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How to Rent a Dumpster - Cost & Tips for Success

Posted by davesabuilder on November 24, 2016 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (3)

Many Homeowners need a dumpster for their project and some general information can help to make this task a success.

Do you have questions on How Dumpster Rental Works


Most people have probably seen large waste containers sitting in front of homes that are being remodeled. They look almost like a large storage container and not like the typical treash dumpsters that sit behind a business.


A dumpster rental company will bring the roll off dumpster to your house and will place it on the street or in your driveway. The dumpster can be filled with scrap material and any other construction debris.  When you have filled the dumpster up or you have no more waste, simply call the dumpster rental company, and they will come and haul it to the landfill for disposal.


Best Times to Rent a Roll away Dumpster


If you are a do-it-your selfer and you are going to rip out walls, flooring, roofing, windows, siding, etc, then renting a dumpster is definetly required. The waste that you create has to be removed, and this is the most efficient method hauling it away.

Large yard projects where you are removing shrubs, trees, sod, play equipment, etc. are great candidates for a waste dumpster. 

These receptacles are perfect if you are moving out of a house and need to do some serious decluttering, furniture, bookshelves, dressers, tables, exercise equipment, carpet,  doors, rugs, are all acceptable in these waste containers. 

Residential Dumpster Rental Size and Cost


The average cost to rent a trash dumpster anywhere is around $400. Residential projects will likely need 1-2 Dumpsters, whereas big, time intensive renovations will need 2-10 roll off containers. Most dumpster rental companies are going to have several different sizes of dumpsters, and most will includc7-days of rental time. Your local companies will likely have different options for you and your particular area.


Dumpster sizes are going to vary state-to-state and company by company. A typical company is likely to have many differant sizes. The dumpsters come in the following sizes, 10-yard, 15-yard, 20-yard and 30 yard. If you discuss what you are looking to toss out with your rental company, they will usually know which size is best.


ABC's to Renting a Dumpster


Dumpsters can cause some problems if you are not prepared for its arrival.


First, make sure that your street or driveway is clear for where you want the container to go. Sitting it too far from your house can cause you to have to walk everything a long distance, which is not ideal.

Second, you might have to park far away from your house if the Dumpster is taking up your parking space.

Third, The Roll Off has a maximum weight that it can hold.  If you have heavy debris that you need to dispose of please make the Dumpster company aware of what you are hauling so they can deliver the correct waste container

Finally, Call a Local Dumpster Company that understands the area that you need the container delivered to.


Waste to Energy

Posted by davesabuilder on November 23, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)




Food is the fuel that keeps our bodies running.


But our cars?


For some, the idea isn’t so farfetched.


In fact, food, and food waste in particular, is seen as an opportunity by a growing number of corporations. An opportunity to take something that is otherwise deemed as trash and turn it into biofuel that can power vehicles.


Fiberight is one of several companies developing methods for converting food waste, plastics and other trash into fuel.


As a result, the idea of one man’s trash being another man’s treasure has taken on a new meaning.




Last July, Fiberight got the go-ahead to construct a $69 million state-of-the-art facility that will become a waste-to-energy-plant in Hampden, Maine.


The facility, which is being constructed through 2017, will turn trash – and in some cases corn stalks and wheat straw – into biofuel while recycling other materials.


Founded in 2007, Fiberight and its team focuses on “transforming municipal solid waste and other organic feedstocks into next generation renewable biofuels with cellulosic ethanol as the core product.”


Harvest PowerHarvest Power


Where others see waste, Harvest Power sees resources.


From food scraps to yard trimmings, and even fats, oils and grease, Harvest Power’s core value is to make sure all organic materials are put to their highest and best use.


With locations in Orlando, Vancouver and all across North America, the company’s vision is to “create a more sustainable future by helping communities meet the challenges at the intersection of waste, agriculture and energy in the 21st century.”


One of the ways Harvest Power does this is with clean energy. The company produces biogas – a renewable natural gas from the anaerobic digestion of organic waste – that can be used for electricity, heat and fuel for vehicles.


Sierra EnergySierra Energy


A renewable energy company in Davis, California, Sierra Energy strives to make waste gasification globally attainable and economically feasible.


Gasification is the process of converting organic waste into carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrogen.


Sierra Energy does this with the FastOx gasifier.


The FastOx gasifier, which is derived from a steel-making blast furnace, takes nearly any form of waste and transforms it into renewable energy. The gasifier is able to process municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, medical waste, construction waste and more.




As the company name hints, Plastic2Oil converts plastic waste to ultra-clean, ultra-low Sulphur fuel.


Plastic waste is one of the biggest litter issues. Plastic bags and bottles can negatively affect lands, waterways and oceans. Some cities across the country, including San Diego, have established plastic bag bans to alleviate the problem.


The Plastic2Oil process is designed to combat the issue by providing an immediate economic benefit for industry, communities and government organizations dealing with plastic waste recycling challenges.


The advantage is that for every 8.3 pounds of plastic, approximately one gallon of fuel is extracted. Along with the process, Plastic2Oil’s conversion ratio for transforming plastic waste into fuel is 86 percent.


UrbanX Renewables GroupUrbanX


Located in Long Beach, California, UrbanX Renewables Group is a renewable energy company that manufactures clean-burning biofuel from used fryer oil from restaurants and commercial kitchens.


Bruce Melgar founded the company after developing a lifelong passion for combatting waste and environmental degradation. The California Energy Commission granted UrbanX with $5 million to develop biofuel in the state. One gallon of the company’s biofuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 76 to 92 percent.


These five companies aren’t the only ones turning trash into fuel. Through scientific research and advances in technology, people are discovering more ways and new methods of turning plastic bottles and other forms of waste into energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), biodiesel production is forecast to average 102,000 barrels per day in 2017. In 2015, biodiesel production averaged 82,000 b/d and was forecast to average 99,000 in 2016.