Waste & Garbage Removal-Redbins https://www.redbins.ca Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:00:59 -0500 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.4 How You Should Get Rid of Electronic Waste https://www.redbins.ca/blog/how-you-should-get-rid-of-electronic-waste/ https://www.redbins.ca/blog/how-you-should-get-rid-of-electronic-waste/#respond Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:00:59 +0000 https://www.redbins.ca/?p=16065 Technology is constantly changing. It seems that as soon as you buy the latest smartphone or computer, it is in need of an upgrade. But what happens to all these outdated devices when people are done with them? Researchers have found that Canada has a large amount of electronic waste or e-waste, as it is …

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Technology is constantly changing. It seems that as soon as you buy the latest smartphone or computer, it is in need of an upgrade. But what happens to all these outdated devices when people are done with them?

Researchers have found that Canada has a large amount of electronic waste or e-waste, as it is called in the industry. The average Canadian ditches their device every two years, according to an article by Chatelaine. That adds up to over 725,000 tonnes of e-waste each year. Only 20 percent of e-waste is properly recycled.

However, by taking care of our devices and properly disposing of our e-waste, we can help the environment and our country.

What counts as e-waste?

E-waste includes a wide range of electronic devices, such as:

  • Phones
  • DVD/CD players
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Portable audio/video devices
  • Satellite dishes
  • Headphones
  • Cameras
  • Routers
  • Televisions
  • Answering machines
  • Electronic music instruments
  • Video gaming systems
  • Electric toys
  • Keyboards

Every province has its own list of items that are considered recyclable e-waste. You can find out what items count in your community by checking out the Electronic Products Recycling Association website.

Why recycle e-waste?

When it comes to the reasons we should properly dispose of e-waste, human health and the environment top the list. These old devices can leak, which puts both the environment and the health of individuals at risk. However, there is another really good reason to properly handle your e-waste: supply. Our favourite devices, like computers, smartphones, and tablets, are made with materials that need to be sourced by mining. By recycling your old e-waste items, you help prevent a supply shortage as well as bring life to gently used electronics.

Most of your electronic waste can be recycled. However, there is a proper way to dispose of these devices. You can contact a waste removal specialist like Red Bins to find out what are the best practices.

How to dispose of e-waste items?

Unlike your usual waste, electronic waste needs to be handled carefully. It can cause problems if you simply toss your device into the trash. Moreover, you miss an opportunity to properly recycle it.

Here are some tips to properly get rid of your used electronics:

  1. Erase your data: Before you decide to discard your electronic device, be sure to remove all your personal information from it. This includes photos, documents, files, and videos. While deleting these items or reformatting the device can wipe your information clean, there are extra steps to take to be sure that your information won’t fall into the wrong hands. Remove any external cards like SIM cards or SD-cards. You should also connect your device to your computer and wipe the internal memory clean. Consumer Reports has published an article that guides users through the steps needed to wipe their devices clean.

  2. Remove batteries: Electronics run on batteries and these tiny components need to be removed so they too can be properly discarded. Batteries are handled separately from most e-waste whether they are being recycled or disposed of. It is important to talk to a professional junk removalist or recycling company about where to properly drop off your batteries.

  3. Locate drop-off depots: Many companies allow people to drop off their old and unwanted electronics. Some of the top programs in Canada include Staples’ trade-in program that offers you money for your unwanted, but still usable, devices. However, they will still take your device if it is unusable or broken, but they won’t be able to offer you money for it. Best Buy also has an e-waste drop-off program. Consumers looking to drop their items off at a Best Buy location should do so at the customer service desk. They also have a box where you can deposit any used batteries to keep these toxic items out of landfills. Apple has also recently expanded its e-waste recycling program. You can contact your nearest Apple store to find out if they will accept your used iPhone or iPad.

  4. Contact the professionals: Proper disposal of e-waste can seem like a complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be. Professional junk removalists, like Red Bins, can help simplify the process. By hiring a professional to help you dispose of your electronics, you can have the peace of mind that your old devices will be handled properly. Our teams are skilled at dealing with e-waste. All you need to do is put your unwanted items in one of our bins. Then, let our teams collect and dispose of your e-waste. We will even clean up for you before we leave.

  5. Buy cautiously: Devices and electronic gadgets are some of the top-selling products in Canada. Statistics show that over 30 million Canadians are mobile subscribers. That is a large number of devices that are in our hands. While it is always nice to have the newest and latest gadget, consumers should consider their electronic purchases carefully. Do you really need a new device or could the one you currently use last a while longer?

Conclusion

Canadians use and throw away a large number of electronics. Yet, when it comes to disposing of your electronics it is important to know that many of your unwanted devices can be recycled. By properly disposing of your e-waste, you can prevent the devices from becoming a health or environmental hazard. In addition, by opting to recycle old electronics, you can help preserve the important materials that companies use as components to build the devices. This can ease the pressure on mining as well as preserve the supply.

For more information about professional junk removal services, call Red Bins at 416-733-2467 or contact us here.

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Nothing can feel more freeing than clearing the clutter from your home. Reducing the amount of stuff you have can make your home look bigger and can even have a big emotional impact on you and your health.

Statistics show that 83 percent of Canadians say they are disorganized, while 91 percent indicate that clutter has a negative effect on their lives, according to the Vancouver Sun. Moreover, psychologists have found that clutter can make us feel stressed and overwhelmed. One of the reasons is that mess is a major visual stimulus that can distract us from what is important. It can also cause us to feel like our work is never done and can cause frustration when we can’t find something we need.

Whether you want to feel less stressed, happier with your home and your life, make a little extra money, or downsize your space; there are many good reasons to declutter your home.

Benefits of Decluttering

When it comes to clearing the clutter from your home, there are several important benefits to you, your life, and your space. These include:

  1. Health: Clutter can not only make you feel overwhelmed and closed in, but it can also have a negative impact on your home’s environment. All that stuff can collect dust and other allergens, which can reduce the air quality of your home. In addition, clutter that piles up can put your safety at risk. Homes that have excessive mess can increase the chance that you or others will slip and fall. It also puts your space at a higher risk of fire.

  2. Space: Once you have cleared away all the clutter that has been clogging up your space, your home will start to feel bigger. Many times, our mess collects on bookshelves, on counters, and in corners. This can start to squeeze our space making it appear more crowded. Reducing the amount of stuff that collects in these areas can help you reclaim your space.

  3. Update your look: Decluttering gives you the opportunity to makeover your home. Removing things that don’t fit into the look of your home can give your space a fresh appearance. You can use this as an opportunity to develop a more aesthetically appealing appearance for your rooms.

  4. Motivation: Tackling the clutter in your home can help motivate you to take on other improvement activities that you have been letting slide. The positive emotions that come from achieving your goal of reducing the clutter in your home can spill over into other areas including home improvement projects.

  5. Creativity: Research has found that there is a link to reduced creativity and clutter. Rooms that overwhelm us with stuff don’t allow for the mind to be free. Clearing your home of clutter can help open the doors to creativity, both for you and for your guests.

How to Declutter

Even if you have decided to free your home from clutter, the process can seem daunting. However, it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips to make decluttering easier:

Create piles
If you haven’t looked through your things in a while, it is not always clear what you should keep and what you should toss. It is a good idea to create three piles to start with: yes, no, and maybe. Things that you know should go can be put in the yes pile, while things that you want to keep can be in the no pile. Your maybe pile should consist of things that you are not sure about at first. Keep in mind there are some things that need to go, even if you are hesitant. These include damaged items, clothing you have not worn for over a year, expired food or medicine, and identical items.

Be realistic
A lot of the items thatl end up in your maybe pile really should be tossed or given away, but they often have sentimental value. However, you should consider whether these gifts and mementos are really worth keeping. Do they fit into the decor of your home or are you simply letting them collect in a box in the basement? Those items that are just taking up space are better off somewhere else.

Donate
For items that are in good condition, but you have no more room or use for, consider donating them. You can give them to family, friends, neighbours, or to a local charity. Books can be dropped off at your nearby library. Donating your items can add to the good feelings you get from decluttering. Not only are you clearing up your space, but you are also giving a new life to your used items.

Sell
Decluttering can be an opportunity for you to make a little extra cash. Consider the items that are in good condition that you no longer need or want. Posting an ad on a local site like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist can help connect you to those willing to pay for your used items.

Get professional help
Collecting and dropping off your items can seem like a time-consuming process, but it can be simplified by relying on professional junk removalists. Companies like Red Bins can help by allowing you to put your unwanted items inside the bin. They will then haul it away for you so you can start enjoying your clutter-free space right away.

Conclusion

There are a variety of benefits that come from cutting down on your clutter. With less mess around your home, you will feel better and more satisfied with your life. You will be able to focus more on the things that are important and the environment around your home will also improve.

For more information about professional junk removal services, call Red Bins at 416-733-2467 or contact us here.

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Why You Should Dispose of Your Trash https://www.redbins.ca/blog/why-you-should-dispose-of-your-trash/ https://www.redbins.ca/blog/why-you-should-dispose-of-your-trash/#respond Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:00:02 +0000 https://www.redbins.ca/?p=16050 Trash disposal is critical to keeping our communities clean. If left unattended and undisposed for an extended period, there can be severe consequences resulting in public health concerns. If you don’t have the time or are not capable of disposing of your waste and trash on your own, professional junk disposal companies, like Red Bins, …

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Trash disposal is critical to keeping our communities clean. If left unattended and undisposed for an extended period, there can be severe consequences resulting in public health concerns.

If you don’t have the time or are not capable of disposing of your waste and trash on your own, professional junk disposal companies, like Red Bins, will come to your house to get rid of your junk for you. Our team of experienced professionals will get rid of your junk for you without you having to worry about any mess.

It can be especially difficult to get rid of large amounts of junk, for example. If you are finishing home renovations, you might not know what to do with the kind of garbage that this type of project generates. Maybe you’re doing some spring cleaning and want to get rid of as much as possible but don’t know how to do it.

In order to help you understand the importance of junk and trash disposal, we have compiled a list that outlines why it is absolutely necessary for you to make sure that your trash is disposed of as soon as possible and in the correct way.

Environmental Pollution

If you do not correctly dispose of your trash, you can be contributing to the pollution that is ever-present in our day-to-day lives. This poses a risk to public health since it can increase the likeliness of illnesses and the deterioration of our planet. If unwanted trash or waste enters things like our water system, public safety is at serious risk. This is why sanitary landfills are extremely important.

Wildlife is Affected

Leaving trash undisposed for a long period of time can also be harmful to the animals living in or around your residence. This is because animals and critters may begin to eat things that they cannot digest effectively, or become harmed by items in your trash pile.

Their habitats may also be affected by garbage that has gone astray. Their homes can be modified negatively, making it harder for certain species to live where they naturally should be. The loss of habitat is the primary reason why species have begun to become endangered or extinct, which in turn throws off the entire ecosystem.

Decay Results in Pests

When left untreated, some trash can be detrimental to your home and negatively impact your personal life. Garbage that is not disposed of can rot, which can destroy your belongings and your residence. Mould can become a big concern with this type of trash, which can lead to adverse health issues for yourself or your family members.

The decomposition of organic materials can lead to maggots and other types of pests, leading to infestation. Rodents and other insects may begin to make your home theirs if junk and other debris are left out for an extended period of time.

It Affects Your Community

Members of the public will begin to notice if a community becomes unclean and untidy. If you are not correctly disposing of your trash, others may feel that they can do the same without any negative consequences. Not only are you ruining what has the potential to be a beautiful area for the residents, but you are also ruining the community for visitors as well.

Tourists and other guests will notice if an area is not properly maintained. This can result in a decline in property value for you and your neighbours. Communities that leave trash undisposed of will not generate as much revenue as places that have their trash and garbage disposal under control. This is because undisposed trash is hazardous to the environment.

Recycling is Key

Many people are unaware of which items they can recycle, and some people wind up disposing of recyclable materials in the wrong way. Correctly disposing of your trash can have positive impacts on everyone. If you are unaware of what materials can and cannot be recycled, hiring a professional junk removal service like Red Bins can help you to make sure you are doing your part to save our planet.

Once you begin religiously throwing away your trash, while keeping recycling in mind, you are confronting global warming and conserving energy since these materials will be reused. You can help the planet a great deal by just taking out the trash.

With all of this in mind, we hope that it is clear why proper junk and trash disposal is so important. If you need help understanding the ins and outs of proper junk and trash disposal, do not hesitate to get in touch. If you already know how to dispose of your own trash properly, you can rent one of our bins, which cater to many different load sizes.

To learn more about how to dispose of your trash properly, call Red Bins at 416-733-2467 or contact us here.

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The Benefits of Professional Junk Disposal https://www.redbins.ca/blog/the-benefits-of-professional-junk-disposal/ https://www.redbins.ca/blog/the-benefits-of-professional-junk-disposal/#respond Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:00:11 +0000 https://www.redbins.ca/?p=16047 Red Bins provides professional junk disposal to help make your life easier. We know how to properly dispose of any waste, which is not only vital for you, but it is also important for our planet. Red Bins will help you to make sure that you are not overwhelmed by your junk by providing our …

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Red Bins provides professional junk disposal to help make your life easier. We know how to properly dispose of any waste, which is not only vital for you, but it is also important for our planet. Red Bins will help you to make sure that you are not overwhelmed by your junk by providing our unmatched professional junk removal services.

Many benefits come with investing in a professional junk removal service like Red Bins:

Save Time and Money

Our professionals will come to your residence to remove your junk. This is especially important if you have a busy lifestyle that makes it hard to get all your junk together and then take the steps necessary to throw away your trash responsibly.

The professionals will do all the lifting, loading, and cleaning up to ensure your property is as neat and tidy as you like. Using a junk removal service will save you time and money. You will save money on gas, renting a vehicle, and moving costs. You will save time loading the truck and transporting the junk to its final location.

Helpful During Moving

A professional junk disposal service can be helpful in a variety of ways when you’re moving. If you’re downsizing, you may not have enough room to store all the belongings that you currently have. Storing it or getting rid of it are your only options. By getting rid of your unused items, you will be able to start fresh without having excess belongings to worry about.

Professional junk removal is also beneficial before you purchase a new property. If you have listed your house on the market and will be hosting open houses, your real estate agent will most likely ask you to remove all clutter.

It helps prospective buyers to imagine themselves in your home. If you need to do renovations before selling, you might also benefit from using a professional junk disposal company. Professional junk removal companies are the perfect solution to this problem since they do all the heavy lifting and clean up afterward, leaving your house looking spotless for potential buyers.

Environmentally Friendly

If you were to clean out your house or office building and dispose of the junk yourself, you could be unconsciously harming the environment. This is because you may be unaware of which materials go where. Junk removal professionals understand which items can be recycled or reused and will dispose of them appropriately.

For example, you may think that electronic items belong in a landfill, but what you don’t know is that these types of materials can affect the environment around you. Toxins may seep into the ground or water, creating an environmental hazard for plants, animals and humans. A lot of electronic components can be stripped and reused.

Professional junk removal services will not only dispose of your trash for you, but they will also help improve the presence of waste and pollution by properly disposing of these items in a way that causes the least harm to the environment.

Ensure Your Safety

By hiring a junk removal service who will take on your junk disposal responsibilities, you are making a choice that will benefit your health. While many feel that they would be capable of getting rid of unused objects, it is a more strenuous task than some understand.

Disposing of harmful waste or larger objects could pose a risk to you. Some waste is composed of hazardous properties, while others may be too heavy to handle, resulting in injury. Professional junk disposal teams have the experience, tools, and equipment required to handle all types of waste, ensuring that the junk is disposed of safely.

Support Others

Hiring a professional junk disposal service will help you to dispose of your junk properly; however, while doing this, you may come across objects that are no longer useful to you but might be useful to someone else. Although companies like ours might not directly transport your unused goods to a donation site, gathering the items you wish to throw away will allow you to see what could be donated.

By decluttering and regaining space in either your home or your office, results in a two-fold benefit. You can give back to your community and those who are less fortunate and organize your space at the same time. By donating your unused goods, you can improve people’s way of life as well as your emotional wellbeing.

To learn more about professional junk removal services, call Red Bins at 416-733-2467 or contact us here.

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Top Reasons to Have Your Junk Removed Professionally https://www.redbins.ca/blog/top-reasons-to-have-your-junk-removed-professionally/ https://www.redbins.ca/blog/top-reasons-to-have-your-junk-removed-professionally/#respond Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:00:02 +0000 https://www.redbins.ca/?p=15563 When it comes to handling those items that you don’t want or need in your home or office, hiring a professional junk removal company is your best option. Sorting through your junk and old items is a big-time commitment. If you are using employees to do the work, this could lead to higher costs. Most …

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When it comes to handling those items that you don’t want or need in your home or office, hiring a professional junk removal company is your best option.

Sorting through your junk and old items is a big-time commitment. If you are using employees to do the work, this could lead to higher costs. Most people leave things lying around their place because they don’t have the time, energy or money to deal with them. Unfortunately, this can get in the way of enjoying your space; it can also cause eyesores that turn off visitors. These items can also create a hazardous space or increase the risk of injury.

Yet, with the help of professional junk removers, you can start to enjoy your home or office space more, make it more attractive and reduce the risks on your property.

Reasons You Need Professional Junk Removers

There are so many good reasons to invest in the help of a professional junk removal company to help you sort out your old belongings. Here are the top reasons to hire a professional junk removalist.

1. Time

Spending your valuable time sorting through all the unwanted and unused items in your space is a nuisance. The process involves analyzing each item and sorting it into a pile for recycling, donations or discard. Even though you may want to free up your space and get rid of your junk, most often, it just doesn’t seem worth your time. You may also be too busy to feel you can do the job right. Any free time you do find you want to spend in other ways such as with family or friends. So, things simply pile up.

2. Money

There is a cost to hiring a professional company to remove your junk, but there is a bigger cost of letting it pile up or trying to tackle the job on your own. The price of hiring a professional to remove your unwanted items is worth it when you calculate the time and effort you need to put in dealing with the items on your own.

If you are looking to use employees to clean up the junk, it can lead to higher costs for your business. Hiring a professional removal company starts to look more economical when you calculate what is involved.

3. Reduce garbage

Landfills are getting filled up with items that really don’t need to be there. This has been causing some environmental issues. If you hire a professional junk removal company, you can have the peace of mind knowing that you are reducing the problem.

Professional junk removers will sort through the items and recycle and donate as much as they can to reduce the amount of garbage. When you hire a professional company, you end up with a clean home and a clean conscience.

4. Injury risk

When you handle your old items it can put you at risk for injury, particularly when moving heavier items like appliances or furniture. Professional junk removers are trained in the best ways to handle these items. They are also prepared with the right equipment and tools to tackle the job. As skilled experts in the trade, they know what to look out for to keep everyone safe.

This helps you clear your space while staying injury-free. They know what to look out for and how to protect themselves and others. When it comes to your junk removal job, it is important to have the right tools for the job. You can count on junk removal specialists to have what it takes to keep everyone safe.

5. Clearing your space

When unused or unwanted items start cluttering up your space, it can reduce your enjoyment of your home or office, and it looks bad to visitors, clients, and customers. By having these items removed by professionals, you can clear the space and find better ways to use it. Moreover, junk removers will also clean up the area before they leave, which saves you more time and helps your home and office look better.

6. Reduce stress

Most likely, you have simply let things accumulate in your space because you don’t want the stress of having to deal with it. If the idea of packing it all up, putting it in your car and driving it to the right location causes you to stress, you need to call a professional junk remover.

Junk removal specialists will come to your home or office and take the items away in their vehicles, so you don’t have to think about it anymore. Whether you want your home or office junk removed from your sight, professionals have the right size vehicle to handle the job. Hiring a professional junk removalist reduces your stress and frees up your space.

7. Charity

Even if you don’t like or want the items collecting in your space or office, they still might have some use to someone else. Hiring a professional junk removal company means that you can identify items to donate and even have them dropped off for you. Charities can benefit from your old computers, phones, fax machines, printers and more.

Professional junk removers know the industry and they know who can best use the items you don’t want anymore. Moreover, you will be left with less clutter, a good feeling of having donated items and a possible tax deduction. It’s a win-win for everyone.

If you have items collecting in your home or office space, hiring a professional junk removal company can help free you. Getting rid of unwanted or unused items can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be.

There are several good reasons to consider a professional junk removalist company. They can do the sorting and delivery for you, save you time and money and leave you with a good feeling. Decluttering, clearing your space and even finding items to donate to others are among the top reasons people hire professional junk removal companies.

For more information about professional junk removal services, call Red Bins at 416-733- 2467 or contact us here.

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