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Roll-Off Dumpster Direct Opens New Office in Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton FloridaWe’ve opened up another new office – this time in Boca Raton. With the demand we’ve been seeing for affordable dumpster rentals in Florida, adding to our growing business was a no-brainer. You can now find Roll-Off Dumpster Direct at 1825 NW Corporate Blvd, Ste 110, Boca Raton, FL 33431 or reach us by phone at 561-948-1048. Our new location is situated between Florida Atlantic University and Town Center. If we’re now neighbors, please feel free to stop by and say hello.

At Roll-Off Dumpster Direct, we’ve been actively opening additional offices to expand our reach without sacrificing quality. We are now perfectly situated to provide better-than-ever service in Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade Counties. We’re especially looking forward to escaping the cold of Northeast winters. Conducting business by the beach or golf course sounds much more appealing. 

Better Dumpster Rentals in Southeast Florida

Whether you’re opening a new business (like us), taking on a construction project, or moving to/from Southeast Florida, be sure to reach out to Roll-Off Dumpster Direct for your dumpster rental. We offer the most affordable rates and longest rental periods. Our dumpster size options include 10, 20, 30, and 40 yards. Additionally, we provide the best customer service in the industry.

For more about our services or a free online quote, check out our Florida dumpster rental page. We also recently opened an Atlanta location. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions!

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Facts About Florida Landfills

Boca RatonAfter opening our latest office in Boca Raton, we’ve become increasingly interested in waste removal in Florida. We know, you must be too. In any case, we did come across some facts about landfills that are sure to catch the interest of at least a few Florida residents.

  • The smallest landfill is located in Glades County, having a total land area of 40 acres.
  • The state of Florida has 163 active Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris disposal facilities.
  • The landfill in Okeechobee is one of the ten largest in the country, receiving roughly 2,640,000 tons each year.
  • In 1980, Florida had approximately 500 open dumps. During this time period, it was a common practice to either burn or use one of these open dumps in order to alleviate the solid waste
  • Orange County Landfill receives approximately 2,100 TPD of waste within a total site area of 5,000 acres.
  • According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there are 67 municipal solid waste landfills in Florida.

Even if you’re not as excited by waste statistics as we are, you should be excited that Roll-Off Dumpster Direct is now in the area! This new office will allow us to provide even better service to our Floridian clients. To schedule your own dumpster delivery, get a free quote using the form on this page or give us a call on our new local number 561-948-1048.

 

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Christmas Tree Recycling in Philadelphia

christmas tree in dumpsterIt’s that time of year where you’ll begin to see Christmas trees lining the sidewalks on trash day. However, many Philadelphians may be unaware that you do not need to throw away your tree. You can recycle it instead.

Philadelphia’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program runs from January 4, 2016 through January 16, 2016. You can drop your tree at any of the following Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm:

  • 3901 N Delaware Ave.
  • 5100 Grays Ave.
  • 2601 West Glenwood Ave.
  • 3033 South 63rd St.
  • Domino Lane and Umbria Street
  • State Road and Ashburner Street

Additional drop-off locations are available only Saturday, January 9 and Saturday, January 16 between 9am and 3pm. You can find a list of those locations here. Just make sure that your tree is completely free of decorations and untied!

What if I can’t drop off my tree?

Christmas trees can also be collected at curbside on trash day, though these trees won’t be recycled. If you’re looking for ways to reuse your Christmas tree yourself, check out these suggestions from the City of Philadelphia Streets Department:

  • Purchase potted trees and plant them after the holidays
  • Use small pine limbs and needles as good winter mulch material
  • Include your tree in backyard compost

If you live outside of Philadelphia, be sure to check with your local waste and sanitation department for Christmas tree recycling programs.

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How big is a 10 yard dumpster?

10 yard dumpsterAt first glance, the answer to this question may seem obvious. However, it is one we across fairly frequently and rightly so. Knowing a dumpster’s size in yards is not very telling of how one of our customers might best use a 10 yard dumpster.

Specifically, a 10 yard dumpster is 3.5′ high, 8′ wide, and 13′ long, and can hold 10 cubic yards of material or roughly five pickup truck loads. These dumpsters are designed to help with small construction projects or large items that are difficult to remove from your home. Some of the common projects we recommend this size dumpster for include:

  • Basement or garage cleanouts
  • Removal of a 250 square foot deck
  • Concrete demolition
  • Yard debris cleanup
  • Small kitchen or bath remodeling
  • Roofing jobs

The 10 yard dumpster is often ideal for home dumpster rentals, as it fits easily into a driveway or parking space.  Generally, this size dumpster is used for all types of cleanouts in the home. Despite being the smallest size dumpster, it isn’t necessarily the least expensive. Keep in mind that it’s more affordable to order a larger container than several 10 yard containers. If you need to dispose of more than 10 cubic yards of waste, consider a 20 or 30 yard dumpster.

For more information, be sure to check out our dumpster size guide

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How to Dispose of Construction Waste

construction wasteDuring a construction project, there is inevitably a large amount of waste. Once the project is finished and the site is cleaned up, what do you do with all of the debris? Typically, construction waste consists of bulky items that are heavy to life and also can cause environmental harm.

Rent a Dumpster

The simplest way to dispose of construction waste is to rent a dumpster from a company like Roll-Off Dumpster Direct, who will empty the dumpster for you. You can keep the rental dumpster in the driveway for the duration of the construction project and fill it as you go. However, there are some hazardous materials that should not go into a dumpster:

  • Asbestos
  • Aerosol cans
  • Appliances
  • Batteries
  • Chemical products
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Oils
  • Paint

These materials often require special disposal. You can contact your local waste management authority for specific guidelines.

Don’t Forget About Recyclables

Surprisingly, much construction waste can easily be recycled so you won’t have to worry about your debris rotting in a landfill for years to come. The process varies by location, but most landfills will sort through the dumpster upon arrival, salvaging what materials they can to recycle. Some of these materials include:

  • Inerts
  • Clean Wood
  • Crushed Concrete
  • Dirt/Rock/Sand
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Plastics

If you’re concerned about the recycling process, call your dumpster rental company to ask about where these items will be disposed. If you’re not renting a dumpster, you can use Earth 911 to search for local recycling resources.

At Roll-Off Dumpster Direct, we offer several resources to help our clients understand the waste removal process. Be sure to check out our other blog posts including Construction Waste Statistics, Landfill Facts, What Americans Recycle Most, and Where Does the Trash go in Philly.

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Construction Cleanup Checklist

Construction SiteJust because the construction phase of your project is over, it doesn’t always mean your duties are completely done. While no one enjoys it, cleaning up a construction site is a very important task in officially completing a project. Since our dumpsters are often vital in this step, we’ve developed a construction cleanup checklist to help our clients tackle the job efficiently.

To officially put an end to your home construction project, complete each task on this list:

  • Begin at the top of the room, since dust will fall. This means dusting any ceiling fans, tops of doors, and crown molding that could contain debris. A damp towel on top of a broomstick can be helpful for those high-up areas.
  • Wipe down walls to remove scuffs, smudges, and any dust that may have accumulated throughout the duration of the project.
  • Make sure you check door handles and hinges for any dirt or paint that may need scraping — this is an often-missed cleanup step.
  • Clean windows and remove any stickers from new windows. Don’t forget the sills!
  • Wipe down light fixtures and bulbs that may  have been collecting dust.
  • Dispose of any trash that’s been accumulating in the corners of your project site.
  • Thoroughly vacuum any carpeted flooring, and make sure you pay attention to the edges and corners.
  • Once all equipment and trash have been removed, clean hardwood or tiled floors. This may include sweeping, mopping, buffing, waxing, sealing, etc. Remember that the heavy duty cleaning will be much more convenient now, while the room is empty.

Remember that most of your construction waste can be tossed into a dumpster, so you’ll be able to get rid of all that mess at one time. For a list of prohibited materials, be sure to check out our FAQ section.

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Demolition of the Media-Upper Providence Free Library

Media PA LibraryResidents of Media, PA have had a front row seat to the week-long demolition of the Media-Upper Providence Free Library. We’ve been able to watch the entire building be demolished, and also see just how helpful dumpster rentals really are during construction projects. It’s very exciting to see the beginnings of a brand new building in the area.

In order to accommodate more traffic and improve accessibility as well as public safety, the new library will be a 10,000 square foot, two-story building. The new design will feature an elevator, ADA compliant entrances and restrooms, designated parking, free Wi-Fi, and energy efficient lighting and windows. Additionally, this new design will be flexible so that future changes can easily be made to better accommodate changes in the way the public uses the library.

The History of the Library

The library was founded by the Woman’s Club of Media in 1901 and the building you saw at the beginning of this video was the result of connecting five different buildings over the course of 50 years. The library is a non-profit organization responsible for its own operation. It serves 9,000 active cardholders and is visited by over 100,000 patrons each year. In the past five years alone, the library has been busier than the previous ten — which indicates that usage is actually growing.

For more information on this project, you can visit the Media-Upper Providence Free Library website. You can also see the 3D design for the future library here.

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The Studio Movie Grill Brings Action to Upper Darby

Studio Movie GrillNow, you can get dinner, drinks, and a show in Upper Darby without ever leaving your seat. This is all thanks to the new Studio Movie Grill near the 69th Street Terminal, which is expected to play a major role in the 69th Street revitalization project. 

This new establishment brought roughly 250 new jobs to Upper Darby and is also bringing a big crowd to an area that really needed the boost. At Roll-Off Dumpster Direct, we’re especially happy with this new business venture and we were glad to service over twenty dumpsters to its construction over the past few months.

The New Movie Experience

If you’re in the area, you can simply visit the Studio Movie Grill‘s website and make your reservation online. You won’t have to rush to get your ticket before the movie sells out. Once you arrive, you can skip the concession line and get comfy in the new spacious, leather seats. Choose from their cocktail selection and over 100 food options, including fresh farm-to-table produce, and a member of the serving staff will bring your meal without ever interrupting the film.

If you’re not in the mood for a movie, they also have a bar, TVs, and a pool table for anyone just looking for a relaxing night out. In our opinion, this could be the new hot spot in Upper Darby. Maybe we’ll see you there!

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Why Are Houses so Inexpensive in Atlanta?

home costFor being such a major city and trendy spot for nightlife, the housing market in Atlanta is unbelievable! Coming from a suburb of Philadelphia, we were shocked to see the high inventory and low prices of homes within the metro Atlanta area. It got us wondering how this could be possible. We came up with a few potential factors — and one relates to our industry.

The first factor could be that the city is completely without natural boundaries, so there is no limit on new construction within the city and metro area. Additionally, there is no high competition for properties with a water or mountain view to drive up prices.

Another, and more interesting (to us, at least!), factor is the cheap price of waste disposal in Atlanta. There seems to be relation between waste disposal and the housing market, which would make sense because cheaper waste disposal allows for cheaper construction. For example, to dispose of a ton of waste in the Philadelphia area, it costs roughly $67-$80, and in Atlanta, it’s more like $39-$45/ton.

One of the Most Affordable Housing Markets in the Country

So, why are houses so inexpensive in Atlanta? According to Investopedia, the national median list price is $199,000 while Atlanta’s median is $184,900.

Coming from a company who just opened an office in Buckhead, we’d have to say the real reason is a combination of the two factors listed above. Thanks to cheap waste disposal options, construction is relatively inexpensive. Additionally, the lack of boundaries make the potential for new construction limitless — especially in an area where many homeowners aren’t concerned with being close to the downtown area. All in all, Atlanta seems to have an abundant inventory of homes and lots just waiting for buyers. When supply outweighs demand, prices always remain low. 

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Roll-Off Dumpster Direct Opens New Office in Atlanta

Serving the Metro Atlanta Area

Buckhead ATL skylineWe’ve opened up another office in the downtown Atlanta area, specifically in Buckhead facing the Lenox Mall, in order to better serve our Atlanta clients. You can find our new office at 3355 Lenox Road, Suite 750, Atlanta, GA 30326-1353 or reach us by phone 678-245-4238.

We’ve moved to this location in order to maintain the high level of service we provide in the North with our clients in the South. Additionally, we’re very excited to witness this thriving section of Atlanta. We’re in the heart of Buckhead, privy to all of the excellent entertainment, health care, shopping, and dining locations that convince so many to call this area home. Of course, we’re also close to the famous Peachtree Street and Andrews Entertainment District. 

New Dumpster Rental Location in Downtown Atlanta

Whether you’re opening a new business, taking on a construction project, or moving in Buckhead, ATL, be sure to reach out to Roll-Off Dumpster Direct for your dumpster rental. We offer the most affordable rates and longest rental periods. Additionally, we provide a variety of dumpster size options including 10, 20, 30, and 40 yards.

For more information on our services or an online instant quote, be sure to check out our Atlanta dumpster rental page. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. 

We’re looking forward to meeting our new neighbors!

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