Metal Recycling

Metal Recycling

Metal recycling plays an important part in protecting our environment.  When you recycle metals you:

  • Protects landfills because metals slow down the process for other materials to break down.
  • Lowers the demand for mining, which helps protect the land from harsh environmental impacts.
  • Provide metals for things we use everyday.

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Most Metals Are Recyclable

Most metals can be recycled. Exceptions include any radioactive metals, like Plutonium and Uranium or those that contain Mercury.  Very few household items contain those metals!  Metals such as aluminum, copper, steel, brass, cast iron, and tin are all salvageable. 

How Does Metal Get Recycled?

Typically, scrap yards will:

  1. Sort: After the metal is inspected for radiation it will be sorted by material.  Next, it is cut into manageable pieces by hydraulic machinery.  Afterward, it is cut and crushed into even smaller pieces. Finally, a magnet separates the metal into ferrous and non-ferrous categories.
  2. Melting:  Each metal type is melted at the specific temperature required.
  3. Purification:  While the metal is in its liquid state, powerful magnets and electrolysis take out any impurities.
  4. Cooling: Finally, the metal is taken to cooling chambers to solidify for transport to the appropriate facility. 

Everyday Metals

Everyday we use or see something that is made from recycled metals.  Recycled metals can be found in the following items:

  • Vehicles
  • Airplanes
  • Appliances
  • Plumbing fixtures and fittings
  • Roofing materials
  • Ductwork
  • Canned goods

Are You Ready For a Roll-off Container to Help With Your Recycling Needs

Located in Acworth, GA and serving the surrounding areas, R & R Container Services are proud to be a locally and family owned and operated company with customer satisfaction as our first and only priority.

They operate R & R Container Service on the basis of honesty, integrity, and prompt, professional service. We gladly offer free, fast estimates and quotes over the phone. Our dumpster and container rentals are top-notch because of the service and convenience we provide for each and every customer. Call us today to find out what makes us your first and last call for all your waste management, garbage, or refuse hauling needs at 770-975-9554

 

Why We Should Support Local Businesses

Why We Should Support Local Businesses

Why we should support local businesses and how this applies specifically to the roll-off container business.  Often, it’s little more than a marketing pitch – something stuck in between sale signs on a supermarket shelf. The reason we should buy local; however, runs a little deeper than the managers special on eggs.

Why we should support local businesses

So, why is it beneficial to buy local?

It all comes down to community.

Everyone knows that in order to be a good citizen of our democracy, we have to vote. Voting is often considered, in fact, to be the essential responsibility Americans have to the functioning of government, aside, perhaps, from paying taxes. But democracy is only a political system – really only half of the equation. What about economics? What about being a good citizen of a capitalist democracy?

We don’t have to wait until we’re in the polling booth to cast our votes. We vote every day when we decide where to spend our money. Each dollar that goes to Walmart or Best Buy is a dollar that comes out of the pocket of a mom-and-pop retailer. Each dollar that goes to online shopping represents a loss to the local tax base. But so, what? We’re saving money, so it’s worth it, right?

According to an info graphic from thelocalexchangemarietta.com, local retailers generate 70% more economic activity per square foot than big box stores. That graphic contains another particularly surprising statistic; if every American family spent $10 more a month at local businesses, over $9 billion would be directly returned to local economies across the nation.

How does this apply to the hauling business?

The town general store has long been seen as a victim of our changing economy. But beyond the so-called “retail apocalypse” are a whole host of other local businesses that have been hit hard by the trend’s corporate consolidation and globalization of the last 20 years. Hauling is no exception.

Transportation costs are a major part of many industries. In hauling; however, transportation essentially is the cost. The closer to home your roll-off container rental provider is, the lower the fuel costs and environmental impact are. At R&R containers, we keep our service area small, and pass the savings on to you!

When you order a roll-off container from a corporation or chain, oftentimes you’re not even in contact with the people who will actually be providing your container rental. Big corporations act as dealers, hiring someone else to do the job and lining their pockets by overcharging you. Go straight to the source with R&R containers.

Whether you need some minor junk hauling or a regular dumpster pickup, R&R is your local source. Support our Marietta community with your dollars – call today at 770-975-9554.

Big Ideas for Your Garden

Big Ideas for Your Garden

Mother’s Day weekend was always the time my grandmother bought her starter plants and flowers for the summer.   What are you doing for a garden this year?  If you need ideas, the below garden planning apps can help you design the perfect garden for your yard.

Big Ideas for Your Garden

From Country Living 

Armitage’s Great Garden Plants

With this mobile app, you get tons of knowledge from a respected authority at your fingertips for a few dollars. Allan Armitage, PhD, professor emeritus of horticulture at the University of Georgia, offers a look at exactly what landscape, ornamental (and even houseplants!) you should choose for any garden setting. You’ll also learn about solutions for hungry deer, pest control, and native plants.  Visit us at the app store.

Kitchen Garden Planner

Need a layout for a new veggie garden? Use the free online planner to design a new bed or update an old one. The planner is simple to use, and you even can save, e-mail, and print your design—a perk not all free programs allow. The planner also gives in-depth planting tips and even tells you how many plants or seeds to buy. It’s an incredible tool for anyone interested in getting the most out of their edible garden.  Visit the site.

Garden Manager

This brand-new app is all about helping you plan and manage your edible garden for a successful harvest. New to this stuff? No worries. The virtual gardening coach takes you through a list of questions to guide you about how, what, and when to plant. Three levels of subscription services guide you throughout the season and send reminders about what to do when. It’s also tied into weather stations so it can alert you when to cover the basil, for example, if an early frost is on the way.  Visit their website.

My Garden Planner

This web-based planner from a garden products company in the UK helps you draw and plan your landscaping including types of surfaces such as grass or paving, furniture or water features, and fences. It also gives the approximate mature size of plantings when placed in the grid, so you know what fits where. It doesn’t have a ton of in-depth features, but for a free tool, it’s worth a look.  Visit their website.

When you’re ready to start your garden project, call your friendly Acworth Roll-off Container Rental Company to learn just how a dumpster rental can help make your life and next garden renovation a little easier at 770-975-9554.

 

 

 

How to Remove Old Kitchen Cabinets

How to Remove Old Kitchen Cabinets

How to remove old kitchen cabinets while remodeling when you are on a tight budget.  Taking out the old cabinets isn’t as hard or as time consuming as you may think.  All you need are a few tools, a little sweat equity and a plan to dispose of the old cabinets.  If they are in fairly good shape, you can sell or donate them.  If the cabinets are beyond restoring, call your local roll-off container company and have them deliver a dumpster right to your backdoor.

How to Remove old kitchen cabinets

Gathering the Tools

There are a few specific tools that you will need to get the job done such as:

  • Pry bar
  • Razor knife
  • Putty knife
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Step stool
  • Tarp or old blanket

Don’t forget the safety googles and gloves.

Preparing the Cabinets and Countertops

Empty out the cabinets and clear everything off of the countertops.  For extra protection, cover the counter tops with a tarp or old blanket.

Turn the power off to any electrical outlets you will be working around.

Taking Apart the Cabinets

Once the area is demolition ready, begin removing the doors and shelving.  Unscrew the doors from the cabinet body.  Keep the hinges attached to the door.  Lift out the drawers and shelves, leaving the brackets in place.  This will make it easier to reassemble the cabinets if you are selling or donating them.

Removing the Frame Work

Most cabinets have been finished off with caulk to keep water from getting behind the cabinets and/or to hide imperfections during the installment process.  Cut the caulk with the razor knife or putty knife.  Slip the pry bar between the wall and cabinet frame and gentle tap on the hammer to finish breaking the seal.

Taking Down the Cabinets

If you do not have a helper to hold the cabinets, find something to put under the cabinets to support them such as a stack of books or a sturdy box.

Unscrew any fasteners that connect the cabinets together.  Next, remove the screws that attach the cabinets to the wall or floor.  Before removing the final screws, make sure the cabinet is not going to fall of you or something else.

When the final screw is out, lift the cabinet up and away from the wall.   Congratulations, on a job well done!

Now, have you picked out your new cabinets?

Do you need a roll-off container company for your kitchen remolding project?  Contact R & R Container Service, in Acworth, GA, today at 770-975-9554.

 

Support Your Local Businesses in Acworth, Ga.

Support Your Local Businesses in Acworth, Ga

Support your local businesses because they are the corner stone for every community.  When times are lean, buyers naturally cut back on spending, injecting a degree of caution into their financial habits.  So, when deciding where to spend your hard-earned money, think local.  Local businesses count on your patronage in order to stay afloat; every purchase is precious to them.  Eat, shop, support, independently owned businesses within your community.

Support Your Local Businesses

The advantages to shopping locally are far-reaching.  When you support a business within the community, you are in turn supporting the local economy.  According to the U.S. Small Business Association, significantly more money stays in a community where purchases are made at locally owned shops and stores.

More reasons to support local businesses:

  • Uphold community traditions.
  • Protect the little guys from being monopolized by the big guys.
  • Helps attract tourist.
  • Entrepreneurship is the American way.
  • Ensure employment to town residents.
  • Offers “personal touch” to shoppers such as knowing their names, likes and dislikes.
  • Local businesses are owned and operated by your neighbors.  They care about and are invested in the well-being of the community and its future.
  • Local businesses tend to donate more money to non-profits.
  • Local businesses are good for the environment because they often have a smaller carbon footprint than larger companies.

The next time you need to run out for some groceries, do a little shopping, want to eat out, or need to rent a roll-off container, seek out a local business and see what they have to offer!  You could discover some great products and services while helping to build a strong and successful community around you.

Located in Acworth, GA and serving the surrounding areas, R & R Container Services are proud to be a locally, family owned and operated company with customer satisfaction as their first and only priority.

They operate on the basis of honesty, integrity, and prompt, professional service and gladly offer free, fast estimates and quotes over the phone. Their dumpster and container rentals are top-notch because of the service and convenience they provide for each and every customer. Call today at 770-975-9554 to find out what makes R & R Container Services your first and last call for all your waste management, garbage, or refuse hauling needs.

 

 

Roll-off Container Rentals vs. Dumpster Bags

Roll-off Container Rentals vs. Dumpster Bags

Roll-off container rentals vs. dumpster bags to help with remodeling projects and/or house decluttering.  Even the smallest project can produce a huge pile of trash.  For instance, a small bathroom can produce up to a 150 lbs. per square foot of debris.  That can add up quickly. So, what is the best option?

Roll-off Container Rentals vs. Dumpster Bags

  • Haul the stuff yourself to the dump (this could get expensive and time consuming)
  • Purchase a dumpster bag
  • Rent a roll-off container

Most people are familiar with roll-off containers but less so with dumpster bags.  A dumpster bag is a portable, small collapsible container that you can use to dispose of a variety of materials. Bags can be purchased from home improvement stores or online retailers.  Once the dumpster bag is filled, a waste management company will need to be contacted to pick up and dispose of it.  Note, pick up service for bags isn’t available in all municipalities.  Before you purchase a dumpster bag, call your local waste management to confirm curbside service. 

To Bag or Not to Bag

  • A dumpster bag is only good for three cubic yards or less of debris. It is about a 600-gallon container and roughly eight by four by 2.5 feet high.
  • The maximum weight is around 3,000 pounds, so if your project involves heavy materials like rock, sand or bricks, after one cubic yard you will be at your weight limit.  
  • Dumpster bags are nowhere near as sturdy as a metal roll-off container.
  • Dumpster bags are reusable.
  • Dumpster bags are convenient for small jobs.

To Roll-off Container or Not to Roll-off Container

  • Roll-off containers come in different sizes. They start as small as 10 cubic yards and go all the way up to 40 cubic yards.
  • Roll-off containers are delivered to your door and picked up when you are finished.
  • Roll-off containers are designed to be easy on driveways and lawns.

Choosing the Best Roll-off Container Rental Company

R & R Container Service of Acworth, Ga. offers services to both residential and commercial customers. Calls are taken 7 days a week and containers are promptly delivered on-site to your home or business. Their roll-off containers are safe for parking lots and driveways, and have side entrances to carry in large or heavy objects. Do your part for a cleaner refuse collection and call R & R Container Service today for a free estimate and quote by phone.

They pride themselves on being family owned and operated with a friendly, professional and prompt service that keeps their customers coming back when they need them most.  770-975-9554