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How to Keep Rodents Off Your Property

Rodents love to get on your property, inside your garbage bins, and inside your home for two main reasons: they are searching for shelter and they are hunting for sources of food. Rodents can be destructive and noisy, and difficult to get rid of once they make themselves at home and begin to reproduce.

Here are some effective tips from the experts at Mr. Waste for safe pest control strategies that can help keep rodents out of your garbage and off your property:

SECURE YOUR GARBAGE BINS

Rodents are obsessed with garbage. They love to eat it and they love to hide in it. Keeping your garbage cans and bins secured and inaccessible to rodents is one of the best methods of safe pest control. Food waste can be kept in a separate and even more secure compost bin. Also, your outdoor bins should be difficult to knock over. If you are renting a dumpster bin, then you should inquire about a tarp to cover the bin during the night-time.

DON’T LEAVE FOOD SITTING OUT

Any of the food that you keep in your house should always be stored in closed boxes or containers. Don’t leave dirty plates lingering in the sink, and put away all of your unfinished food as soon as you are done eating. Any disposable items used in food preparation should be disposed of in the garbage immediately after cooking.

SEAL UP ANY CRACKS AND HOLES ALONG YOUR HOME’S EXTERIOR

Mr. Waste also highly recommends that you inspect the outside of your property and the inside of your external walls for any cracks and holes that rodents could use to make their way inside. You should seal any holes you see, as a rodent will find even the smallest and most hidden cracks in their search for safe and warm shelter.

KEEP YOUR PROPERTY TRASH FREE

In addition to not leaving food sitting out inside of your home, you shouldn’t leave trash lying around your yard either. Keeping your property as trash free as possible is the only way to ensure that you are not encouraging rodents to hang around your house after passing by your property.

The experts at Mr. Waste are happy to answer any of your questions about keeping your property and your home rodent free, or to provide you with a quote on our dumpster bin rentals. Get in touch with Mr. Waste today!

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Rent a Dumpster Bin for Your Summer Clean-up

If you have renovation plans for this summer, working out the logistics on how to accomplish what you want is crucial. For example, you’ll likely face a need to dispose of a fair amount of debris. How can you get rid of it all when your regular garbage pickup doesn’t suffice? Renting a dumpster bin from Mr. Waste is often the right way to go.

Dumpster bins aren’t just for big commercial projects. The average homeowner can enjoy several benefits and derive a lot of value from using a rental dumpster bin during a summer project. So, what should you do if you’re interested in renting a dumpster to use at home? Here’s a handy guide to help you out.

Consider the type of project you’ll undertake

Before you can begin making decisions, you’ll need to think about what you will have to throw away during the project. This decision could impact the type and size of the rental dumpster bin you’ll need. For example, if you intend to begin renovating an entire room in your house, you could generate waste that encompasses everything from drywall to old timber. Choosing a dumpster that has enough volume to hold all of the waste can help prevent unnecessary delays and expenses.

Estimate how much waste your project will generate

Figuring out how much you intend to throw away ahead of time can help determine both how much dumpster space you will need and what costs will be associated with the renovation. It’s also useful for figuring out if you’ll encounter anything during your clean-up efforts that may be a hazardous and prohibited from dumping.

If you’re cleaning up outdoors, estimating the weight of the waste you’ll produce can be a helpful statistic. For big projects, though, that might not be the most cost-effective choice. It is estimated that one cubic yard of tree branches can equal more than 125 pounds. In situations like these, a volume-based solution can be the best choice. By taking the time to estimate what the waste you’ll deal with, you can determine which is the best way to proceed with your summer renovation project.

Overall, approaching the toughest parts of your summer project can become much easier after ordering a rental dumpster bin from Mr. Waste. The ability to secure both delivery and pickup of the dumpster bin you rent makes it stress-free and easy to manage. When you’ve settled on your project and you’ve ironed out the details, contact Mr. Waste to choose the rental dumpster bin right for your project.

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Waste Management Tips for Outdoor Events This Summer

With the summer season fast approaching, most people are excited to get outside and enjoy the warm weather at the many outdoor events held throughout the summer in the GTA. Whether it’s a food, music, fashion or street festival, there’s nothing like hosting an enjoyable event outdoors that brings people together.

But when the music is turned off, the dancing comes to an end, and the food is all gone, the next major task is clean-up and waste disposal to restore the grounds to their original state. In most scenarios, it’s impossible to keep track of where guests toss out every single piece of trash, therefore its best to implement an effective waste management system for outdoor events. Here are some tips from Mr. Waste to help you manage waste at your outdoor event this summer in Hamilton and the GTA.

Monitor and Control the Items Entering the Venue

One of the most effective ways to minimize waste is to limit what people can bring into the venue. This provides you with a head start in your waste management initiative by creating significantly less trash to dispose of after the event. Additionally, this also protects guests from consuming beverages from unknown sources, thus restricting them to refreshments provided at the event, which you can screen and monitor.

Sort and Organize the Waste

One of the most effective ways to speed up waste disposal after an outdoor event is to implement waste segregation. While you can’t count on every single guest to throw their trash in the appropriate bins, setting up separate bins for food waste, recyclables, and non-recyclables will make it a tad easier to dispose of all the garbage after the event, as most of the similar waste materials will already be grouped together. To encourage waste segregation early on, it also helps to staff designated waste disposal areas, so attendants can direct guests to the right trash bin when disposing of their waste.

Rent a Dumpster Bin from Mr. Waste

With weather conditions, venue set-up, and event security to consider, outdoor events are already almost twice as much stressful and tedious compared to typical indoor events, and you shouldn’t have to add waste disposal on top of that.

Whether you require bin rentals, waste disposal, recycling or just need advice, Mr. Waste is at your service. Waste does not have to be complex and difficult, our experts can guide you through any process easier, saving you time and money. Contact us today to learn more!

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COMMERCIAL WASTE DISPOSAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

Whether you are an office complex, hotel, store, restaurant, or institutional building, you know that you generate your fair share of waste every day. If you are looking for more economically efficient and eco-friendly ways to reduce and manage waste, then you need a waste reduction/prevention program in place for your commercial business.

If you’re a business in Burlington, Milton, Oakville, or Mississauga, the task of reducing waste and keeping your commercial property clean is easy when you team up with Mr. Waste.

Developing a Waste Program for Your Business
There are many beneficial reasons for establishing an efficient waste disposal plan for your business including; clean recycling, eliminating health hazards, and saving money.

When developing your waste management plan, here is what your business needs to consider:

1. Recycling: A recycling program helps your business reduce waste and remove excess materials from the property all at once. You can purchase a recycling bin(s) from a disposal service so that you can dispose of everything from plastics to office paper to boxboards. Recycling will dramatically reduce the amounts of general waste your property disposes of on a daily basis.

2. Establish a Waste Prevention Program: When you find your business is producing excess waste and it’s becoming a headache, then it is time to develop a waste prevention program. Your program requires three components to be effective: reduce, reuse, donate. Identify what products your company can reuse in some way, and reduce waste generated by changing how you manufacture, produce, or even package your company’s products. Implement recycling rules that are mandatory for all staff to ensure this program is successful.

3. Get a Dumpster: One of the best ways to manage waste is to have Mr. Waste deliver a commercial rental dumpster bin, and pick it up once it’s full. You can rent everything from heavy-duty to front-load dumpsters, from 6 yards to 18 yards long, to position at your facility and schedule private pickups at your convenience.

The Benefits of Commercial Waste Disposal in the GTA 
When you hire Mr. Waste for your commercial waste disposal services, you will enjoy numerous benefits, including:

  • Increasing recycling efforts saves you disposal costs and improves your company’s bottom line.
  • Managing your waste more effectively enhances your sustainability and improves your company’s image with the public.
  • When you manage waste, you also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve resources by recycling products that would otherwise be disposed of in a landfill.
  • Tracking waste for your company helps you monitor the progress of your waste disposal program, and identifies where your waste management could continue to improve.

For your company’s waste management plan, contact Mr. Waste in the GTA. Our company offers the dumpster rental bins and the services you need to manage commercial waste more efficiently.

Rent a Mr. Waste Dumpster Bin for Spring Cleaning

As the Spring time nears, you’re probably in need for a rental dumpster bin from Mr. Waste, and you may not even realize it! The warm spring weather means it’s time to inspect your attic, garage, basement or any other storage areas, looking around to identify all the junk you have accumulated over the course of the winter season. When were you planning on getting rid of it?  There’s no better day than today!  But just the thought of going through all that stuff can be overwhelming, so here are some tips from Mr. Waste for junk pick up and cleaning out your storage areas in and around your property.

 

  • In order to be as efficient and organized as possible, start from one end of the area or space your cleaning and keep track of everything you have already gone through. This way, if you need to take a break or attend to something else, you can easily come back and continue cleaning from where you left off.
  • Create different piles – one for things you plan on getting rid of, another for things you plan on keeping, and a third pile for things that you are unsure about keeping or getting rid of. At the end of the process, you will be able to analyze how much space you’ll have and can then decide which of these items to keep.
  • Take out ay large items you plan on getting rid of immediately at the beginning of the cleaning process. This way you’ll have space to move things around and you can better envision how you want the area to be at the end.
  • Use boxes and labels to organize and sort your items

 

What You Can Put in Your Rental Dumpster Bin from Mr. Waste

In your rental dumpster bin from Mr. Waste you can put old furniture, old toys, lumber, metal, plastic and other types of debris. If you’re unsure just give us a call and we’ll confirm that item is on our allowable disposal list.

Mr. Waste offers rental dumpster bins in Hamilton and the Greater Hamilton Area including Hamilton, Burlington, Milton, Ancaster, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Brantford, Flamborough, and Waterdown. When it’s time to do your spring cleaning, you can count on Mr. Waste to arrive on time as planned, pick up your items, and haul them away at very affordable rates. Contact us today to get started!

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Choosing a Residential Friendly Dumpster Rental Bin

Hiring disposal bins is a common practice amongst construction and industrial companies. On the other hand, homeowners, are not usually experienced with the process of renting dumpster bins, and often make mistakes that can cost them greatly. If you are planning to renovate or extend your home, or are if you’re planning an event or party at home, then you need to know how to choose a disposal dumpster bin rental that is residential-friendly.

Mr. Waste provides bin rental services in Hamilton and the Greater Hamilton area in Southern Ontario, and offers 6 yard to 14 yard size rental bins, perfect for your residential cleanup.

The first step to finding the appropriate dumpster bin rental service is to look for a company that offers custom packages for waste management in residential areas, like us here at Mr. Waste. We offer mini to small-sized dumpsters instead of the large roll-off dumpster bins that are used for clearing industrial debris. Usually, a dumpster bin that is 12 feet in length, or smaller, should be enough to clear garbage or rubbish at home.

Besides the size of the bin, the services offered by the bin rental company should also be considered before you make a choice. Mr. Waste takes care of everything from pickup and drop off of the rental dumpster bin, which includes getting the disposal bin to the location and loading it with the debris, to disposing the debris in a safe manner, so as to cause no inconvenience to the other people residing in the area and also to prevent spillage, which can harm the environment.

Last, but not least, homeowners should consider the costs involved with renting a dumpster bin. Mr. Waste’s residential dumpster bin rental services are tailored to meet the waste management requirements in residential areas and are affordable for homeowners. Contact us today to learn more.

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How to Eliminate Odours from Your Rental Dumpster Bin

DON’T WORRY! It is normal for the mixture of garbage you put in your dumpster bin to go foul and create an intolerable smell for you and for your neighbors. Although trash is normally smelly, there are a couple of ways you can minimize the odour from your rental dumpster bin by following these tips from Mr. Waste.

 

Use Proper Trash Disposal Methods

The first thing you need to do if you want to reduce the awful smell from your rental dumpster bin is to segregate the garbage. It is not a good idea to bundle up all the household waste into one dumpster bin because the different odours will blend into one highly unpleasant smell that will be hard to get rid of. There are four groups into which you can divide your trash, which would require you to have four mini bins or dividers within your rental dumpster bin.

 

  • Waste paper products: these include dry paper materials like old files and cardboard, product packaging and office paper, which can be shredded and then taken to the recycle center.
  • Non-biodegradable recyclable waste: these include items like plastic bottles, aluminum cans and other non-biodegradable items that can be put together and sent to recycling facilities.
  • Biodegradable waste: kitchen waste like leftover food, vegetable peelings and rotting food must always be disposed separately. It would be nice if you could turn them into a compost for your garden (try first). If not and you must dispose of them, however, be sure to drain out any liquid (as much as you can), put them into a container that has a seal (like a plastic grocery bag) and then dump them as soon as you can into the rental dumpster bin.
  • Garbage: you can put anything else here and deposit them in the rental dumpster bin.

Immediately after emptying the rental dumpster bin, clean it out thoroughly to remove any odours and to prevent a buildup of nasty odours.

 

Make Use of Odour Absorbers

Some common household supplies are effective at absorbing the odours from your rental dumpster bin. These include:

  • Cat litter: sprinkle some cat litter inside your dumpster bins to absorb liquid and odours.
  • Baking soda: scatter some baking soda inside the garbage bags and into the odourful the dumpster bin.
  • Charcoal: this helps filter the odours when you add it to the dumpster bins.
  • Dry coffee grounds: make sure the coffee grounds are well dried and add them to the bottom of the rental dumpster bin.
  • Baking soda with vinegar and lemon juice: this mixture can be used to scrub down trash cans and rental dumpster bins between take outs.

 

Mask the Smell with a Stronger Odour

Things you can use to mask the odour of stinky trash dumpster bins include vanilla extract, citrus peels, tea leaves and coffee grounds. It helps to leave them in the bin overnight. This absorbs and overshadows the bad odour from the trash.

Using any of these tips, or combining them all, will guarantee that odours from your rental dumpster bin are greatly reduced or completely eliminated. If your in need of a rental dumpster bin then don’t hesitate to Contact Mr. Waste today to learn more!

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Renting a Dumpster Bin? Don’t Forget to Protect your Driveway

If you plan on remodeling your home or doing some landscape work, a dumpster bin rental provides the most efficient solution for disposing all the waste safely and effectively. However, the problem is that people often forget that these dumpsters are large metal objects that need to be handled properly to avoid ruining your landscape. As hard as your concrete or asphalt driveway may be, it will likely suffer damage if you place the dumpster bin rental directly on it. Follow these useful tips from Mr. Waste to ensure your driveway remains protected.

 

Place Plywood or Boards Over the Driveway

Consider placing down some pieces of wood or plywood on the surface of the driveway where the dumpster bin will be positioned, as well as anywhere the delivery truck or other heavy equipment will be operating. This will prevent parts of the dumpster and the construction equipment from sinking into the ground and leaving stains, unwanted grooves, and compacted zones.

 

Don’t Overfill the Bin

You’d be surprised at how fast construction and landscaping waste can fill the dumpster bin and weigh down. If you continue to add more debris passed the bin’s limits and without considering the weight, it can lead to damaging your driveway or landscape. You can avoid this by knowing the weight limitations of your dumpster bin rental and sticking to the filling recommendations. Don’t be stressed if you need to schedule additional pick-ups, remember that they will likely be cheaper and more convenient than repairing a damaged driveway later.

 

Distribute the Weight Evenly

For those choosing to use roller dumpster bins, its important to know that most of the weight will be concentrated on the wheels. This is not a concern if you are working on a quick project, but if you intend for the dumpster to remain on the site for an extended period of time, especially in hot weather, then it’s likely to create imprints or dents on the asphalt. Therefore, we recommend placing wide boards beneath the wheels in order to distribute the weight over a larger area and minimize compact.

 

Be Aware of Leaks

Liquid wastes or food waste leave you with the risk of leakage, which can stain the driveway. It’s important to inspect the dumpster bin carefully prior to rental for any points of weakness such as rust, corrosion, or gaps, and request a dumpster replacement if you are not satisfied with what you see. Alternatively, you could place a tarp beneath the dumpster placement. Remember, even if you have no waste liquids, some materials can still seep and leave stains if it rains.

If you have a job at hand, contact Mr. Waste today to rent a dumpster bin and get it done effectively and efficiently. We will assist you with choosing the right dumpster bin and by making recommendations based on your project in order to help reduce the chances of driveway damage.

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5 Benefits of Bin Rentals

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When it comes to getting rid of unwanted waste from your home or business, such as construction clutter following a roofing project or new business development, it’s always ideal to rent a dumpster bin to ensure an efficient and safe clean up of the work site. Renting a dumpster tends to be less costly and more flexible than hiring a junk removal service or attempting to remove the waste in a traditional manner. Below we cover 5 benefits you’ll experience by renting a dumpster for your next construction or renovation project:

 

  1. Flexibility & Versatility
    As opposed to hiring a junk removal service, who wants to do everything in one day, you can rent a dumpster for any duration you please (ex. one week). This gives you the flexibility you need to work carefully and comfortably without stress or feeling rushed. Secondly, you’ll have a wide range of dumpster types and sizes to choose from, ensuring the waste on your work site can be properly disposed of without issue. There are various dumpsters you can request for special disposals such as liquid waste, septic tanks, and portable restrooms.
  2. A Safer Work Site
    By utilizing a rental bin at your work site, you are ensuring the safety of your workers by keeping the construction site clean and clear. By having a rental bin, you avoid dealing with random piles of garbage and debris that can be a safety hazard for workers and anyone walking/driving through the area. Having a dumpster will dramatically decrease the likelihood of any accidents, injuries, lawsuits, and many other dangers.
  3. Environmentally Efficient
    Proper waste disposal is definitely beneficial to the environment. When more waste is picked up and disposed of at a single time, it reduces the CO2 emissions from dump vehicles coming in and out of your work site. Furthermore, by disposing garbage directly into the rental bin, you reduce the risk of having any of the waste or debris leech into the soil and groundwater in the area.
  4. A More Efficient Work Site
    By renting a dumpster for your work site, you’ve designated a spot to dispose waste, which everyone working is aware of. This eliminates any work or effort needed to pile up garbage or remove it, allowing your workers to focus their time and energy on the actual project at hand. This will also decrease costs and increase profits since workers can safely and efficiently work and move through the site.
  5. Peace of Mind
    Knowing you have a designated dumpster for all the waste and debris on your work site keeps you stress free and able to focus on the project at hand. A rental bin also dramatically reduces any chances of accidents or injuries. Finally, when you rent a bin from a professional disposal company, you can rest assured that your waste will be disposed of in accordance with the law and any regulations.

Renting a dumpster bin to rid your work site of garbage, debris, or any other waste can be crucial to ensuring your project is completed without any safety hazards, accident, or injuries. It is also beneficial to increase profits and decrease cost. Call Mr. Waste today to learn about our options for you!

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September: Fall Cleanup

Fall Cleanup

Everyone is doing it. Neighbours, coworkers, animals, even the trees. Fall is a transitional time of year.

What did you think we were talking about?

It feels as though all aspects of life in Canada are bracing themselves for cooler temperatures, less sunlight, to-do lists for indoor projects, and of course fall cleanup!

Looking out your window at your deck are you thinking ‘Well, I think that’s the last summer we’ll get out of that patio furniture,’ or ‘What are we going to do about all those leaves that are bound to fall and cover the ground?’ … Continue reading

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