Just in time for Labor Day Weekend, here are 10 tips on how to safely and efficiently load that dumpster you’ve ordered (or are considering ordering) for your scheduled fall cleanup or renovation: Placing the Dumpster 1. When deciding where to place the dumpster, be sure to leave plenty of [...]
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The Origins of Recycling Since there has been stuff, there has been recycling. The ancient Romans, Greeks, and Japanese recycled scarce building materials, clothes, and furniture into new buildings, rags, and more furniture. Throughout most of human history it was easier to scavenge and reuse an item than to [...]
After reading through the blog posts at Affordable Roll-Offs, you may start to wonder why people who rent dumpsters for a living would push recycling so much. Why, you may ask, are we encouraging people to recycle? Why should you listen to us? Why should you believe what we say [...]
The 2017 statistics are in, and they are not wonderful. Residents of Colorado are recycling only 12% of what is possible. To put this into perspective, the average recycling rate across the U.S. is 34%. For those who would recycle but are unsure what qualifies as a recyclable item, Denver [...]
How to Recycle Used Electronics We all want the latest and greatest gadgets and devices, but what do we do with the old electronics? Who can simply dispose of a phone that so effortlessly captured priceless memories of first dates, weddings, and over-too-fast vacations? That old phone, outdated as [...]
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle The reminder is everywhere: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We would all like to do our part, but it’s not always easy. It’s hard to completely cut back on trash. Things wear out. People move. You find yourself with a dumpster full of worn-out treasures even after you [...]
When most people think of falconry, what comes to mind is a scene involving medieval kings, horses and hunting. The local landfill is nowhere in that picture. The connection between the sport of kings and trash disposal is not an obvious one. The Price of Civilization Try as we might, [...]
SPRINGTIME IS TIME FOR RENOVATION It's Springtime once again. If you're like most people, you want to take advantage of the warmer weather to spruce up your home. Brushing the last snow off the sidewalk, you can just imagine a new remodeling or renovation project around the house. How [...]