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Removing Old Buildings: A Guide to Safe Demolition and Disposal

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old building being removedIf you purchase a property with an existing structure that needs to be torn down, your first step is to make sure that the demolition process is safe and effective. You can’t use the property for building or development until the unsound structure is properly removed.

Demolition of existing structures can be more complex than you might think. Follow these guidelines and considerations in order to make sure the demolition safely removes the structure without endangering the property or the people at work.

Cleaning Up a Rental Property in Chicago? Dumpster Rental Tips

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If you have to clean up a rental property after a tenant has left, you have a big job ahead of you. A dumpster rental can help you easily dispose of waste; often, this speeds up the renovation process. Before you get started, read the following tips.

  1. Line Up Contractors Before Choosing a Dumpster

Assuming you’re planning to do some work on the house and you’re going to be hiring some professionals, meet with all contractors before choosing a dumpster.

Dumpster rentals typically last for seven days, although you may be able to extend your rental if the situation requires it. Having all contractors come in to do their work within this seven-day period is the easiest way to ensure easy disposal of remodeling debris.

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Commercial Dumpster Rental

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Commercial dumpster rental can be costly, especially if you’re planning a large remodel. Savvy shoppers can save money by planning right and staying organized. These 10 tips help you spend less money on your dumpster rental, so you can spend more money on your commercial remodel.
  1. Narrow Down the Timeline for When You’ll Need a Dumpster
You may not need a dumpster for the duration of the entire remodel. You’ll either pay for your dumpster by the day, by the week, or by the month, depending on your needs. If you can shave time off of your rental, you can save money. Communicate with your contractor to find out details like when the remodel will begin, when a dumpster rental will become necessary, and about how long the dumpster rental will be needed. This will help you avoid paying for more time than is necessary.

5 Ways to Make Roofing-Material Waste Removal Easier

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An on-site dumpster is a definite time-saver when you have to rip off old shingles and install a new roof. But, you have several other ways to make your re-roofing job more efficient and problem-free. Whether you’re a roofing contractor or you plan to replace your own roof, follow these five tips for easy and safe roofing waste removal.
  1. Have a Plan for Roofing Waste
In some parts of Illinois, you can dispose of used shingles yourself by dumping the waste materials at a landfill. However, if a landfill is located close to a shingle-recycling facility, the landfill may not be able to accept old shingles. Check the local laws and ordinances regarding roofing-material disposal before you order any roofing-related dumpsters. In some cases, if your shingles have asbestos, you must hire a licensed roofing contractor to remove and dispose of used roofing materials.

Looking to Reduce Waste? Keep Calm and Compost

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If you want ways to reduce how many trash bags you send to the curb each week, you might already actively recycle and reuse items instead of throwing them away. However, if you want to reduce your waste even further, you might look into composting.

Making your own compost can be rewarding. By choosing to compost, you help to reduce your ecological footprint and create a resource that gives back to the environment. Learn more about how composting can benefit your household and how you can get started.

Benefits of Composting

Did you know that around half of the garbage that people put in the trash can each week is compostable? Food scraps make up half of all compostable discarded waste, but yard trimmings, paper and cardboard, and even scraps of wood are compostable materials. Sending these items to the compost instead of to the landfill offers some amazing benefits.

8 Dangers of DIY Tire Disposal | Tri-State Disposal

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Waste tires are a persistent and widespread problem in the United States. Many individuals assume that they can handle tire disposal on their own, either by stockpiling used tires on their land or by dumping tires in unregulated areas.

In our previous blog, “Tire Recycling Options and Why They Matter,” we discussed the astonishing statistics about waste tires and the benefits of recycling tires rather than sending them to a landfill or disposing of them yourself.

How to Prepare Common Items for Recycling

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You’ve probably already heard many of the reasons recycling is a good idea. You might even know that recycling one ton of aluminum saves 14,000 kWh of energy or that recycling one ton of glass prevents the release of 7.5 pounds of air pollutants.

How to Prepare Common Items for Recycling

But there’s a difference between knowing something is good and actually doing it. Perhaps recycling intimidates you because you’re not sure which items are recyclable. You might also wonder how you actually go about recycling items around your house.

Fortunately, recycling can be simple if you follow these preparation tips for various recyclable items.

Cans and Jars

If you drink soda or eat canned food regularly, you likely go through quite a few cans every week. Fortunately, you can recycle them. At recycling plants, cans are melted and turned into new cans and other products.

4 Ways to Demolish a Building

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Demolition work may sound like fun—after all, who doesn’t like to take things apart and make a mess once in a while? However, demolition involves far more than just hitting things to see how they break. In fact, demolition is a tightly regulated industry and process since it has the potential to be very dangerous.

4 Ways to Demolish a Building

Depending on the area and the building that needs to be torn down, professionals will use different techniques to safely get rid of the existing structure. Learn four common demolition techniques and when they’re used—and if you need demolition services, make sure to contact a professional like Tri-State Disposal Inc. instead of trying it yourself.

  1. Implosion

Implosion demolitions are the flashiest way to get rid of an existing structure. Demolition professionals carefully place explosives to knock out a building’s structural supports, causing it to collapse in on itself. The process is very effective and takes very little time.

4 Ways to Encourage Your Community to Recycle

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You and your family understand the importance of recycling. You carefully sort your paper, plastics, and aluminum. Whenever possible, you reuse plastic bags and repurpose old items around the home so they serve a new function. And you buy products made from recycled materials.

However, you feel that your efforts are outweighed by your neighbors’ negligence. Though you try hard to recycle on your own, many in your community don’t seem to care about protecting the environment. And many more don’t even bother to throw their trash in the dumpster, let alone take their recyclable items to the nearest center.

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