A Few Pros You May Not Expect to Renting a Dumpster

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Getting a dumpster rental can be extremely beneficial in the most unexpected ways. Just like a reliable contractor and experienced workers are crucial to any construction project, so is efficient waste removal. From roof shingles to old appliances, these types of jobs generate a ton of junk, and it’s more than a priority to clear out all that waste.

One of the best ways to deal with construction waste is to rent a dumpster. Mr. Waste’s reliable 10 and 14-yard bins are a safe place to accumulate unwanted materials, until they can be safely hauled away. 

If you’re not yet convinced, here are a few unexpected benefit of renting a dumpster bin to assist with your project:

Smooth Dumpster Rental Service

Arguably the best thing about booking a bin rental is that the waste disposal process is handled from start to finish. One simple phone call usually takes care of everything. From delivery to pick-up, you can expect a seamless transaction the whole way through — much easier than dealing with your municipal waste department. And oftentimes, it’s much more economical, too.

Property Protection

Some construction crews will dump waste materials all over their project sites or at the curb. A designated bin for trash collection is the best way to protect your driveway and workspace. Just load everything up in the dumpster, keeping your job site organized and clean.

It’s Safer

Roll-off dumpsters and other similar containers usually come with high-quality safety features. From locking mechanisms to pinch-free hinges, a bin rental is the best way to keep both workers and families safe. Waste materials will not only be well-contained, but dangerous items can also be concealed behind a sturdy door. Dumpsters are a good way to keep children and pets away from sharp and heavy debris. 

Maximized Productivity

Driving trash to a dump site can be very tedious and multiple trips can be costly. You’ll have to pay for gas, plus extra wages for workers to make those excursions. Increase productivity on your jobsite with the efficiency of a dumpster. 

Versatility

Mr. Waste offers dumpster delivery and pick-up services to assist homeowners and contractors with their clean-ups, clean outs, renovations, and junk removal. From roofing shingles to rotting hardwood, construction projects produce all kinds of waste. Although used paint and electronics aren’t allowed, most companies will take pretty much everything else. Ask your dumpster provider what’s allowed in your bin before tossing. 

Peace of mind 

There’s nothing more stressful than wondering what to do with all your waste. Whether you’re just cleaning up or taking on a kitchen reno, there’s no doubt junk and debris will pile up fast. Have confidence knowing Mr. Waste will dispose of your unwanted materials quickly and safely. Our team has the expertise to handle all your trash — so you can focus on the things that matter!

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MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN RENTING A ROLL OFF DUMPSTER BIN

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Avoid Additional Fees

To avoid any additional fees on top of your bin, it is vital that you make sure you’re disposing of your waste correctly. Mr. Waste bins accept almost anything – but you must be weary of the exceptions – hazardous materials being a big one. 

Here is a list of the most common hazardous materials that are thrown into our dumpsters that you should avoid:

  • Tires
  • Paint
  • Asbestos
  • Ashes
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Propane tanks

Avoid Placing Your Bin In The Wrong Places

By the “wrong places” we mean it’s in your best interest to avoid resting your bin in places where it may block the view of drivers or pedestrians, damage your lawn or driveway or in a place where it makes it impossible to park your car comfortably.

There are a few things to keep in mind about placement before your bin arrives. Ask yourself these questions to find the best possible spot for your bin to be parked:

Is there enough room in the driveway to come and go with your car?

  • Can you avoid placing it at the end of your driveway where it may block the view of drivers and pedestrians?
  • Are you blocking any doors?
  • Is there enough room at the walk-in end of the dumpster for easy entry? This is especially important if you have heavy, bulky items you can’t toss in over the top.

Avoid Damage to Your Property

Take into account what the most travelled path from your site to your dumpster is. You want to make sure that the path isn’t in the way of any flower beds. It’s a good idea to avoid your lawn altogether so there aren’t any impressions made. Place sheets of plywood down if your path ends up being on your lawn.

Avoid Improper Placement

Here are some spots that aren’t so ideal to place your dumpster:

Sloped Surfaces

Heavy dumpster + steep slope = runaway dumpster… this is especially true in winter, early spring or late fall, when frost or ice makes surfaces slick.

Another Person’s Property

It’s just the courteous thing to do! Be a respectful neighbour and make sure your bin is placed on your property.

City Streets

Depending on your municipality, you may need to get a permit to keep it on a city street legally. Plan ahead. These permits aren’t expensive, but city halls aren’t usually open on the weekends, when your project might take place.

Understand the rental company’s policies.

Every company has different policies regarding overage fees and what constitutes an overage.

You can be charged extra fees for an overflowing or overweight dumpster, as well as for loading prohibited items.

Avoid hidden fees and “surprises” later by understanding the fine print up front.

The basics you should know before signing a contract:

  • Cost of each dumpster size
  • The weight allowance of each dumpster
  • Cost per ton for exceeding each dumpster’s weight allowance
  • Types of debris/junk allowed in the dumpsters

Keep the dumpster covered when it’s raining

Debris weighs far more when wet, especially construction debris and other wastes that soak the water right in.

Type of Debris/Waste Weight per Yard (Dry) Weight per Yard (Wet)
Garbage 600 lbs. 1,240 lbs.
Leaves 150 lbs. 550 lbs.
Gravel 2,565 lbs. 3,375 lbs.

If significant amounts of precipitation are in the forecast, plan to have a large tarp on hand to cover the dumpster when not in use. Some dumpster rental companies can supply this upon request.

A dumpster placed in a covered area of your property, such as a large garage, pole barn, or shelter would also keep the contents dry.

Bonus – Avoid NOT Renting A Mr. Waste Dumpster

Now you know what NOT to do when it’s time to rent a dumpster. Breathe easy, knowing your experience will be mistake-free.

When it’s time to tackle that project and pitch your debris, contact Mr. Waste for assistance, we got your back!

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How to Find the Bin Rental Company that Fits Your Needs

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Rental dumpster bins are the most popular waste solutions technique used among homeowners, landscapers, contractors, business owners and more. Whether you’re remodelling the entire house or just doing a light cleanout, renting a dumpster can make the process much easier for you. However, knowing which dumpster rental company to choose is not always easy for first-time renters. Here are a few things that you should consider before hiring a dumpster rental company.  

The most useful method to get the best bang for your buck is to do your research about what each of your local rental dumpster bin companies offer and know exactly what you want.

Here are some factors you should be aware of when choosing your rental bin company:

Bin Size

Most rental dumpster bin companies offer sizes that range from 6 to 40 cubic yards. So, you need to choose the right sized dumpster based on the quantity and weight of the material you have. The perfect sized bin is one that you can fill without overflowing. Try not to get a bin that is too oversized, this will help you save your dollars because the prices increase with the size of the bin.

 

 

Bin Type

Not all dumpsters are meant for the same job. Some rental dumpster companies offer different types of bins like clean fill and mixed waste bins. A clean fill bin is a bin that contains only one of either soil/sod, gravel, broken up concrete, block, asphalt, or bricks. This can be very useful for landscapers that work with one type of material. On the other hand, mixed waste bins consist of various materials, most suitable for home and business owners. We at Mr. Waste offer both bin services.

Look into Online Reviews

It is possible to find your go-to dumpster bin rental company by comparing them based on reputation, license, cost, quality, and customer reviews and ratings.

Online reviews are extremely valuable when it comes to local services, and a priceless tool in helping you to determine whether a rental dumpster bin company is suitable for you. You can view Google reviews written by real customers on companies by simply searching the name of the company on the search engine. Many people write about their experiences with specific companies and their products.

Negotiate 

Due to the increased demand for dumpsters, many companies charge high prices for even a single load. If the prices that competitors are charging are cheaper, you can always try to negotiate a price match or cheaper rate. This is always a good idea because you have nothing to lose when negotiating. You’ll either walk out of it with a deal or walk out having paid full price. 

If you live in the  Oakville/Milton/Mississauga or Burlington area and are in need of a rental dumpster bin, don’t hesitate to call us or visit our website! We will be happy to answer any other questions you may have. 

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How to Manage Waste Effectively for your Business

In today’s world of ethical business, an appropriate waste management system is crucial. Every day your business produces loads of garbage. An ethical business takes proper waste management steps. An appropriate waste management system can help you

  • Boost your business reputation
  • Maintain a safe workplace for employees and customers
  • Meet legal requirements
  • Save cost reusing valuable resources

Sustainable waste management requires businesses across the country to make greener decisions. These decisions might concern the type of paper used by industry and how it is disposed of, electricity and essential everyday supplies that a business needs. When it comes to managing waste, causing less harm to the environment is what matters.

Here are different types of waste management your business should consider:

Hazardous Waste

All waste streams are different. So is the way they’re handled. With common hazardous waste and “hard to dispose of” items, a more specialized approach is necessary. Due to safety concerns, not all items can be collected with your normal trash pickup and hazardous materials, if not properly disposed of, may have an adverse impact on the environment.

Hazardous waste includes but is not limited to automotive products, batteries, electronics, fluorescent light bulbs, paint products and garden chemicals. 

Most municipalities have drop-off locations for hazardous waste at Community Recycling Centres. These locations handle the waste properly so that it can be recycled or disposed of safely.

Chemical Waste

Generated by factories, processing plants, processing centres and warehouses, these wastes are harmful and mostly composed of dangerous chemicals and chemical residues.

You need to segregate chemical wastes on-site and then contact specialists in this field who will help ensure that your waste is removed following health, safety and legal requirements.

Solid Waste 

Solid wastes are usually the most common across all industries. It includes paper, plastics, packaging materials, cardboard, wood and scrap metal.

 Recycling can be a cost-effective and environmental friendly solution for you. Your best bet is taking the solid garbage to a recycling centre or contacting a waste management service to get a professional hand on the job.

Electronic Waste

E-waste are electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” Computers, televisions, smartphones, stereos, and printers are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.

Many electronic components contain hazardous elements and chemicals that may cause significant harm if not scrapped properly. 

How to handle e-waste:

  • Reduce your generation of e-waste through smart procurement and good maintenance.
  • Reuse still functioning electronic equipment by donating or selling it to someone who can still use it.
  • Recycle those products that cannot be repaired. 

Organic Waste

Organic waste, or biodegradable waste, is a natural refuse type that comes from plants or animals. It comes in many forms – biodegradable plastics, food waste, green waste, paper, manure, human waste, sewage, and more.

Luckily, all organic waste can be composted. With time, all organic refuse will decompose. Composting is the controlled, accelerated process of recycling those decomposed organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil.

Waste management is all about trying to minimise the amount of waste your business produces while taking care of already existing waste in a sustainable way. To learn more about waste management, contact Mr. Waste today.

Choosing the Most Suitable Dumpster Size For Your Project

Renting a dumpster bin for your project can make your life a lot easier, but there’s always the underlying question – which size bin do I need to carry out my project? Mr. Waste is here to guide you through the process of choosing the most suitable bin.

 

 Available sizes and types of debris

At Mr. Waste , we have dumpster bins that range in size from 6 to 40 cubic yards. Choosing the right size for your dumpster will help you save money because you might pay for unused space if the dumpster is too big for your project, and you may have left over debris or may be charged fees for over-filling your bin in the case that you order a bin that is too small for your needs. 

 

The 6-yard bin

6 yard dumpster bin

Dimensions: 10 feet x 6 feet x 3 feet.

Capacity: Can hold 3 pickup truck loads of waste or 30 trash bags.

Weight Limit: Typically can store up to 900 pounds of material.

Great for medium size construction and landscaping jobs, as well as residential and commercial renovations.

 

 The 10-yard bin

Dimensions: 11 feet x 7 feet x 3.5 feet.

Capacity: Can hold 3 to 5 pickup truck loads of waste or 40-50 trash bags.

Weight Limit: Typically can store up to 1-2 tons (2,000-4,000 pounds)

A 10-yard bin is most suitable for household & construction debris removal, roofing jobs, and medium & large renovation projects

 

 The 14-yard bin

14 yard bin

Dimensions: 12 feet x 8 feet x 4 feet.

Capacity: Can hold 6 truckloads of waste or 60-75 trash bags.

Weight Limit: Typically can store up to 2-3 tons (4,000-6,000 pounds)

This bin is the right choice for big landscaping jobs, floor removals, roofing jobs, concrete removals, and full bathroom remodels.

 

 The 20-yard bin

14 yard bin

Dimensions: 20 feet x 8 feet x 4 feet.

Capacity: Can hold 7 truckloads of waste or 80-100 trash bags.

Weight Limit: Typically can store up to 3-4 tons (6,000-8,000 pounds)

The 20-yard bin is perfect for general construction or demolition projects, larger landscape projects & seasonal clean-ups

 

 The 40-yard bin

10 yard dumpster bin

Dimensions: 20 feet x 8 feet x 8 feet.

Capacity: Can hold 12 truckloads of waste or 180-200 trash bags

Weight Limit: Typically can store up to 5-6 tons (10,000-12,000 pounds)

Being our largest bin, when you expect a large volume of debris to be removed from your construction site; the 40-yard bin is sure to have all the capacity needed and is suitable for large construction and demolition sites.

Weight is another important consideration when it comes to hiring a dumpster. If you are filling your bin with heavy material like bricks or concrete, you may need to go for a higher size.

Contact us for immediate booking to assist you in your next project or visit our Frequently Asked Questions to find additional answers to your questions. 

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Waste Removal for General Contractors

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General contractors are responsible for managing and building a project designed by someone else. They oversee important renovation and building projects; she or he manages and hires subcontractors and other labor in construction projects. The GC acts as the supervisor of the entire project. It’s a lot of work- if you’re a general contractor, you’re in luck because Mr. Waste has you covered on the waste removal part of the project. Follow our general contractor’s guide to waste removal to make your job easier!

Packing Your Bin

There are various types of materials you may need to throw out when carrying out a contracting project, this is why a mixed waste bin is a suitable option although clean fill bins may also be used. These bins are sturdy, and can carry a lot, but there are limits, you want to avoid putting too many heavy materials inside your dumpster rental. A bin can be loaded to the top rail, although there needs to be enough space to cover the bin with a tarp upon removal. Despite being built to handle very heavy loads, an overload of items is feasible. 

Hazardous Materials

You want to check and double check to make sure no hazardous materials are being thrown into your bin. Here is a list of items that are not accepted in Mr. Waste dumpster bins:


  • propane tanks
  • ammunition
  • leftover paint, paint cans and paint thinner, stains and varnish
  • household cleaning products
  • batteries
  • fluorescent light bulbs
  • tires, motor oil, gasoline and antifreeze
  • aerosol cans
  • pesticides and fertilizers
  • pharmaceuticals and bio-medical waste

Common materials that are accepted in dumpster rental bins are:

 

  • concrete blocks
  • wood
  • roofing shingles
  • plastic
  • metal
  • drywall
  • asphalt
  • brick
  • stone
  • ceramic

As well as:

other construction and building materials and demolition materials

  • other non-hazardous materials of any kind

Bin Sizes

Most contracting projects are larger, and deal with the disposal of heavier materials. It’s probably a good idea to look at the larger bins we offer. The 30 or 40 yard bins are our largest, and may be ideal. They are commonly used for large demolitions, large construction sites, large home cleanups and remodelling.

When renting a Mr. Waste bin, waste removal is one less thing to worry about when running a construction project. We make things clear and concise. We’ll carefully drop the bin off onto your driveway, placing wooden planks under the bin to avoid damage to your driveway and when you’re done using it, we’ll take it off your hands.

Mr. Waste has got your back for any contracting waste removal job. Contact us for immediate booking to assist you in your next project or visit our Frequently Asked Questions to find additional answers to your questions. 

Happy Dumping!

Managing At-Home Waste

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Waste management across the world has become a pressing issue. With an exponential rise in population over the last few centuries, the Earth has accumulated massive amounts of waste without a proper disposal system.

You can do your part to help decrease the amount of waste that is placed in landfills every day. Below are a few tips for better waste management at home that you can start up today, and utilized by both families and companies.

Here are some tips to get started on environmental friendly and efficient waste management in the home:

AVOID PLASTICS

Most plastic waste is not recyclable. Plastic bags, for example, cannot be disposed of using municipal recycling programs, so they’re best avoided. The same goes for plastic storage containers.

Carry your own shopping bag when you go to the grocery shop and use glass containers for food storage. It is healthier for your family and for the environment.

REDUCING WASTE

Using recyclable products and ensuring that they are processed appropriately is a great way to help the planet, but by far the best thing consumers can do to reduce the ecological footprints of their homes is to reduce the amount of waste they produce, to begin with.

MINIMIZE USE OF PAPER

Paper is the recyclable material that is thrown away the most, last year alone about 4.5 million tons of paper were thrown away. Junk mail is a large part of garbage waste, call your local Post Office to see how you can be removed from any undesired mailing lists. Another great way to reduce the amount of paper you use is to switch out paper towels for rags that can be washed and reused.

BUY IN BULK

Buying foods in bulk is a great way to reduce the amount of plastic that enters modern homes. Most consumer goods come in multi-layered plastic packaging and are best avoided. When it’s not possible to buy in bulk, look for products that use less packaging or buy from companies committed to using recyclable packaging.

REUSE CONTAINERS

There’s no reason to recycle glass and durable plastic containers while spending money on storage tins and Tupperware. Instead, save used containers for leftovers, home organizing, and other projects.

DONATE CLOTHES AND HOME GOODS

Make sure that you give away items that are in good condition but are of no use to you. There are several schools, orphanages, and shelters that welcome donations of usable items like blankets, pencils, books, clothing, and shoes. Do not hoard items in your house. It increases clutter and makes waste management a very difficult task.

COMPOST FOOD SCRAPS

An eco-friendly waste management method is to compost your organic waste. Invest in a good composting bin and make rich compost from your kitchen waste. This will reduce your organic waste and leave you with quality manure for your gardens.

Those who have the space to start their own compost bins should note that yard waste can also be composted. In fact, compost piles need carbon-rich items to break down properly. Here’s a list of what belongs in the compost pile:

 

  • vegetable scraps
  • coffee grounds
  • eggshells
  • unwaxed paper
  • unwaxed cardboard
  • sawdust
  • sticks and small branches
  • grass clippings
  • leaves

If you are in need of a rental dumpster bin after a larger at-home clean up, contact Mr. Waste to learn more, and rent your dumpster bin for your upcoming project or job.

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6 Ways To Use a 6-Yard Dumpster Bin

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Mr. Waste offers a wide array of roll-off dumpster bins that are delivered right to your driveway, fast and easy. The bin sizes we offer vary from 6-yard to 40-yard rentals. 

The 6-Yard Bin

Let’s talk about the baby of the family… fast but efficient, the 6-yard walk-in disposal bin with back doors is the smallest bin we offer, but can be incorporated into various projects, whether it be business-related, or an at-home project, and will assist in making your job as easy as it can be.

the 6-yard bin stands at 3 feet tall, 6 feet wide and 10 feet long

Project 1 – Business Waste Disposal

The 6-yard bin is widely known and most popularly the bins used behind storefronts, using them for everyday waste disposal. The bin is able to hold around 72 kitchen-sized trash bags, with a 1,200-pound weight limit, so it makes sense to why so many commercial business’ and stores have sought a 6-yard bin to help make their disposal efficient

Project 2 – Cleaning Out The Garage

This bin is perfect for cleaning out your garage! Have our guys drop her right onto your driveway, and you’re set! The low top and back doors of this bin make it very easy to throw in any large items that may come out of your garage or home, but it can definitely hold whatever weight you put on it!

Project 3 – Home Roofing Jobs

Roof work is your job; cleaning up the debris is ours. This size is best for a quick and affordable to clean up after shingle removals and regular roof repairs. For larger roofing projects, or jobs that involve more than just shingle removal, it may be your best bet to look into the 14-yard bin or larger.

Project 4 – Smaller Landscaping Jobs

The 6-yard bin can be used in smaller scale gardening jobs such as weeding or removing a few shrubs. It is especially useful when it comes to removing during the spring when you’re cleaning out your garden beds or branches and things alike.

Project 5 – Redoing Your Backyard Patio (Or Other Wooden Structures)

Has your wooden patio been used for way too many spring and summer seasons in a row? Is it time to get down and dirty and either build a new one, or hire someone else to do the job? Surely, you need a waste disposal bin to get rid of all of that weathered, decaying wood. If your patio isn’t too big, the 6-yard bin can definitely be used to dispose of any wood that comes out of the project. This applies to any other wooden structures you may have in your yard or backyard such as a children’s treehouse or wooden shed.

Project 6 – Small Bathroom Remodelling Job

In the case that you’re remodelling your bathroom, I mean replacing the toilet, maybe a floor tile switch up and maybe a wall tile change, this roll-off is suitable. For larger bathroom remodelling jobs, the 20-yard bin is recommended.

Please note that the following items are not accepted: Propane Tanks, Batteries, All Paint Cans and Pesticides, Tires, Asbestos. Contact Mr. Waste to learn more, and rent your dumpster bin for your upcoming project or job.

Waste Removal Guide: Landscaping

Is your yard in need of some serious cleanup? Has a recent storm littered your home or building’s lawn with tree branches and other debris? Did you recently complete a new landscaping project, and are now left with piles of dirt and rock? If so, take advantage of the professional yard waste removal services offered at Mr. Waste. We know the importance of keeping your site clean and safe, which is why we’ve come up with a simple guide to the removal of waste from your landscaping site!

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to do the job yourself, or you’re maintaining a landscaping company, it’s good to know the best way to get the job done. Perhaps the easiest and most efficient way to ensure your site remains clean, and the waste is disposed of responsibly is renting a mixed waste dumpster bin or a clear fill bin. 

Clean Fill Bins Vs. Mixed Waste Bins

Clean Fill Bins

Clean fill refers to construction waste materials that can be reused or recycled in other construction projects. The term “clean” implies that the material is eco-friendly and free of any toxic substances that may adversely affect the health of humans and animals, or contaminate the environment where they’re disposed of. 

Clean fill also:

  • Has not been mixed with any waste
  • Has not been subject to any known spill of petroleum products or release of chemical contaminants, including reactive, radioactive, combustible, corrosive, and zoo toxic materials
  • Has not been treated to remediate any contamination

Construction materials accepted for clean fill disposal include:

  • Topsoil
  • Dirt
  • Brick
  • Gravel
  • Rubble
  • Sand
  • Cement
  • Concrete

Waste disposal companies typically charge lower fees for unmixed materials.

Mixed-Waste Bins

Non-clean fill refers to construction and demolition waste that is insoluble in water and of a nonhazardous nature, but cannot be used or recycled in subsequent construction projects. Non-clean fill materials may include:

  • Plastics
  • Glass
  • Metals
  • Cardboard
  • Contaminated soil
  • Fibreglass
  • Hazardous household waste – appliances, electronics, etc

Choosing a Size for a Landscaping Project

An important aspect of choosing a dumpster is to remember that you can’t fill it to the point where material is overflowing. Dumpsters can only be filled to the point where the material is filled to the top of the dumpster walls. Usually, a tarp is put over top of the bin in order to transport it so it’s important to avoid overfilling. This is why it’s important to get the right size for your project. There are many sizes available that range from 6 yards to 40 yards. A 6 yard dumpster can hold 6 cubic yards of material, and likewise, a 40 yard one can hold 40 cubic yards. For a larger landscaping project, we recommend a dumpster size of 20 or 30 depending on how large and what you’re planning on putting into the dumpster. 

Transporting Your Rental Dumpster Bin

If you schedule a rental dumpster bin, you won’t have to worry about transporting it either. In fact, it is actually delivered by a truck that is specially designed to carry it. It’s outfitted with hydraulic equipment that can easily lift and lower the dumpster, even when it’s filled with thousands of pounds of debris. You also won’t need to worry about your driveway enduring any damage, our professionals are mindful and cautious. 

Don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Waste today for any of your landscaping waste removal needs. You can book online in 30 seconds or call in for your free estimate.

Recycling Scrap Metal: Determining What’s Salvageable

What Is Scrap Metal Recycling?

Scrap metal recycling plays a critical role in protecting the environmental health of our community. It is a process that involves the recovery and processing of scrap metal from end-of-life products or structures, as well as from manufacturing scrap, so that it can be introduced as a raw material in the production of new goods, while offering a much lower carbon footprint and more efficient utilization of resources than new material.

By recycling your metal, you’re doing the following:

Protecting Landfills

Metal slows down the process by which other materials are broken down.

Reducing Your Dependence on Mining:

Metal recycling lowers the demand for mining, which helps protect the land from damaging environmental impacts.

Commonly-Recycled Metals

Many metals used in consumer products today can be recycled to create new products. A metal is considered desirable for recycling when it can be melted and re-formed without losing considerable strength and durability. Some of the most commonly-recycled metals today are aluminum, steel, copper, nickel, platinum, gallium, gold, and silver. The most frequently-recycled metal items include beverage cans, metal food containers, electronics, automobile components, and appliances.

Recycling Metal – The Process

Each scrap metal yard has its own process, but most work in this general order:

When metal is collected for recycling, it must be sorted by type before processing can begin. In some cases, larger pieces are cut into smaller components for ease of processing. They are also inspected for any radiation.

The metal is then cleaned and exposed to high temperatures in a furnace to create a molten metal solution, which is then tested for purity. Additional metals or gases can be added to change the purity of the metal solution or create alloys for manufacturing purposes. 

After purification, the metal is transported to cooling chambers to solidify for transport.

The molten metal is then poured out of the furnace. Metal may be formed into ingots, rods, billets, or slabs, depending upon its intended purpose. Alternatively, metals may be pulverized into a powder or transported in liquid form to a manufacturing facility, where they are used to create new components and products.

Recycled Metal In Daily Life

Recycled metal is very apparent in everyday life. It is very rare that you utilize metal that has not been recycled. Here are a few things we use that are composed of recycled metals: 


  • Automobiles
  • Aircraft
  • Appliances
  • Ductwork
  • Food packaging 
  • Roofing
  • Aluminum Foil

Metal recycling is an essential element of products we use everyday and is critical to protecting the environment.

Contact Mr.Waste today to discuss any waste removal needs you may have!