 7th annual Run Your Happy Tails Off race will look a bit different. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the event will be held virtually. Participants are welcome to run/walk on October 3rd from wherever!

If you’re interested in registering for this event click here for more information!

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5 Reasons You Need a Roll-Off Dumpster for Your Business

Dumpster outside businessIt’s not necessary for every business to have a permanent dumpster, but there are times when a business does have additional waste and a rental dumpster would come in handy. Whether you run a restaurant, a warehouse, or an office, roll-off dumpsters work great for everyday use, commercial projects, clean-ups, or clear outs. 

How a Dumpster Can Optimize Your Business Space

A temporary dumpster is great even when you don’t have constant volume. With more people working remotely there is less of a need for a permanent dumpster. Offices can benefit from temporary dumpsters for cleanouts.

Having a temporary dumpster for your business is not only convenient but it can optimize your business space in multiple ways: 

  1. A dumpster accommodates larger items and larger amounts of waste. You can always try to use a standard trash can for the waste your business generates, but if you find yourself running out of space from time to time a roll-off dumpster is a great option for you.
  2. Having a dumpster helps keep your workspace tidy. If you have waste piling in and around your building after your last clean out it will send the wrong message to your employees and others. Not to mention the smell!
  3. Using a dumpster is legal. If you illegally discard your trash a business can get into serious trouble, and many businesses aren’t even aware that they’re illegally throwing away their trash. When renting a dumpster, the rental company is responsible for discarding the trash, giving you one less thing to worry about!
  4. Using a dumpster is a safe option for your business. Despite the type of business you own, at some point, you will probably accumulate a large amount of trash. If this trash isn’t handled properly it can turn into a safety hazard. Leaving trash on the curb or spilling out of the can will subject your employees and others to tripping and falling over your trash. Using a dumpster can eliminate this risk!
  5. Using a roll-off dumpster can be a time saver. Bagging your waste and driving it to the local dump is just an extra to-do on your list when you could be focusing on your business! 

We’re A Call Away

If you’re looking for a temporary roll-off dumpster for your business, we offer 21 day rentals! Contact us for more information.  We drop off the dumpster at a location of your 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 our customers.

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4 Reasons You Need A Dumpster For Your Yard Waste

Dumpster filled with yard wasteYard waste can add up quickly, even when you’re just mowing the lawn or keeping up with the general maintenance. So you can imagine the amount of yard waste a bigger landscaping project might generate.

How A Dumpster Helps With Outdoor Projects

Renting a dumpster for your outdoor project is an easy and cheap way to clean up any landscaping mess! If you need some more convincing, we created a list on why it’s the best option:

  1. Depending on your municipal trash pick up, yard waste is only picked up on certain days. Along with that, there may be guidelines you have to follow when wrapping up the waste and how much can be put out. Having a dumpster won’t limit your landscaping project.
  2. Renting a dumpster for your yard waste is time and money saving. You are able to discard of every branch, leaf, and any other debris without driving it to the local dump and paying for it to be discarded. 
  3. A dumpster will eliminate any yard waste from piling up on your lawn. Extra yard waste can become a safety hazard, especially in bad weather. If there is a storm outside, any loose yard waste can blow into the street and buildings.
  4. Having a dumpster is convenient. The dumpster is dropped off at the location of choice, and once you’re ready, it’s picked up! 

When in Doubt, Reach Out

If you have a large outdoor project planned, be sure to rent your dumpster to make it seamless. Contact us today and we can help you decide what size dumpster is best for you and your project!

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4 Ways Having a Rental Dumpster Helps With Home Renovation

Green dumpster with debrisMany people have been spending more time inside these days. To occupy their time, some have started DIY home renovations or finally found the time to finish up some pre-quarantine projects. Home renovations can be time consuming and stressful! Half the battle with home renovations is the cleaning process.

Renting a dumpster is a great way to make your home renovation project a breeze.

How Dumpsters Help With Home Renovation

  1. Get Rid of It All: Some items you’re looking to throw away might not be taken by your local trash hauler. Having a dumpster will allow you to throw out whatever you want, without worrying if your local trash service will take it or leave it on the curb.
  2. Contain The Trash Pile: When renovating a home you’ll notice the trash pile will be growing quickly. Having a rental dumpster will allow you to immediately get rid of your home renovation trash. It’s known that you can’t put your trash on the curb until the night before trash collection day. Without a dumpster your home or yard will start to look like a junkyard.
  3. Keep It Safe: Renting a dumpster is one of the safest ways to renovate your home. When renovating a home you will be pulling nails, staples, and maybe glass from places. Even when these items are thrown away you still run the risk of getting hurt. Sharp objects can poke through the trash bag, leaving room for injury next time you lift the bag! Having a rental dumpster gives you the option to immediately dispose of the hazardous debris.
  4. Save Your Money: Renting a dumpster for home renovation is one of the cheapest methods to debris clean-up. The labor and expense to transport the amount of waste manually to a landfill would quickly add up. This makes dumpsters the cheapest and smartest option for the debris your home renovation generates.

We’ll Take Care of The Rest

Renting a dumpster for your home renovations is the easiest, safest, and cheapest option for clean-up! If you’re having trouble getting started on your home renovation or seasonal cleaning, be sure to check out our blog about cleaning in quarantine. Roll-Off Dumpster Direct makes this process quick by dropping off the dumpster at your location of choice, and once the dumpster is ready for removal, we send a truck to take it away!

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