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Organizations We Sponsor in the Philadelphia Area

Roll-Off Dumpster Direct enjoys giving back to the local community. Our headquarters is located outside Philadelphia, and there are tons of amazing non-profits and organizations in the area. In 2020 and 2021, we supported the following organizations:

Bartrams Gardens Logo

Bartram’s Gardens is a public park and 50-acre National Historic Landmark, operated by the non-profit John Bartram Association in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and welcoming an estimated 100,000 visitors each year.

The Food Trust

The Food Trust is headquartered in Philadelphia and is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions.

Friends of Delaware Canal

The Friends of the Delaware Canal is an independent, non-profit organization working to restore, preserve, and improve the Delaware Canal and its surroundings. Our primary goals are to ensure the Canal is fully-watered from Easton to Bristol and the towpath trail is usable over its entire length.

Cheltenham Little League

Cheltenham Little League is a local baseball organization for kids. The primary objective of the corporation is to serve as educator of children through their participation in youth sports, and to teach them the value and ideals of good sportsmanship, fair play, teamwork, dependability, accountability, loyalty, honesty and respect for authority. 

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Organizations We Sponsor in the Atlanta Area

Roll-Off Dumpster Direct enjoys giving back to the local communities that give so much to them. During 2020 and 2021 we have sponsored the following organizations and events in the Atlanta area:

Happy Tails Pet Therapy annually holds a race to benefit themselves, a local Atlanta non-profit. Participants can choose between a 5k and 1-Mile Race and are encouraged to bring their furry friend.

Freedom Farmers Market

Freedom Farmers Market is open year-round in the Cater Center of Atlanta. The organic, local products they include are fresh produce, grass-fed meats, dairy including cheese, yogurt, butter, milk, farm fresh eggs, handmade pasta and preserves, baked goods, coffee, and more.

Lifecycle 

Life Cycle Building Center helps Atlanta tackle its overwhelming solid waste problem by building the infrastructure needed to redirect reusable materials away from landfills and back into the local community.

DPT Board

Dunwoody Preservation Trust is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Dunwoody. They encourage and inspire the explorations of Dunwoody’s history through educational programs, publications, collections, and research.

Cornhole ATL

Cornhole ATL came to the Atlanta area 9 years ago and started in John Howell Park. Now, they have an official CornholeATL league at a private venue.

MG Walk logo

MG Walk raises money for Myasthenia Gravis research towards better treatments, bringing us closer to a cure, and supports services for those living with MG. The walks are around nationwide.

 

 

Kosher BBQ

The Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival welcomes all to join every year. Participants are encouraged to join a field team to represent the cultural diversity of BBQ and the way the Jewish community has adapted BBQ to meet our traditions. The winning field team gets prized with a trophy!

Cornhole ATL

Dog Days Run is a 5k walk/run to raise money for local Cobb charities. All are invited to join.

We enjoy sponsoring local events in all areas we service. 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 Delivers to Ghost River Brewing Co.

Craft BeerWe are always completing fun and different dumpster deliveries, including Ghost River Brewing Co., which Roll-Off Dumpster Direct delivered to last month. 

Ghost River Brewing Co. is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and is constantly hosting new events. They offer private events, live music, food trucks, and more. Established in 2007, Ghost River Brewing Co. was the first-ever craft brewery in Memphis. 

Roll-Off Dumpster Direct is excited to be able to contribute to such a cool company. If you’re in need of a roll-off dumpster for your home or commercial business, please contact us for information.

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Roll-Off Dumpster Direct Supplies Dumpsters to Greenville Zoo in SC

Giraffe Roll-Off Dumpster Direct in South Carolina is excited to help the Greenville Zoo. The Greenville zoo is constantly undergoing constructions and changes, which results in an overload of waste and debris. Roll-Off Dumpster Direct was able to deliver over 20 dumpsters to the Greenville Zoo. 

One of the newest construction projects happening at the Greenville Zoo is the giraffe feeding platform. This will allow people to come up and feed their giraffes and this is scheduled to be open by July 1st. Another large project the Zoo is undergoing is the Amur Leopard holding-day room. This building serves as a day room, where the visitors can view leopards when they are not in the exhibit. The Amur Leopards are a critically endangered species, with only about 100 left. This exhibit is scheduled to be open by late May. 

The Greenville Zoo recently welcomed the newest giraffe into the world by creating a fun auction. The highest bidder was able to officially name the giraffe, receive a behind-the-scenes tour, and a private keeper talk for a small group to meet the giraffe calf. The winner decided to name the baby giraffe Providence!

Roll-Off Dumpster Direct is excited to be able to help contribute to the Greenville Zoo. If you’re in need of a roll-off dumpster for your home or commercial business, please contact us for information. 

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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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