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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.


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!

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!

Hoarding and Beginning the Clean-up Process

Imagine throwing away your most prized or valuable possession. This is the type of anxiety that a hoarder goes through on a daily basis, even when it comes to old or meaningless items and things others may view as junk. By definition, hoarding is the  compulsion to continually accumulate a variety of items that are often considered useless or worthless by others accompanied by an inability to discard the items without great distress. Hoarding can create unsanitary living conditions, not to mention the emotional strain on friends and family. Read on to learn more about the facts of hoarding and the clean-up process, including the benefits of a dumpster rental in Burlington, Mississauga, Oakville and Milton.

Dangers of Hoarding

Hoarding can be very dangerous to your health, mental state, and your home. Hoarding dangers can include: mold growth, bug infestations, structural damage, and tripping hazards. Hoarding has been known to also overwhelm the mind, cause stress, anxiety, and drain energy levels. Even minor hoarding problems can result in a diminished quality of life. A lack of functional living space is common among hoarders, who may also live in unhealthy or dangerous conditions due to improper waste disposal. Hoarders also cope with malfunctioning appliances and systems rather than allow qualified individuals into their home to fix a problem, which means they often live without heat or other necessary comforts. Social isolation, financial difficulties, and family or marital discord are also common among hoarders.

Symptoms and Behaviors

  • Inability to throw away possessions
  • Severe anxiety when attempting to discard items
  • Great difficulty categorizing or organizing possessions
  • Indecision about what to keep or where to put things
  • Distress, such as feeling overwhelmed or embarrassed by possessions
  • Suspicion of other people touching items
  • Obsessive thoughts and actions: fear of running out of an item or of needing it in the future; checking the trash for accidentally discarded objects
  • Functional impairments, including loss of living space, social isolation, family or marital discord, financial difficulties, health hazards

The Clean-Up Process

If you identify a friend or relative who may have a hoarding problem, a good idea is to act quickly to address the problem and help improve that persons’ quality of life. If your friend or relative accepts your help, rent a dumpster bin and begin the process of going through the junk. Respect your loved one’s wishes and don’t throw anything away without his permission. You will probably experience some pushback, so make sure you can extend your dumpster rental if necessary.

When is the best time to renovate?

At Mr. Waste, customer satisfaction is important to us. That’s why we’d like to suggest something that may not follow popular opinions, but surprisingly works in the world of construction, renovation and managing it all.

The popular belief is that the best time to tackle a home renovation project would be during the spring or summer, but this isn’t always the case. Depending on exactly what kind of renovation you’re planning to do, doing it during the winter can be far more beneficial for you than any other time of year.

Like any other business, prices for construction rise as the demand for work rises. Prices for demolition, junk removal, bin rental, and other parts of construction tend to go up in the summer when there are a lot of people who want those services rather than during the winter when there isn’t as much of a demand on the Southern Ontarian market. 

This is specifically because most people think that the spring and summer are the best or only time to renovate although, winter renovation can come with huge savings. Here are only a few of the reasons winter is a great time to do home renovation:

  • Timelines are more likely to be met. Because there are fewer jobs to be done, construction companies will have no excuses for not being on schedule with their work.
  • Major appliances are often on sale. Take advantage of holiday sales to upgrade your appliances at a price.
  • Contractors will negotiate in the winter. In the winter, construction companies are much more likely to give you a deal due to a decrease in demand for work.
  • Manufacture materials will be cheaper. Just as prices go down for the labour that goes into construction in the winter, prices will go down on the materials too due to decreased demand.

If you need any demolition or junk removal or bin rental services, contact us at Mr. Waste Inc. today. We work with all types of waste removal projects including residential, contracting, and industrial and provide a dependable rental service for all types of dumpsters and bins, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you need more information about how we can help you with your renovation project.

A Concise Guide to Roll Off Rental Dumpster Bins

What is a roll off dumpster bin?

A lot of dumpster bins are stationary, which means they’re meant to stay in one place. Roll off dumpsters are different, their tops are usually open and they have wheels so they can be mobilized easily, fitting for temporary jobs. The wheels on the roll off are sturdy and powerful, so they can easily be moved into place, or if you are working on multiple projects throughout a property, the bin can moved to different spots.

Who needs a roll off rental dumpster bin?

The kinds of people that would need a roll off dumpster rental in Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Milton, and the surrounding regions are homeowners, landlords looking to renovate their property, construction workers and contractors in need of junk hauling from time to time. Basically, a roll off rental dumpster bin is suitable for anybody who has a huge pile of debris or trash they’d like to get rid of all at once without breaking their back! It’s also very convenient and cost effective as opposed to getting rid of the waste yourself. You schedule to book your bin, Mr. Waste will deliver it to you, you fill it up with all the waste and debris you can, and call Mr. Waste who will promptly remove the unit from your property. No worries, no stress!

Sizes of roll off rental dumpster bins

There are many sizes available, but 6, 10, 14, 20, 30, and 40 yard roll offs are the most common. This measurement is in volume, not length. A 6 yard dumpster can hold 6 cubic yards of material, and likewise, a 40 yard one can hold 40 cubic yards. A 6 or 14 yard rental bin will work well for something small like a garage clean out or spring cleaning, but for an entire house renovation, a 20 or 30 yard dumpster would be a better fit. Each rental dumpster bin also includes back doors for easy access when you need it. 

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.

Filling your bin

These bins are sturdy, and can carry a lot, but there are limits. Keep a close eye on what you toss into your dumpster. Be sure not to toss any prohibited items into your bin. for different reasons. Batteries, Asbestos, cleaning products or harsh chemicals, motor oils are a few items that are cannot be thrown into your rental dumpster. You may also 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 can happen.  

Contact Mr. Waste today to get a quote on a roll off rental dumpster bin!

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