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Linas Kliarskis

Linas Kliarskis

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As far as I remember I've always been interested in different business ventures and ideas. More than 20 years ago I started a dumpster rental business in Chicago Area - A City Suburban Dumpsters. I have learned so much while growing my own business and still facing challenges every day - but that what makes it exciting.

While executing projects related with our services we focus on being environmentally responsible and innovative.

I'm happy being able to share my expertise and experience, and I hope you find our blog useful.

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Simple Ways to Make your Neighborhood a Safer Place

Three houses with nicely trimmed front yard, lawn in a residential neighborhood Chicago.

In many ways, a neighborhood is an extension of the home. It should serve as a safe haven where kids can roam, play and socialize with other kids in the area. Unfortunately, too many communities lack the security necessary to make parents feel okay about letting their young ones explore freely. What can you do to create a safe zone for your kids and others within your neighborhood?

Who are your neighbors?

Much of the suspicion a person feels about their community is tied to what is known and unknown about those living amongst them. They could be among the bad apples, or they could be a positive influence on the youth in the area. You’ll never know unless you reach out to them, make small talk, get a sense of how their kids behave … anything that can clue you in to whether or not they are a positive or negative influence.

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How Dumpsters can Help your Home Improvements

Debris removal after home improvement project

Even a novice DIYer can attest to the fact that each project they take on involves more planning than they initially thought they’d have to invest. The result is multiple trips to the local big box store to pick up unexpectedly needed supplies. Similarly, with every home improvement project comes a lot of waste, perhaps more than was anticipated. At some point, you’ve got to move it out of your way and dispose of it in an efficient manner. Fortunately, a dumpster can help your home improvements.

Even small projects produce lots of material

Most trash collection agencies are not going to pick up your home improvement debris. Sure, you might be able to sneak a few bags full of it by them (not recommended), but the average project is going to take much, much more than a few trash bags full of waste. In fact, even a small room remodel can generate hundreds of pounds of material that needs to be disposed of, especially if any demolition is involved. In most cases, a dumpster is the absolute best option for a number of reasons, the first being convenience.

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Bag vs. Dumpster: Which one is Better for your Small Project?

Dumpster and waste debris bag photo

Just about any remodeling project or room cleanup is going to leave you with piles and piles of refuse. In fact, the amount will probably surprise you. For instance, if you’re tackling small bathroom remodel, you could see 150 pounds or more of refuse for every square foot that you demolish. So, when it comes to disposing of the debris, it becomes a bag vs. dumpster issue.

Most people are familiar with dumpsters, and less so with bags. As you might have guessed, “dumpster bag” is a term derived from dumpster due to its shape and purpose, except it’s a bag instead of a metal container. It is a waste management item that is portable and small when collapsed. It’s made of a material that will withstand waste common with household projects. You fill it and call a waste management company to pick it up and dispose of it for you. However, pickup for these items aren’t available in all communities, so you want to make sure someone nearby has the capabilities of hauling it off before you make a purchase.

Buy a bag or rent a small dumpster?

An important note here is that a bag is only an option if you have three cubic yards or less of debris. It is roughly a 600-gallon receptacle, about eight feet long and four feet wide. Most are about 2.5 feet high. The weight limitation is around 3,300 pounds, maximum, which is debris from an approximately 22-square-foot room.

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Dumpster Rental for a Garage Clean Out

Junk pile up in a garage before dumpster rental for garage cleaning

It’s amazing how much junk can pile up in a garage, especially ones that don’t house an automobile. Broken ladders, old garden hoses, old paint cans, unused tools, empty flower pots, motor oil, forgotten toys, old newspapers and magazines – the list goes on and on. There comes a time when a massive purge is needed. Is a dumpster rental for a garage clean out a good idea?

Considering that you probably have a limit to how much trash you can put at the curb, tasking your trash company with removing all your garage waste is not a plausible solution. Your best bet is to go with a residential dumpster rental. There isn’t much to it on your end, you just call the waste management company and order it, they drop off dumpster, you fill it up with your garage waste, and the junk removal company carries it off.

Residential dumpster rental sizes for a garage debris removal

So, what size dumpster should you rent? This is a very important question because you don’t want to go too small and have to pay to have it carried off two or three times, and you don’t want to go too big and risk losing money. Most dumpster rental companies have dumpster that will hold between six cubic yards and 30 cubic yards of waste. Those numbers don’t mean much to most people, so let’s break it down by roll off size.

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Emerging Waste Management Trends

Residential dumpster delivery for home cleaning project

Eco-friendly: it’s no longer a catchphrase that only applies to the overtly environmentally conscious. It’s something that is now widely embraced and continues to evolve.

Mandates change, recycling containers become increasingly prevalent, and the subject of mandatory composting to combat the 26 million tons of food waste that ends up in landfills is more widely discussed. What other trends are we seeing in the waste management industry?

Plastic bans

A trend that is likely to continue to get legs into the future is in regard to how we use plastics. Plastic items are increasingly finding their way into local ecosystems, and it’s a hazard, particularly to wildlife. Polystyrene foam (Styrofoam), once widely used, has for many years now been phased out as a popular packaging material. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of it out there leaching into the groundwater. Plastic shopping bags have been banned in many communities, as have plastic bottles. Look for the continued phase-out of unsustainable materials in the future.

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