Teach Children Not To Litter

Teach Children Not to Litter

Teach children not to litter because it’s never too early to start talking to them about the environment and topics such as pollution, recycling and tossing trash on the ground.

Teach Children Not To Litter

Jim Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.   During one of his talks he made the comment, “always leave a place better than you found it”.  How many people do that?  How many people pick up an extra piece of trash in the park, playground, street or other public place?   Just think about how much safer and healthier the world would be if everyone followed Jim Rohn’s rule.   

Litter is bad for the earth, especially plastic litter. When plastic lies on the ground for a long time, chemicals in the plastic leach out into the soil and poison the plants in that area.

Litter on the ground injures thousands of animals every year.

Litter that washes into the ocean kills over a million birds and sea life every year.

Plus, it’s an eyesore!

Here are few ideas to teach children about litter:

Look for Litter

Visit a nearby park or public place with your kids that is heavily littered.  Play the game “what doesn’t belong in this picture”.  See how long it takes before they notice the trash.  Ask them if they like seeing trash on the ground?  Talk to them about keeping parks and public places clean and how much nicer it would be for everyone if the world was free of litter.  Have disposable gloves with you so that you can each pick up a few pieces of trash. 

Trash Bin Awareness

Take a walk through the neighborhood with your kids.  Explain the difference between a trash can and a recycling bin.  Ask what items might go into a recycle bin.  Ask what items might go into a trash bin. 

Litter Art

A litter hunt is like a scavenger hunt.  Take a day trip to the park and with gloves, collect litter.  The dirty litter can be placed in the correct bin.  Clean litter can be used to create a collage or piece of art.  Make a fun game out of it.  Make up stories about people who litter. 

Lead by Example

One of the most effective ways to teach kids not to litter is to set a good example.  Children mimic what they see adults doing. You should always be conscious about the environment and make an effort not to litter, but this should hold especially true when you are with your child.

For big clean up jobs rent a roll-off container.  Have everyone in the neighborhood chip in on the cost and then schedule a clean-up day.  For information on roll-off containers and the size and logistics contact R & R Container Services 770-975-9554

Their affordable prices are based on your needs and they are dedicated to helping your community.  

Roll-off Containers for Removing Dirt

Roll-off Containers for Removing Dirt

Roll-off containers for removing dirt is an effective approach for toting away unwanted dirt, rocks, sand or other organic matter.   

Roll-off Containers for Removing Dirt

Unloading dirt in a local forest, vacant lot, open field, park or other public place will land you in hot water with local, state and sometimes federal officials. 

There are environmental laws that regulate where organic matter can and can’t be unloaded.  The law is different in every state and municipality.  Search Google for “inert waste landfill” in (your City, State) regarding dirt and inert waste disposal. 

Your local roll-off container company will also be familiar with the laws in your area.  If you can’t find a roll-off container that hauls dirt, check with a junk removal company.

Be sure you have a full understanding of the roll-off container company’s policies on loading dirt.  Generally, the load should be kept under a specific level such as 25%. This keeps the container’s weight from being overloaded.

Remember, dirt is heavier and denser compared to household trash, construction materials or yard waste.   Exceeding the weight allowance could tack on $50.00 to $100.00 per ton in overage fees. Tonnage adds up quickly with dirt.

Weight of Dirt (per cubic yard)

Dirt Type

Weight (lbs.)

Fill dirt


Sandy, rocky, or gravely dirt


Compost/organic matter

1,000 to 1,500

Wet dirt

2,000 to 3,000


Going by the above chart, it is easy to understand that just a few cubic yards of dirt quickly meet or exceed the weight allowance for many 12 or 15 cubic yard containers.  Depending on the roll-off container rental company, the weight limit may range from 1,000 lbs. up to 4,000 lbs. for a 12- or 15-yard dumpster.

While a 12-yard roll-off container has the capacity to hold 12 yards of dirt, the weight of a load like this would greatly exceed the lifting and carrying capacity of a roll-off truck.  For this reason, roll-off container rental companies put a strict limit on the amount of heavy debris, like dirt, allowed in a container.

For more information on bulk dirt removal contact your local roll-off container rental.

Serving Marietta, GA and surrounding areas, R & R Container Services provide prompt, consistent and professional services for waste management container delivery and pick-up. Since 1999, their family owned and operated business has provided their customers with not only sturdy, safe and convenient container services, but friendly service that keeps them – and their friends – calling for their next project.

R & R containers are ideal for residential clean-outs, seasonal trash and debris, and commercial construction or demolition sites. Their containers are safe for pavements and yards, and they will promptly pick up the container and dispose of the waste when you’re job is completed – it’s just that simple!  Call today for a fast, free estimate and quote over the phone at (770)-975-9554.  Happy Hauling!




How Roll-off Containers Make Clean-up Fast

How Roll-off Containers Make Clean-up Fast

How roll-off containers make clean-up fast and effective for waste removal.  Here are a few ideas on how to utilize a dumpster for your next event or project.

How Roll-off Containers Make Clean up Fast

Remove Trash

Big events and parties tend to generate a huge amount of trash.  When the fun is over and the last guests have gone home what are you going to do with those twenty extra bags of trash?  Bring in a roll-off container so that all those bundles are kept out of site and carted away fast and efficiently.

Remove Construction Waste

Even small projects such as renovating a bathroom or adding on a deck can produce a few pick-up loads of construction waste.   By the time you haul it to the dump and pay the dump fee it would have been more economic to rent a roll-off container.  It will save you time, money and keep the yard neat while you finish the project.

Safety First

Whether it’s a new roof, landscaping or a renovation project, it’s a good idea to keep all debris contained.  Boards with protruding nails, piles of trash or tree limbs are accidents waiting to happen when left in piles on the ground.  A roll-off container is the perfect option for keeping the work areas clean and safe while the project is completed.

Regular Trash Collection

There are many, many items that residential trash services will not collect on garbage day.  This is one of the reasons broken furniture, old appliances, batteries and such clutter our basements, attics and garages. Don’t be like the Jones!  Rent a roll-off container and declutter your house today. 

Choose the Right Roll-off Container Company

When it’s time to rent a dumpster, choose the company that will give you options with the size of units they offer.  Select a company that will give you great advice on what type of unit to rent, and make sure they’ll be flexible on their drop-off and pick-up dates. If your project becomes a little more intense than you planned, make sure they’ll come pick-up your unit and drop off an empty one so that you stay on track.

Roll-off Container Sizes

12 cubic yard container: 8 feet wide, 14 feet long and 3 feet tall – about 4 pickup truck loads

15 cubic yard container: 8 feet wide, 14 feet long and 4 feet tall – about 7 pickup truck loads

At R&R Container Services, we provide worry free, reliable and fast commercial and residential dumpster services.  Our affordable prices are based on your needs. Not enough refuse to fill a 15 cubic yard container? Don’t worry. We will charge you for only as much as you’ll need to fill it.

Call R & R Container Service for more information at 770-975-9554. We are proud to offer services in Acworth, GA, and within a 15 mile radius of Acworth, GA where we are based.