Old Tires

Old tires – what to do with the old ones.

old tire made into a very pretty tire swingCome on, admit it… It feels absolutely amazing when you successfully dispose of unwanted stuff around your house. Sometimes though, getting rid of things can be quite tricky, like tires.

Whenever you need to get somewhere, your tire buddies will get you there. One day they’ll wear out and leave you asking, “What do I do with these?”

Before you decide to throw them out, here are several things you should know about tire disposal.

Keep them separate from your roll off container.

Tires, very much like other household items, require special care when being thrown out. While you can simply throw them in your dumpster and be done with them, they can’t be recycled that way.

If you have a roll off container, you should call ahead of time and tell the company you need to dispose of tires and they’ll guide you through the steps of what you should do.

Where can you throw away old tires?

Over half of the states have laws about leaving tires in landfills. They don’t break down very easily at all, take up a large amount of space and the compost can cause ecological problems. They also can produce methane gas, which damage landfill liners, causing landfill waste to seep into the ground and pollute nearby water sources.

If you’ve decide to do something else with your tires, here are some ideas.

A lot of car services will take your old tires if you buy new ones from them. Be sure to check your local recycling facility to see if they take tires. Certain cities even have prearranged days where residents can drop off their old tires for free. Contact your solid waste management agency for more information.

Fun ways to use old tires.

If you’ve become emotionally attached to your tires, you don’t have to throw them away, there’s plenty of really cool things you can do with them!

Beside the typical tire swing, you can make a cool garden with them. Make sure to clean off the tires with soapy water, then place them in the ground with soil and plants. Make sure you stick with non-edible plants though, they can absorb chemicals from the tires and you wouldn’t want to eat that!

You could cut the tires up and make a garden border, if you’re feeling crafty, you could make tables, furniture and a whole bunch of really need stuff! You just need a little imagination and the internet!

Take a moment before you get rid of old tires!

If you’re not sure exactly what to do with them still, do a little research, ask your neighbors and friends, call your city and then touch base with R and R Container Services in Marietta, GA. for all your Roll Off Container needs. After all, we should all be responsible with our tires.

Roll Off Containers for Shingles Renovation

The right Roll Off Containers for shingles renovation because once you’ve finally installed that last shingle, there is still much to be done.

cont-dimensionsYou have to get rid of all the old shingles left behind!

Let’s go over the cost of renting a roll off container, how to estimate the weight of scrap roofing shingles, how to save money on roll container for singles renovation and more.

Your Shingles Matter!

You may not know, but there is a lot of different shingles! Not just in appearance, but also weight. The two main types of roofing shingles available are 3-tab asphalt shingles and architectural-style shingles. You most likely have one or the other.

3-tab shingles are your normal shingles found with a budgeted home owner. It’s also a relatively lightweight shingle, so it’s easier to stay under the container rental company’s weight limit compared to premium-style shingles.

Architectural shingles are a newer type of roofing shingle that gives a more “premium” look to a roof. If this is the type of shingle you’re disposing of, be aware that these shingles weigh considerable more than basic 3-tab shingles. Be careful not to go over weight! You can rack up costs very fast if you go over the weight limit.

Roofing “square” vs. square footage.

When you’re in the roofing business, there is something we like to call, “the square”. One square is equal to 100 square feet. For example, a 2,000 square foot roof is equal to 20 square.

If you know how many squares of shingles you have, and the right kind. It will be easy to talk to your container service people and figure out which container will fit your needs.

How big should I get my container?

Something to keep in mind, is that some roofs have lots of layers of shingles, so it might be more than you expect!

So, if you have a 20 square roof with two layers, that’s the same as 40 squares of shingles.Make sure you check before you order your container.It’s also a great ice breaker at parties to know how many layers you have on your roof.

3-tab shingles weigh about 250 lbs. per square.

10 sqs of roofing shingles = 1.25 total tons of weight: Go with a 6-to-10 yard container.
20 sqs of roofing shingles = 2.5 total tons of weight: Go with an 8-to-10 yard container.
30 sqs of roofing shingles = 3.75 total tons of weight: Go with a 12-to-15 yard container.
40 sqs of roofing shingles = 5 total tons of weight: Go with a 16-to-20 yard container.
50 square of roofing shingles = 6.25 total tons of weight: Go with at least a 20 yard container.
60 square of roofing shingles = 7.5 total tons of weight: Go with a 30 yard container or larger.

These roll off container sizes are only on capacity. Not on weight limit, make sure to ask your rental company about their weight limit. All companies are different.

For example, a container rental company may rent a 20-yard container for $350 with an included 4-ton weight allowance, while a competing company rents the same size container for $250 but only includes so much weight.

Always ask your Roll Off Service s about their own weight limits. Be careful though, some might be offended. Make sure they know it’s about the containers.

Architectural shingles weigh about 400 lbs. per square.

Architectural-style roofing shingles are on average about 40% heavier compared to 3-tab shingles, so you’ll need a slightly larger container to accommodate the extra bulk.

10 sqs of roofing shingles = 2 total tons of weight: Go with a 10 yard container.
20 sqs of roofing shingles = 4 total tons of weight: Go with a 10-to-12 yard container.
30 sqs of roofing shingles = 6 total tons of weight: Go with a 15-to-20 yard container.
40 sqs of roofing shingles = 8 total tons of weight: Go with a 20-to-30 yard container.
50 sqs of roofing shingles = 10 total tons of weight: Go with a 30-to-40 yard container.
60 sqs of roofing shingles = 12 total tons of weight: Go with a 40+ yard container.

Please visit R and R Container Services for more information on container size and rentals.

Roll Off Dumpsters

Roll off dumpsters – make sure there is no third party trash

R & R Roll off dumpsterDumpster brokers are most of the time, the middleman of the dumpster business. They’re not as evil as you might first believe, but it’s best for you and your wallet to stay clear of them. Brokers normally pretend to be one of your local dumpster services, when actually, they don’t own any roll off dumpsters. They’re probably not even from your state!

After you’ve contacted a broker, they’ll call up a local company and tell them everything you’ve said to the broker. What’s the problem with this? First off, you’ll pay more. Brokers add on extra charges so they can take a cut of the profit before paying the local company. Secondly, you’re not in direct contact with the actual delivery company. This can often result in poor service or confusion.

Dealing direct is far better than dealing with a broker.You can save much more money by going straight to your local container service and cutting out the middleman.

Dumpster brokers are very difficult to spot for the untrained eye, they’ll never tell you they’re a broker. Stick to a local container/roll off dumpster service.

Tips for finding a reputable and local dumpster service.

Be careful of those pesky 800 numbers! Most local dumpster people will have a local number instead of an 800. This isn’t always the case, but it’s something to consider.

If you’re going to book online for one, try to figure out who exactly you’re sending your information to. In other words, don’t enter all of your needs into an online form (e.g., personal info, type of debris, dumpster size requirement, etc.) unless you know where this information is going. A broker can use this information and will find a service for you, normally a cheap service, you also have no say in what company he chooses. You could easily get stuck with an expensive bill and/or a company with horrible customer service.

A reputable, local dumpster rental company will be licensed, insured and upfront about its pricing structure. Avoid dumpster websites that have vague, outdated information. You can always do a license check on a company by visiting your local government website, or check out its standing at the Better Business Bureau.

Since 1999, R & R Container Service has provided our residential, commercial, and industrial customers with superior, professional, and friendly roll off containers and waste management services with no middle-man.

Dumpster sizes and uses… the basics.

How much trash are you throwing away? What is it?

dumpster sizes uses

We all make trash every day. We throw it in the trash can. Then someone takes the trash out. Then one day a week, a large, loud truck comes to get it. These trucks, as I refer to as “overheads” pick up the bins and dump them into a compactor, set the bins back down and leave. This regular trash service is mainly for the purpose of everyday trash. You probably pay a “refuse” bill, my bill is part of my water bill.

Then there are times that you have more trash than will fit into your bin. Like Christmas time… or spring cleaning… or fall cleaning… or

“I’m feeling ambitious and I’m tired of climbing through the garage” cleaning.

Sometimes you can cram all this stuff into your bin and sometimes you can’t.

So then come the “roll off containers” (aka dumpster, can, box.) these are to haul trash from household or yard clean-up or remodeling and construction level projects. Sometimes one will due and sometime you’ll need many. The reason is it called a roll off is because the container is rolled onto the truck and rolled off.  Larger containers are used for larger jobs and smaller containers are used for smaller jobs and the disposal or recycling of dirt, concrete, asphalt and other aggregate.

Here is a list of tips in regards to dumpster sizes. (courtesy of Enlightenme.com)

  • One cubic yard equals 1 yard wide x 1 yard long x 1 yard high. A 6′ dumpster will hold 6 cubic yards.
  • A 72″ couch will take up 1/3 of a 6 cubic yard container.
  • A twin mattress will take up 1/4 of a 6 cubic yard container.
  • A 10 yard dumpster will hold 5 to 10 tons, depending on materials.
  • 12 and 20 cubic yard dumpsters are the most popular rentals and accommodate small to medium residential projects.
  • 30 cubic yard dumpsters are ideal for major home renovations and demolition.

The list of restricted items includes:  TVs, refrigerators, paints, solvents, asbestos, liquids, and other chemicals and toxic materials.

Call R&R Containers to find out which of our dumpster sizes is right for you!

Understanding Roll Off Dumpster Rental Services

Understanding Roll Off Dumpster Rental Services

Renting a dumpster, or roll off container, is a simple process.

  1. Call the dumpster rental company
  2. Choose a container size
  3. Have it dropped off at your property
  4. Fill it up
  5. Have it hauled away

Handy Information to Know When Dealing with Roll Off Rental Services

  • When you’d prefer to clear out the junk/debris yourself, renting a dumpster is the best way to go
  • In some situations, such as having a dumpster container dropped off on the side of a city street, you may also need to secure a permit. The dumpster rental company can help determine if this is necessary in your case
  • Roll-off dumpsters come in all shapes and sizes with the most common sizes being 10, 20, 30 and 40 yard containers.
  • When renting a dumpster, “yards” is referring to the “cubic yard” capacity of the dumpster.

To give you an idea of size ranges & possibilities, here are a couple examples:

  • A 10-yard dumpster is ideal for a garage or shed cleanout
  • A 40-yard dumpster is the best solution for construction projects or complete re-roofing jobs

Roll Off Rental Services are there to make your life easy. Or at least make your projects less stressful! So don’t be afraid to ask questions. Then go ahead & take the jump. Rental Services for getting rid of waste. Does it get any better? The dumpster rental company you deal with can help you choose the best container for the job!

Uses for Roll Off Rental Containers

Uses for Roll Off Rental Containers

Common Places Rental Containers are Used

A roll off dumpster is typically rented on a temporary basis. They can be used to contain or remove yard debris or bulk trash, or construction debris removal from:

  • Home
  • Business
  • Construction Site

The roll off dumpster service delivers the container to your driveway, place of business, or construction site. The waste container is rolled-off the back of a delivery truck & left for your use. The waste container service company that dropped it off comes and picks it up when you’re finished. Multiple dumpster sizes are available to handle any size clean-up job.

Common uses for roll off dumpsters:

  • Home clean-outs or junk removal related spring cleaning
  • Construction debris removal from home remodeling projects
  • Decluttering a home before selling it
  • Removing household junk while moving in or moving out of a home
  • Removing shingles or construction debris from re-roofing projects
  • Yard waste removal
  • Concrete, dirt, or brick removal
  • Estate cleanouts after the passing of a family member
  • Removing trash from foreclosures and evictions

While this is a short list of possible ways to utilize roll off waste containment services, they can be used for most projects you can come up with that require debris removal. Ask your local waste containment service provider about their delivery & pick up process, rates, & container sizes available for rent!