Waste & Garbage Removal-Redbins https://www.redbins.ca Thu, 10 Oct 2019 05:29:45 -0400 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.3 Household Items That You Should Replace Regularly https://www.redbins.ca/blog/household-items-that-you-should-replace-regularly/ https://www.redbins.ca/blog/household-items-that-you-should-replace-regularly/#respond Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:00:07 +0000 https://www.redbins.ca/?p=15205 Are your clothes coming out of your washing machine smelling a little funky? Are you having sneezing fits in your home? In reality, the modern home has many household items that make life a lot easier. And, given the fact that they usually tend to function as designed, many people take them for granted. In …

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Are your clothes coming out of your washing machine smelling a little funky? Are you having sneezing fits in your home? In reality, the modern home has many household items that make life a lot easier. And, given the fact that they usually tend to function as designed, many people take them for granted.

In fact, many assume that they don’t ever need to be replaced, provided they are still working. However, the truth is a lot of household items should be replaced after a few years. An affordable and easy way to get rid of obsolete items is to rent a junk removal bin in Toronto. Here, we will discuss some common household items that you should regularly replace to maximize convenience and quality.

Appliances

While it is true that you should maximize the use of all of your appliances; to reduce the amount of harmful waste that is dumped into landfills, there are certain appliances that you should replace when the time is right. New appliances consume less electricity. This will help you reduce your carbon footprint on the environment, and save you a hefty amount when your electric bill arrives in the mail.

Safety is yet another reason why you should consider replacing your appliances after a few years. Hardware failures and corroded wirework can cause electrocutions, fires, and damage to your property. Hygiene is a further reason why your old appliances should eventually be recycled or donated. They may attract vermin, insects, and deadly mould, or even asbestos in some cases that can make you and your loved ones very sick.

Refrigerators

The truth is any items that are designed to house food should be replaced after a few years. For instance, your fridge will attract grime and foodstuff in crevices that aren’t visible to the naked eye. The end result is these nooks and crannies will serve as the ideal breeding ground for microbes that will inevitably contaminate your food and drinks.

Even worse is that you may not be aware of what is making you sick because you cannot see where the germs are coming from. Another problem with old refrigerators is that they will eventually begin to wear out, which will cause malevolent gas to leak from the refrigerator. The end result is your fridge may leak noxious fumes that can cause dizziness, headaches, and even fainting spells.

Mats and Carpets

Carpets will eventually give off a very stale smell that can be off-putting after just a few years of use. In fact, even frequent cleanings, vacuuming, and shampooing will still not get rid of all of their dirt and dust. They will find a way to adhere to your mats and carpets. Moreover, they will eventually attract all sorts of bugs and spiders, and they will also begin to fray over time. When this happens, your carpets will become a safety risk, meaning they may cause you to trip and fall over them.

As such, consider replacing your mats and carpets after a few years, as you, your children, or your guests may become injured by walking or running over them. It is advisable to replace your kitchen or bathroom mats even more frequently than your carpeting. They will quickly become a breeding ground for all sorts of harmful pathogens.

Filters

You likely have several filters in and around your house. Filters are designed to protect your equipment from becoming damaged, as well as reduce the number of contaminants that enter and leave the home. However, they will eventually become saturated with dust, soot, and grime. This will not only lower their efficiency but also serve as a serious health risk and fire hazard.

As for where to look for these filters, start with your HVAC system. For instance, air conditioners and furnaces have filters installed in order to ensure that bugs, debris, and dust do not find their way into your property. Sometimes, the inlets will also have filters installed, so check them as well.

Your dishwashers and washing machines also have filters in order to filter soil and water. As such, you should try and replace them as often as you can or else the filters will become clogged and prevent your appliances from working as intended, if at all.

Your clothes dryers are also not exempt, as they contain filters that will accumulate dry lint. If the filter were to tear, then dry lint will begin to build in the vent that leads to the exterior of your home, which will significantly increase the risk of a fire breaking out.

Fire Extinguishers

First and foremost, if you do not have a fire extinguisher, run to your local hardware store and grab one. However, many people will buy the disposal variety, which means it will come with an expiry date. After just a year or two of sitting in your home, they will lose quite a bit of pressure, and even the effectiveness of the chemicals found within will lose their potency.

If you happen to be a landlord, then please remember to replace the fire extinguishers of your tenants every few years. The last thing you want is for your tenants to become injured because they didn’t have up to date fire extinguishers.

The RedBins Difference

If you would like to rent a junk removal bin to get rid of your old appliances, filters, furniture, and other such items, then we can help. With over 15 years of experience in serving the Greater Toronto Area, RedBins specializes in junk removal bin rentals and removal services and can be reached at 416-733-2467 for a free, no-obligation quote and consultation. You can also learn more about our garbage bin rental and junk removal services via our website.

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Junk Removal Pricing: What You Need to Know https://www.redbins.ca/blog/junk-removal-pricing-what-you-need-to-know/ https://www.redbins.ca/blog/junk-removal-pricing-what-you-need-to-know/#respond Tue, 01 Oct 2019 10:00:39 +0000 https://www.redbins.ca/?p=15203 If you are on this page, you are probably curious as to how junk removal prices in Toronto works. In reality, no two junk removal companies will charge the exact amount, as different companies will charge different prices. Additionally, the amount of junk, as well as the type of junk that needs to be removed, …

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If you are on this page, you are probably curious as to how junk removal prices in Toronto works. In reality, no two junk removal companies will charge the exact amount, as different companies will charge different prices. Additionally, the amount of junk, as well as the type of junk that needs to be removed, will have an impact on the final price. Demand can also fluctuate, depending on the season and the time of year, as certain companies may charge more during hectic times of the year, such as moving day or the holidays.

Here, we will break down everything that you need to know about junk removal prices before you decide if calling a junk removal company is right for you.

Volume Matters

For most companies, the first thing they will do is assess the volume of what needs to be hauled away. They will then provide their client with an estimate based on the estimated volume of their garbage. However, other factors will go into the price that the company will charge. For instance, the company will likely charge a minimum because they will need to pay their driver to collect your junk, even if it is just one or two pieces.

Labour and transportation costs are considered when the company calculates its rates. Thus, you need to look into how much trash you want the company to get rid of for you. Some companies may only charge a minimum of $100, while others may charge over $300 as their minimum. For example, if you only have to remove a couch and small dresser, then you may want to ask a neighbour, friend, or family member to help you.

Or, you can donate them to charity, although you may have to do some leg work to bring the items to your local charitable organization. Hence, the volume is something that junk removal companies factor into their rates. You should thus consider the quantity of junk that you want to be removed before making the call.

Further, not all trucks are created equal, in the sense that trucks come in all sorts of sizes. In fact, junk loading and removal trucks are measured in cubic yards. The price that you will pay for a full truck can vary greatly depending on the company and the type of trucks that they use. For example, one junk removal company may charge $400 for a full truck, while another company may demand $600 for a full truck.

The company that charges $600 may have a smaller truck to haul away your junk, meaning you would be paying more for a less spacious truck; giving you the worst of both worlds. Hence, do not hesitate to ask the prospective company how big their trucks are in terms of cubic yards. Then, ask them how much they charge to fill their truck and assess the amount of junk that you need to be removed before deciding on which company to go with.

Weight Also Matters

Up to this point, we have discussed volume, but weight is also something that may affect how much each company charges. However, while some companies don’t factor in the amount of weight that needs to be moved, other companies, such as those who specialize in bulk hauling, may factor in the sheer weight of the junk that needs to be hauled away.

For instance, a bulk hauling company may employ a bobcat to move miscellaneous refuse, yard debris, and monolithic piles of remodelling debris from your home. Moreover, some companies may not have a bobcat readily available, so you may be required to outsource the truck loading, or pay a large amount for them to load each piece of junk manually.

In sum, most junk removal companies in Toronto are charged per ton to remove trash from the properties of their customers. This is why the weight of the junk may be factored into how much they charge. If in doubt, do not hesitate to ask them about their weight factoring criteria because it is your hard-earned cash, and you have every right to ask them before deciding on whether or not you want to do business with them.

Time is Yet Another Factor

As we have seen, weight and volume may determine the estimate that the junk removal company provides, but time is also something that they will take into consideration. For example, if your sofa is on the first floor of an apartment complex, then the price to bring it down the stairs or elevator to the truck will be much cheaper than if it is located on the 25th floor.

In fact, studies have found that it takes the average junk removal company four times longer to load a truck when they are dealing with a building instead of a house. In addition, the issue will be compounded the more items there are to move, and apartment buildings may have a lot of traffic to deal with in regards to the elevator or stairs.

There may be many stoppages due to tenants going up and down the complex, as well as contractors who may be working on the building at the same time that the junk haulers arrive. Another reason why it takes longer to work with buildings is that the parking distance tends to be longer than when the companies travel to houses.

If you would like to learn more about junk removal prices in Toronto, then please visit our website or call us at 416-733-2467.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Waste Disposal https://www.redbins.ca/blog/3-things-you-need-to-know-about-waste-disposal/ https://www.redbins.ca/blog/3-things-you-need-to-know-about-waste-disposal/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0000 https://www.redbins.ca/?p=14987 The City of Toronto generates and manages over half a million tonnes of garbage per year. This requires a copious amount of time, money, effort, and resources, as well as a sufficient amount of landfill space to accommodate the waste. Toronto recently launched a waste management strategy that is designed to divert up to 70% …

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The City of Toronto generates and manages over half a million tonnes of garbage per year. This requires a copious amount of time, money, effort, and resources, as well as a sufficient amount of landfill space to accommodate the waste. Toronto recently launched a waste management strategy that is designed to divert up to 70% of the garbage generated by the city away from landfills by the year 2026.

The city intends to reduce the amount of waste that is produced every year, as well as encourage recycling and reusing of products. In other words, less waste will also mean less garbage to manage. Here, we will discuss the things that you can throw in your garbage bin, the items you should not, and a few things you should know about disposal services in Toronto.

Items You Can Throw in Your Garbage

A good rule of thumb is: anything that you’re not sure about being recyclable should go in the trash. That means; broken mugs, wooden fruit crates, dishes, ribbons, straws, cold drink cups, liner bags of cereal, crackers, and cookies, laminated plastic film, black plastic food containers, disposal and dryer mop sheets, dental floss, and aluminum foil.

You can also throw out cotton-tipped swabs, baby wipes, feathers, pet hair, cigarette ashes and butts, toothpicks, candles, wax, and dryer lint can be thrown out. You can even throw out drinking glasses, dishes, and most light bulbs, provided they are not CFLs.

Items That Can’t Be Recycled

Toronto does not currently accept coffee pods in its Green Bin organics program or their Blue Bin recycling program either. If you have many coffee pods lying around, you cannot recycle them and must throw them out with the rest of your garbage.

You can also try returning them to the manufacturer or retailer, assuming they offer a take-back program. Check the company website or call to speak to a representative to determine if they offer such a program. Even coffee pods that have a compostable or recyclable label on them must either be sent back to the manufacturer or retailer or must be thrown out with your garbage.

Please note that it is just not with coffee pods, as other items that have biodegradable or compostable labels on them are not accepted into the Blue Bin or Green Bin organics program. This includes cutlery, coffee cups, packaging, and containers. This is because many of these items are made with plastic — or at least lined with plastic — that is bio-based. They need to be thrown out with your garbage or sent back to the manufacturer or retailer if they have a take-back program in place.

Disposal Services in Toronto

First and foremost, do some research into the different sizes that are offered. Some bin rental companies in Toronto will provide bins with ranging from as little as four cubic yards to as big as 40 cubic yards.

Determine how much room you need in order to remove all of your waste, as you don’t want a half-full bin — as you will end up spending extra money for nothing — nor do you want a bin that is too small; as you will need to rent out a second or third bin to take care of all of your garbage.

There general size rules that most companies follow to help you pick the right rental bin. A two to eight cubic yard bin will work for a small disposal job that involves a few lightweight items that you can easily dispose of yourself.

The next size up is the 10 to 14 cubic yard range, in which you can place heavier items such as garden waste, soil, and concrete. A 10 to 14 cubic yard bin should be sufficient to take care of a small roofing project or home renovation project.

The 20 to 30 cubic yard range of bins are suitable for tackling medium to large roofing tasks or large home renovation projects with ease. As for a 40 cubic yard behemoth, it is more than able to handle very large-scale residential renovations as well as large commercial construction sites.

It is also important to remember to set the bin close to the worksite, so you will reduce the amount of time and energy that’s needed to bring the waste to the bin. You may require a permit to place a bin near your property, so you need to look into the matter well before the bin arrives at your property to be on the safe side.

Timing is also very important, as you will be expected to pay for both the rental time as well as the weight of the waste that is taken away in the bin. You should only make the call to your local bin company when you are sure that you need to use it, as doing so will eliminate surcharges. Most companies only require a day’s notice for delivery, so don’t worry about being caught short without the garbage container you need.

Finally, do not forget to protect your driveway, as a roll-off bin can leave noticeable marks on the pavement if you are not prudent. To prepare yourself you should have some wood on hand before the rental bin company arrives at your property.

For more information about waste disposal in Toronto, call Red Bins at 416-733-2467 or contact us here.

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How to Get Rid of Renovation Waste https://www.redbins.ca/blog/how-to-get-rid-of-renovation-waste/ https://www.redbins.ca/blog/how-to-get-rid-of-renovation-waste/#respond Mon, 02 Sep 2019 10:00:58 +0000 https://www.redbins.ca/?p=14984 The time has finally come. You have put aside enough time to get started on that home renovation project you’ve been thinking of for the last few years. Whether you are thinking of remodelling your basement or updating your kitchen, there is one problem that will continue to nag until you find a solution, and …

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The time has finally come. You have put aside enough time to get started on that home renovation project you’ve been thinking of for the last few years. Whether you are thinking of remodelling your basement or updating your kitchen, there is one problem that will continue to nag until you find a solution, and that’s how to deal with renovation waste properly.

Almost every home renovation project starts the same, in the sense that you have great plans and anticipation for the project and have a newfound zest for life. However, hours into the project you’ll likely notice that your home is full of dust and that you can’t walk anywhere without getting debris on your feet.

You may end up spending more time dealing with all of the waste than actually decorating your bathroom or remodelling your basement. The good news is there are many ways to get rid of renovation waste such as obtaining a bin rental.

Dealing with Waste

Most people will get rid of their waste by simply throwing it out at the dump, but doing so will usually require multiple trips that waste time and money. Fortunately, there are better ways to eliminate all of your renovation waste effectively.

For starters, you should try and reuse as much waste as you can. You will likely not get rid of a lot of waste by reusing, but we would argue that every little bit helps. For instance, perhaps you can fabricate a small bookshelf by using a few leftover 2 x 4s, or you can make a rustic picture frame by using that door frame that you were thinking of tossing aside.

Donate as Much as You Can

If you have any bathroom or kitchen fixtures that have been gently used, then you can donate them to a local charity, such as Habitat for Humanity. They will also accept pre-owned appliances and furniture, assuming they are still in relatively good condition and fully functional. If you have a large number of items that you wish to donate, they may send over a deconstruction crew to remove old windows, fixtures, appliances, doors, and cabinets from your home, pro bono.

Recycle

If you wish to recycle your renovation waste, then you will have to make a few trips to your local dump or recycling depot. However, many neighbourhoods hold community environment days or weeks that you can take advantage of to save you a few trips.

In any event, recycling is not only good for the environment but also good for you and your local community as well. If you decide to make the trek to your local dump, then try and do so during a time when it’s quiet. You will be able to save some time in the process.

Use Bin Rental Services

Bin rentals are effortless to obtain. Simply make the call, choose the bin size and type of your choice, and the bin rental company will deliver the bin to your home. Then, fill it up with all of your renovation waste, give them a call, and they will come to your home and pick up the filled bin for you.

Bin rental companies are very eco-friendly, and most will recycle as much of the waste as they can by delivering it to a local recycling facility. Many will also donate any lightly used appliances or furniture that you have for you upon request.

How to Rent a Disposal Bin

The easiest way to do so is to go online simply. Go through a few junk removal websites in your area, read about their products and services, and decide on which works best for your situation. While most will claim to be the best at what they do, the only way to know for sure is to ask for references.

You should also talk to family members, friends, or co-workers that you trust, as they may be able to recommend a company with a proven track record of success. Check online reviews to help you determine the best choice, as choosing the wrong company can cost you time and money down the road.

Remember to ensure that the company you want to work with serves clients who live in your area, as some may not be able or willing to make the trip. In terms of bin sizes, you can usually choose from a bin as small as four cubic yards to one as big as 40 cubic yards. Again, the size you need will depend on how big your renovation project will be, as well as how much waste it will generate.

If in doubt, speak to a representative from a local bin rental company. They will help you pick a bin size that will handle all of your junk disposal needs without going over your budget.

The Red Bins Difference

For more information about getting rid of waste from your renovation project, call Red Bins at 416-733-2467 or contact us here.

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Benefits of Waste Management for Your Business https://www.redbins.ca/blog/benefits-of-waste-management-for-your-business/ https://www.redbins.ca/blog/benefits-of-waste-management-for-your-business/#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:00:16 +0000 https://www.redbins.ca/?p=14358 There are many benefits of waste management for your business, including conserving energy, saving the earth, reducing waste of all types, protecting the ecosystem, and even generating added revenue from recycling. There are also many different types of waste management, including waste minimization, recycling, composting, recovery, waste avoidance, plasma gasification, combustion, landfills, incineration, and junk …

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There are many benefits of waste management for your business, including conserving energy, saving the earth, reducing waste of all types, protecting the ecosystem, and even generating added revenue from recycling. There are also many different types of waste management, including waste minimization, recycling, composting, recovery, waste avoidance, plasma gasification, combustion, landfills, incineration, and junk removal services.

However, not all waste management processes are created equal, and some, such as dumping e-waste and other products into landfills, do far more harm than good. Here, we will discuss the benefits of waste management for your business, from both an ecological and financial perspective.

It’s a Lucrative Business Venture

According to a report published by the Waste Business Journal, the waste management industry is quite lucrative, as it was expected to generate revenues exceeding $60 billion by 2010 in the United States alone. However, many companies underestimate the financial value that proper waste management can help generate, and, as such, fail to reap the myriad of benefits that efficient waste management can bring to the table.

However, times are changing, as more companies have gone green and made the shift toward more eco-friendly waste management practices, such as reusing and recycling products. Doing so can yield superlative financial benefits, while also help improve a company’s reputation in the process.

It Can Help Keep the Environment Clean

Arguably, the greatest benefit of waste management is that it helps keep the environment clean. Furthermore, when the proper procedures are followed, and the waste disposal tools used are sanitary and up to date, then people will also benefit, as the waste generated will be disposed of in a safe, hygienic, and ethical manner. The end result is the number of people getting sick from contaminated air, water, and soil-based diseases and pathogens, such as diphtheria, parasites, and chronic diarrhea, will drop dramatically.

Again, the only way that the environment can be kept clean and that the prevalence of air and waterborne diseases can be minimized is if the proper protocols are followed to a tee and if the tools used are state of the art.

Help Conserve Energy

The majority of trees that are cut annually are used to make various paper-based goods for consumption. However, you can help reduce the number of trees cut every year by implementing a comprehensive recycling program at your office. In other words, recycling paper and other waste can allow businesses to use recycled paper products instead of relying on the cutting of trees to produce new paper goods.

As an added benefit, recycling requires only a small amount of energy for processing, and is an eco-friendly way to help save the earth, conserving energy and other valuable resources in the process. Given the fact that many of the earth’s resources are nonrenewable, it is imperative that corporations and governments implement eco-friendly practices that prioritize the use of renewable forms of energy and resources to sustain the environment.

Earn Money

There are many companies that will pay you for your waste, so you can generate added revenue every month by selling your waste to the highest bidder. For example, you can sell your old or defective office supplies, equipment, electronics, and furniture instead of throwing them out, where they will usually end up rotting in perpetuity in a local landfill. You can also sell bottles, cans, and other office goods that have been used as food or beverage receptacles, and, as an added benefit, they will usually be sorted according to the amount of pollution they generate, and subsequently recycled.

Moreover, by instilling the benefits of recycling on a corporate level you can also improve the reputation of your company as an environmentally conscious employer, which can help bring in new quality employees as well as new clients, while retaining existing clients and employees for a prolonged period of time.

Create New Jobs

Every facet or component of waste management involves a substantial amount of resources in order to operate as intended. As such, implementing waste management practices or strategies will help create new jobs in the process. From collecting waste and transport to sorting and recycling, every step will require a significant amount of manpower, which will create new job opportunities that will help stimulate the economy.

In fact, according to a report published recently by the U.S. Department of Labor, over three million new jobs are generated annually from waste management. In sum, you can help generate new jobs by incorporating ethical waste management into your company’s core values and goals, which will not only accelerate your waste management programs, but also help reduce your company’s carbon footprint as well.

Reduce Pollution

As we have seen, there are many benefits of waste management, both financial and ecological. However, the benefits can reach far beyond your local community. That is, as more companies begin adopting green business ventures and programs, other companies will quickly follow suit in order to remain competitive. As such, the amount of harmful greenhouse gases that are generated from waste, such as carbon monoxide and methane, will be reduced significantly on a global scale.

In addition, the amount of incineration that is conducted globally will be reduced, which will reduce air pollution (i.e., soot, smog), while the amount of waste being dumped in landfills will decrease. In fact, even the number of fossil fuels will be reduced, which will help keep the environment green and pristine for generations to come.

The Red Bins Difference

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of waste management for your business, or require hassle-free waste removal and disposal services, then please visit our website or give us a call at 416-733-2467 for a free, no obligation quote and consultation. At Red Bins, we offer a low-price guarantee with all of our products and services, and ensure that there are no surcharges or unexpected fees to be concerned about. We also provide bin rental services, with top-of-the-line bins that range from 4 to 40 cubic yards, upon request.

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