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Plastic Waste: What to do when your pool inflatable goes POP!

Written by Tri State Disposal. Posted in Recycling, Trash Tips

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Water wings, beach balls, lounge chairs, floating pool toys. What do all of these things have in common? They CAN NOT be recycled. 

Almost all of them are made of polyvinyl chloride (also known as PVC, or by the recycling number 3), which is one of the hardest plastics to recycle. It is also one of the most dangerous plastics to use, as it is full of chlorine and heavy metals and is a known human carcinogen.

7 Tips for Preventing Dumpster Diving on Your Commercial Property

Written by Tri State Disposal. Posted in Commercial Waste, Trash Tips

Sofa Beside Dumpster - Chicago, IL - Tri-State Disposal

Dumpster diving may seem innocent on the surface. After all, it’s just trash and your trash may even help someone. However, dumpster diving comes with a lot of liability concerns for your business. Because of this, you should do what you can to prevent people from trespassing on your property to illegally dive into your dumpsters. Here are a few tips that can help.

Dumpster Rental Tips For Restaurant Owners

Written by Tri State Disposal. Posted in Commercial Waste, Trash Tips

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Any type of business in the food industry may ultimately have a lot of waste to deal with. This can be leftover food, expired food, and a lot of other waste.
Set up a system to help manage the waste and create a pattern which will ensure you do not run into any problem. Follow these tips to get the most out a dumpster rental and allow your restaurant to run smoothly.

Best Practices for Dumpster Rental

Written by Tri State Disposal. Posted in Commercial Waste, Residential Waste, Trash Tips

Backhoe Loading Dumspter - Chicago, IL - Tri-State Disposal

If you’ve never rented a dumpster before, then you may have a lot to learn about how to have the best dumpster rental experience. While dumpster rental may seem fairly straightforward, you can make the experience even easier. Working with a good dumpster rental company, knowing the rules, and using your dumpster safely are all ways that you can make your dumpster rental go smoothly.

Removing Old Buildings: A Guide to Safe Demolition and Disposal

Written by Tri State Disposal. Posted in Commercial Waste, Residential Waste, Trash Tips

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

Written by Tri State Disposal. Posted in Commercial Waste, Residential Waste, Trash Tips

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.

5 Ways to Make Roofing-Material Waste Removal Easier

Written by Tri State Disposal. Posted in Commercial Waste, Residential Waste, Trash Tips

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

Written by Tri State Disposal. Posted in Residential Waste, Trash Tips

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.

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