Dumpster Rentals For Your 2017 Fall Home Maintenance

September 21st, 2017 by rosario

As summer comes to an end and fall begins to take shape, especially in the Northeast, it is a popular time for homeowners to take on home remodeling and maintenance projects. Cooler weather is the perfect time for you to tackle these projects that you may have forgot to do or pushed off during the summer. Whether it’s an exterior project or an interior project, you will need a dumpster rental for all of your waste. Below we talk about the most common fall remodeling and fall maintenance projects for which you will need a dumpster.

Roof Repair and Patching

The weather in the summer, including high heat, severe winds and thunderstorms, can do a number to the roof of your home. Due to this, it can cause concern for your roof and attic, and may require some roof repair and/or patching. You need to address these problems in the fall because if you don’t, fall and winter weather can cause serious damage to your roof and home. Make sure that when you repair and patch your roof that you are renting the proper dumpster size for your project.

Clean Out Your Gutters

It is important to make sure your gutters and downspouts are completely clean before the fall weather begins. Leaves and rainy fall weather can clog them easily if they are not completely clean before the fall. You don’t want your gutters or downspouts to be clogged because it can cause serious damage to your home. This is a project you should do in conjunction with repairing your roof, so it also will require the same dumpster for your project.

Door and Window Remodeling

A dumpster is definitely required when it comes to any home remodeling project, especially to the exterior of your home. For the fall and winter seasons, you may want to consider upgrading your windows and doors. If you decide to change your windows, consider double-paned windows because they are energy-efficient and can withstand colder temperatures.

Siding Replacement Project

The siding on your home can take a beating throughout the year, especially during the thunderstorm-heavy summer season. You should consider replacing your siding in the fall, so that it is in top shape before a brutal winter hits. Making sure the exterior of your home is in good condition for the colder fall and winter seasons is extremely important for the safety of your home.

Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling

Contrary to popular belief, fall also is a great time for interior home remodeling, especially to rooms like your kitchen and your bathroom. Fall is the last season of the year in which you can really get some home remodeling done. Both of these remodeling projects also will require a dumpster rental. The nature of your project will determine which dumpster size to choose.

Deck Repairs

Lastly, the final fall renovation project that’ll require a dumpster is making repairs and changes to your outdoor deck. Whether you need a new deck, make changes to it, repair it or completely re-stain it, you should get a dumpster for your project. This is a smart move to make in the fall, so that your deck is completely repaired for next spring and summer.

Dumpster Rentals in New Jersey

If you are interested in completing one of the many fall maintenance or home improvements in the fall of 2017, it will require you to rent a dumpster. In New Jersey, no company offers better dumpster rental services than Cali Carting in Kearny. Not only do we offer dumpster rentals of all sizes, we also offer services for municipalities and trash compactors. Contact us today to get started on your fall home improvement project.

3 Ways to Dispose of Renovation Waste

August 30th, 2017 by rosario

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Renovations can be a hassle. Not only do you have to think about the design and materials needed, but you also probably have to adjust to a new sense of living while construction is happening. The last thing you want to worry about is how to dispose of the leftover material or furniture from the renovation. Here are a few ways you can get rid of all the scrap from your renovation project and begin to enjoy your renovated space clear of debris.

1. Donate Your Renovation Waste

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. That creaky chair in the kitchen might be someone else’s blessing. That old table with the chips in it could be the exact rustic look your neighbor is going for. There is no telling what your old materials could mean to someone else after you complete your renovation.

If the items you are looking to get rid of are still in good condition then there are plenty of drop-off centers to choose from. Check out your local area for organizations and the rules regarding the donation process.

It is important to remember as your renovation progresses that keeping these old items in good condition could be essential to the ability to donate them. So, make sure as things are moved and replaced that you are cautious on how they are handled.

2. Dispose Renovation Waste Yourself

Sometimes things only get done right if you do it yourself. Not to mention you could save a bunch of money doing it this way. All you have to do is find out where the nearest landfill is and take your waste there. But be aware that you can’t just dump everything in one place, landfills usually have certain sections for specific items.

It is important that everything is sorted ahead of time. Large pieces of furniture and scrap are usually in the same area and smaller debris tend to be placed sporadically in other areas. Just contact the landfill to get the information on the rules and regulations. A large truck will also be needed to cart over all your waste. If this seems like too much work, check option three!

3. Leave it to the Professionals

The most important thing to do when dealing with a waste removal company is to be completely clear on everything you want gone so that nothing gets left behind. That may seem like an obvious notion but it is easy to forget certain things and it happens more often than you might think.

You could go with your local dumpster service but sometimes it pays to go with a company that specializes in waste removal. While you can use your usual service they will usually charge you a fat fee for the larger bulk whereas you can get a better deal with a specialized service. In either case, give the company a call and let them know how much waste you have and what specific parcels need to be disposed of.

Renting roll-off trash bins is also a popular thing to do. Usually around 10-40 yards, these massive containers can hold a large amount of renovation waste. These bins are very large so check to make sure your property can contain it before you rent one. If your property isn’t big enough you can always contact your town/city and ask for a permit to put the trash bin in the street while you load the waste.

Renovation Waste Removal in New Jersey

If you are from the New Jersey area then your best bet is to give Cali Carting a call at (201) 991-5400. We have been offering waste and recycling services for over 30 years throughout New Jersey. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

How Concrete Disposal is Environmentally Friendly

July 20th, 2017 by rosario

Most concrete waste that is generated nationwide comes from either construction projects, lawn maintenance or any kind of home remodeling. Since concrete can add up very easily, it can become difficult to dispose of the concrete properly. Concrete commonly needs to be recycled from construction sites. Below we give examples of different situations in which concrete can be disposed of in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner for your community.

Concrete Recycling for Landscaping

Any type of waste, including concrete, which is properly disposed and no longer wanted could be reused for other projects for which concrete is needed. One of the environmental benefits to concrete disposal is that it can be used for a wide variety of landscaping projects. The recycled concrete can be used for projects such as water fountains, benches, sidewalks and terraces. It also can be used for homeowner projects, which makes it more cost effective for the homeowner. One thing about recycled concrete materials that gets overlooked is that in whichever project you use it, it still will look just as aesthetically pleasing as the original concrete.

Road Construction and Repair

Recycled construction waste, specifically concrete disposal, can help with the construction and repair of roads and all infrastructure. After you properly dispose of concrete, the concrete slabs are broken down into smaller pieces and are used to pave roads. Another way that recycled concrete can be used is to be broken down and used as sub-base or base-level gravel. The biggest benefit of concrete disposal for people in the road construction and repair industry is the immense project costs they can make by using recycled concrete.

Soil Erosion

It may not be the first thing you think that concrete disposal would help with, but it is true that recycling concrete can help prevent soil erosion. At a typical construction site, there is waste, such as metal-based wires, that can help make wire cages to help stop soil erosion. Concrete and gravel that are recycled are used to fill those wired cages to help prevent soil erosion. The purpose of these structures is to prevent soil degradation by way of runoff water or surface water, which both are major causes of soil erosion.

Riprap Revetments

Another way that proper concrete disposal is environmentally friendly is use for riprap revetments. Large pieces of recycled concrete can be broken down to add to riprap revetments. A riprap revetment is a flexible channel that is made up of rock and concrete, and provides protection from erosion. These are commonly found along shores, rivers and streams to help prevent erosion and serve as embankments. It is an important environmental benefit to concrete disposal because it maintains our rivers and streams in a natural way.

Concrete Disposal in New Jersey

Whether you’re working on a residential project or a commercial project, if concrete is involved it will need to be disposed of properly. One of the easiest and most eco-friendly ways to dispose of concrete is to use a roll-off dumpster that is the correct size for your project. In New Jersey, there is no one better at dumpster rental services than Cali Carting in Kearny. We can help you dispose of concrete and any other recyclable material that is involved in your project. We also can accommodate your project with any recycling and garbage disposal services, such as trash compactors. To learn more about Cali Carting and what we have to offer, please feel free to contact us today at our Kearny, New Jersey location.

Slow Down to Get Around Program

June 26th, 2017 by rosario

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There has recently been legislation signed into law to help protect New Jersey’s sanitation workers. This bill is in response to a 2013 motor vehicle death of Freehold resident Michael Massey, while working as a sanitation worker. Sanitation work can be a dangerous environment because you are constantly competing for space on the road so that you can effectively do your job. The law will require all motorists to make a lane change or reduce their speed in the presence of a sanitation vehicle, so that similar incidents will never happen again. It is an extremely dangerous situation when motorists aren’t paying attention to sanitation workers getting on and off a truck.

What is Slow Down to Get Around?

Almost everyone has been in a situation where you are stuck behind a garbage truck and you’re in a hurry to get somewhere. Most of you have also in that situation got angry and impatient with the sanitation workers in front of you. You try to pull around the garbage truck quickly and when you do so, you are endangering not only the workers, but also yourself. There is a good chance you could hit or clip the garbage collector who is emptying a cart or walking back to the truck. What you need to keep in mind that the garbage collector is just doing his or her job and is someone’s spouse, someone’s friend and someone’s sibling. It is not worth risking someone’s life to get to where you need to go a few minutes earlier.

How to Help Sanitation Workers

Mostly every person is taught and knows how to slow down and wait for school buses, drive slowly in construction zones, and move over for emergency vehicles. It is ironic how everyone knows how to do this, but they are not taught or don’t know how to do so for garbage trucks. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the solid waste industry are now making efforts to educate all drivers to help prevent accidents, injuries and deaths in garbage collectors. Below are some simple ways to help NOISH in their efforts to prevent any future accidents:

·      Slow Down Your Car

When an approaching garbage truck is making its rounds, you should slow down your vehicle. You should even stop if it is necessary to allow the workers to do their jobs. The more cautious you are with your speed around garbage trucks the safer the situation will be.

·      Keep a Look Out For Workers

Before you think about passing the garbage truck, you need to look all around for workers to locate them. Before you can slowly move around the truck you need to keep an eye out for workers.

·      Check For Opposite Traffic

There is always a possibility of traffic coming from the opposite direction when you are trying to pass around a garbage truck. Before you go around you should slowly check that no one would be coming the other way so that no accident is caused.

·      Do Not Distract Yourself

When you are driving near a garbage truck, you should not do anything distracting. You should not text, talk on the phone, change your GPS or change the radio station while you are passing by the truck, or driving in general for that matter.

Garbage Collection in New Jersey

In New Jersey, there has been legislation passed to help protect sanitation workers from here on out. If you are looking for garbage collection or dumpster services in New Jersey, look no further than Cali Carting in Kearny, New Jersey. To learn more about us, contact us today.

How to Properly Recycle Metal

May 30th, 2017 by rosario

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Metal is one of the most common materials used today. It is utilized to make everything from aluminum foil to clothes hangers, to even bigger applications in construction. The one thing about metal is that it can all be recycled one way or another. There are multiple curbside recycling programs for certain metals, usually smaller kinds, and larger kinds of metals should be properly recycled at a local drop-off center. You can also rent a dumpster if you plan on a project that requires recycling metal. Below we tell you everything you need to know about properly recycling metal.

Scrap Metal Recycling

Most scrap yards nationwide will accept metals such as copper, steel, aluminum, brass, iron and all wires. There is a chance however that the scrap yard nearby may be accepting more types of metals than just that. In addition, you may be compensated with cash payouts for your scrap metals that you recycle. To find out any of this information, call your local scrap yard to find out which kinds of scrap metals they do accept.

Identify Your Type of Metal

The first thing you need to do before you consider recycling scrap metal is to identify the specific type of metal you have. A simple and cost efficient way to determine the type of metal you have is to use a magnet on your metal. A ferrous type of metal will stick to the magnet and a non-ferrous metal doesn’t stick to the magnet. Ferrous metals include steel and iron, and nonferrous metals include copper, aluminum, brass, steel or bronze. Nonferrous metals are more valuable to recycle and can be worth more money at scrap yards.

The Worth of Different Metals

Cash payouts that you will receive may differ from different local scrap yards but there is a general estimate for how much each type of metal is worth. If you call the scrap yard ahead of time, you will likely be able to find out exactly what they are offering to pay you to resell your scrap metals.

Quantity of Metals

It doesn’t matter the amount or quantity of scrap metal you have when you bring it to the scrap yard because they will accept any amount. But, the amount of metal that you bring to recycle will determine your payout because it is all dependent on the weight. They will still recycle your scrap metals if you only bring a little bit, but you will not receive much money for your contribution. If you want to make a lot of money for your scrap metal, you should save them up until you have a good amount of weight that you can bring to the scrap yard.

Odd Scrap Metal Recycling Requests

A common concern with scrap metal recycling has to do with older metal wire hangers and where or how people recycle them. The truth is that there is a possibility that your local dry cleaner will accept them for you and reuse them. It is also possible that your curbside recycling program will accept wire hangers. You should check your curbside recycling program because not all do offer the option of recycling hangers.

New Jersey Dumpster and Recycling Services

Whether you choose to use your local route services, trash compactors, or dumpsters to recycle your scrap metals, you should know how to properly dispose of it. At Cali Carting in Kearny, New Jersey, we can help you with all of your recycling needs. Our roll-off dumpster containers can help you recycle not only scrap metal but also a multitude of other recyclables. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you recycle your scrap metal properly.

5 Reasons Your Business Needs a Trash Compactor

May 11th, 2017 by rosario

 

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Surprising Benefits for Your Business  

When you think of ways to improve a business, a commercial trash compactor is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. However, these ingenious trash-disposal machines prove to be an easy, beneficial way to advance your business, providing a wide range of rewards after the installation is complete. Dumpster rental companies are known to provide a decent amount of trash compactor sizes and services, and can even deliver and set them up at your business’ location. Here are five reasons your business definitely needs a trash compactor as soon as possible:

1. It helps the environment.

A business is only as good as the environment it is in. And with more and more companies going green by implementing initiatives specifically to avoid harming the environment – whether it’s using less paper or reducing energy consumption – this mindset is more common now than ever before. Trash compactors are an easy way to go green because they allow businesses to effectively manage the amount of garbage that would otherwise accumulate inside or outside the company’s building. When you keep the air and land clean, it benefits the environment. Customers will take notice and applaud those efforts.

2. It saves you precious money and time.  

If your business does not have a trash compactor, getting rid of garbage at the end of each day – or week – is likely a dreaded experience. A business owner may choose to get rid of garbage by having a separate company collect the garbage with its truck, which can prove to be a costly service, depending on how frequently the company must come to get it. Conversely, an establishment can just dispose of its own garbage by making trips to the local landfill and recycling center to get rid of it. The latter is an extremely time-consuming process and proves to be a burden on finances as well since transportation costs add up quicker than you’d expect. A trash compactor will save you time and money since it reduces the number of trips you would need to take to the dump or the number of times someone else would need to come to pick it up for you.

3. It allows for more space.

Employees of companies that generate a large amount of waste and recyclable materials know just how much space all of that stuff takes up at their business’ location. This space certainly could be used for other, more practical storage needs. Not to mention, the accumulated amounts of waste become an eyesore for owners, employees and customers alike, negatively impacting the image of a business and ambiance of an office. When you use a trash compactor at your business, it crushes the waste you generate into much smaller, more manageable pieces, saving you an incredible amount of space – all while tucking it away in the machine so that it cannot be seen.

4. It gives you more control.

Believe it or not, trash compactors do, in fact, give business owners and managers more control. When you have an external dumpster to dispose of all your waste and recyclable materials, there are plenty of outside interferences that can take place, all of which are out of your hands. These include, but are not limited to, problems with employee safety, petty theft among employees and unwanted use of the dumpster by people who pass by your establishment. Additionally, dumpsters can lead to spillage, attracting disturbing odors and varmints. Purchasing a trash compactor eliminates all of these stressful risks, putting the full control in your hands. And since it safely contains and crushes the trash, it lessens the chance of any spilling out.

5. It can be customizable based on your business’ needs.

Sure, dumpsters come in a wide variety of sizes. But trash compactors are truly unique forms of waste and recyclable disposal that can be customized to suit your business extremely well. Trash compactors can either be customized self-contained units or stationary compactors. Closed-container units also are available, and each one comes in a different cubic-yard size, depending on how much – or how little – waste you have. Trash compactors also can be used inside or outside, and be used for various applications.

Trash Compactor Service in New Jersey

A trash compactor is a great way to improve your business. It can give you an ample amount of benefits, from saving money to helping the environment. If your business is in New Jersey or within the areas that surround it, there is no better company from which to purchase a trash compactor than Cali Carting Inc. Located in Kearny, New Jersey, we provide trash-compactor installation with quality products and customer service. Contact our office by calling 201-991-5400, or email us with any questions at info@calicarting.com.


 

How to Motivate Yourself For Spring Cleaning

May 11th, 2017 by rosario

 

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When the weather starts getting warmer and the snow starts to melt, flowers blossom and you realize that spring is here. You also may notice when spring arrives that your home needs a cleaning from top to bottom. There are times when spring-cleaning your home seems like a daunting and exhausting task, so you put it off. If you are one of these people, below are ways you can motivate yourself to finally get that spring cleaning done.

Plan Yourself a Party

This will be helpful for a few reasons to help motivate you to get started on your spring cleaning. First, if you set a date for a party you’re obviously going to have to clean for said party. If you’re already cleaning for your party, you might as well do a full spring cleaning before the party. This will motivate you to get it done before people come to your home, and do it in a timely and organized pattern. When done, you then can enjoy your party in a fully cleaned home.

Host Your Own Garage Sale

A garage sale is another easy and simple way you can motivate yourself to get into the spring-cleaning mindset for your home. Once you set the date of the garage sale, it will require you to go through all of the stuff in your home, and decipher what can go and what can stay. This deliberation process is the perfect opportunity to clean your home and organize it for the springtime. Some items you can put up for sale. Other items you can throw out. Then there are items you can reorganize. It will shock you how much you can de-clutter your home in time for spring through a garage sale.

Purchase New Furniture

If there ever was a time to upgrade the furniture in your home, it should be before spring-cleaning your home. An upgrade in furniture will require you to fully clean your rooms before the new furniture arrives in it. You can deep clean the carpet, the walls and everything else in the room. New furniture also can help you reorganize your room how you’ve always dreamed of doing it.

Reward Yourself With a Trip

It is basic human nature that if there is a reward you want in exchange for labor, you are more likely to do it. When it comes to spring cleaning your home, you can use rewards to motivate yourself to get started on the cleaning. A reward that you can give yourself is either a vacation or even a staycation. If you tell yourself and/or family that you can go on a trip as long as you get your cleaning done by a certain date, it will serve as a motivator to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Invite Guests For the Weekend

Whether it is family or friends, if you invite people to stay at your home for an extended period of time, you are going to be more motivated to clean your home. When you know that family and friends are only a month or so away from spending time at your home, you obviously want to impress and accommodate them with a clean home.

Rent a Dumpster in New Jersey

Another way to motivate yourself to spring clean your home is to rent a dumpster, so that you have a place to throw all of the trash from your home. In New Jersey, no one offers better dumpster rental services than Cali Carting in Kearny. To learn more about our services or dumpster sizes we offer for your spring-cleaning projects, contact us today.

Landfills to Convert Emissions into Electricity

May 11th, 2017 by rosario

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The EPA Recruits Landfills to Avoid Climate Change

Climate change seems to be one of the many hot topics these days, especially from the perspective of the United States Environmental Protection Agency – better known as the EPA – which works tirelessly, day in and day out, to avoid the issue from getting any worse. As the EPA encourages the government, people in power and the average citizen of this country to become increasingly aware of this serious issue, it recently has turned to America’s landfills and waste removal professionals to help keep the future of our planet safe. The EPA’s guidelines will turn our trash into a newfound source of energy, and actually contribute to getting rid of climate change altogether.

Climate Change: What It Is

It’s exactly as it sounds: Climate change is the rapid modification of our earth’s climate that we never expected to happen so fast, resulting in disruptive impacts to the climate patterns that mold our natural ecosystems. This harmful change has come from levels of rising carbon dioxide, and other gases that trap heat, that have passed through the atmosphere. These gases have warmed the earth, caused sea levels to rise, melted snow and ice, have brought on more extreme fires and droughts, and caused even more extreme storms, floods and rainfall. As predicted by environmental professionals and scientists, these negative impacts brought on by climate change are only going to continue – and in some instances, get even worse – if we don’t do something to stop it. Without the proper help, our health, forests, freshwater supplies and other natural resources are going to become truly damaged, and diminish our lives – and planet – as we know it.

Latest EPA Guidelines

In July 2016, the EPA officially released a newly revised set of guidelines, with the intention to improve climate mitigation strategies and efforts. These guidelines brought in landfills throughout the country as another party into the mix, primarily because large areas of waste disposal emit a serious amount of carbon dioxide, methane and other toxins, known as landfill gas. Unfortunately, nearly 20 percent of methane emissions – derived from humans – come from our landfills, so it was long overdue for the EPA to step in and start buckling down on the waste disposal areas.

How Landfills Are Helping  

Under these new EPA guidelines, landfill owners are now responsible for deriving their own mechanisms to prevent carbon dioxide, methane and other toxic gases from being released into the air around us. The EPA is making this possible by putting a new threshold in place, which is currently set at 34 megagrams per year of non-methane organic compounds (NMOCs). Ultimately, the EPA hopes to see a reduction of about 290,000 metric tons of methane a year by 2025, which is about 7.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Landfill Gas is Converted into Energy  

As the idea behind the EPA’s guideline details, landfill gas can actually be captured and converted into a legitimate energy source – a brilliant solution to the climate change issues brought on by the smog and harmful toxins that landfills emit. Using a variety of wells and a blower/flare system, the landfill gas is extracted from a landfill. The components that make up such a system include a well, wellhead, collection piping, treatment/blower/flare station and a flare. Doing so takes the gas into a collected, central point, where it is processed and treated. The gas is then flared, used to create electricity, and replaces fossil fuels in both industrial and manufacturing operations. The landfill gas also can be turned into pipeline-quality gas and used as an alternative to vehicle fuel. There are a few options for converting the landfill gas into energy, including electricity generation, direct use, cogeneration and alternative fuels.

A Small Price to Pay  

Since releasing their new guidelines, landfill owners around the country are known to be a bit conflicted regarding the EPA’s policy. That’s because the technological means of preventing the harmful gases being released into the environment can prove to be a bit costly – especially when it comes to the size of the landfill. Regardless, Cali Carting Inc. – a full-service solid waste and recycling company located in Kearny, New Jersey – is proud to get behind the EPA’s guidelines, and support the move to reverse the harmful impact climate change has brought about.

Garbage Disposal Services in New Jersey

At Cali Carting, we provide roll-off containers for waste and recyclable materials to our contractor, business-owner and homeowner clientele, with same-day service available in most areas that we serve. We strive to complete our commitment to deliver the most environmentally friendly service, while working with our customers to help them achieve their sustainability goals. Please contact our office at 201-991-5400 if you think you could benefit from our services.

Why Garbage Chutes Are Essential to Apartments

May 11th, 2017 by rosario

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The Importance Behind These Garbage Disposal Technologies

Garbage chutes are extremely common to large apartment and condominium buildings, and it’s easy to see why. These methods of garbage disposal are really practical for residents and employees who use them, minimizing their time and effort, and maximizing their ability to keep the place they call home clean. Garbage chutes are mechanisms that consolidate trash from each floor of a building – or select floors of each building – via a chute, allowing all trash to collectively compile in a singular location. Garbage chutes are essential to apartment buildings, and make for an effective way to dispose of trash.

They are environmentally friendly.

As any garbage-disposal professional can tell you, dealing with garbage requires a lot of safety precautions – and for obvious reasons. Thankfully, when you have a garbage chute at your apartment, handling the trash in the midst of disposal is a lot safer for both the men and women who live in the apartments, and the solid waste and recycling company that gets rid of the accumulated trash. Once the trash is placed down the garbage chute, the people who live in the apartments decrease their potential for dealing with harmful insects, pests and other busy rodents who like to come in contact with the trash. It also significantly improves the quality of air, as getting rid of the garbage via a garbage chute means that it is not piling up on the floor on which they live, eliminating disturbing odors. Most importantly, germs from the garbage are contained elsewhere, instead of the place in which the apartment residents live.

They make it easy for residents to dispose of trash.

Getting rid of trash in an apartment has never been easier, thanks to the simple structure of garbage disposals. Regardless of whether apartment inhabitants are able to access the garbage chute on every floor, or specifically marked floors, disposing of their trash is completely painless and hassle-free. The garbage chute uses a long tube that is built into the interior structure of the apartment building, attached to openings on the floors of the apartment for the residents to access. Once these men and women have tied up all their garbage bags, all they need to do is drop the bags down the designated garbage chute. These garbage bags run down the chute, and travel until reaching the main dumping area where all the trash is gathered. Usually this is on the lowest level of the apartment building. There the garbage bags roll straight into the garbage dumpster or roll-off container that is used to get rid of all the trash.

It’s a simple way to organize a massive amount of garbage.

For apartment building owners and management staff, it can be pretty overwhelming to deal with the collecting and sorting of trash – especially if the apartment building they’re operating is a high-rise, or simply larger than the average. In apartment units that do not contain a garbage chute, the maintenance workers and apartment managerial staff are responsible for picking up their residents’ garbage bags on every floor, a tedious task that takes away a lot of time and energy from their already jam-packed days of labor. However, collecting the trash from those who live in the apartment is only one element of the sorting process. Similarly, apartment buildings that don’t use a garbage chute make staffs transport the pounds and pounds of garbage to a singular area by hand. Organizing and compiling the garbage bags come next, which must be moved – by hand – to a roll-off container or dumpster. This strenuous process is made easy with the assistance of garbage chutes. Additionally, in those eco-friendly apartment buildings that provide a separate recycling service, this organization becomes second nature, as apartment building owners can make sure that there is a chute specifically created for the removal of recyclable materials.

Contact a Solid Waste and Recycling Company to Improve Your Garbage Removal Process

Garbage chutes clearly make for an efficient, simple and safe way to transport, collect and organize garbage and recycling that apartment dwellers need to throw away. Aside from installing the garbage chutes – and deciding where those will be located throughout the apartment building – those who manage apartment buildings must also decide who they are going to trust when it comes to removing the massive amounts of collected trash and recycling. At Cali Carting Inc., we are able to provide our apartment building clientele with a variety of dumpster sizes, meeting the needs of every customer we have. Contact our full-service, solid waste and recycling company by calling 201-991-5400. We look forward to hearing from you!

What is Illegal Dumping?

May 4th, 2017 by rosario

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A growing problem in this country that is not limited to any one area, is illegal dumping. While illegal dumping seems to be just one type of dumping, there are two different forms of illegal dumping that have become increasingly problematic. Below are the two main types of illegal dumping and what they consist of in their entirety.

The Types of Illegal Dumping

Unauthorized Dumping

●      Authorization Needed

If you want to put anything into a dumpster you need to have full authorization to do so. If you do not have the proper authorization to place debris inside of a dumpster, it is considered illegal dumping. Most people who use this form of illegal dumping do so in order to avoid renting or paying for their own roll-off dumpster. The people who partake in illegal dumping ignore the environmental issues with it because only certain types of debris can be placed in dumpsters.

●      Avoiding Costs

Another major reason why people partake in unauthorized dumping is to avoid the costs of their own dumpster. It is also possible they are just not educated on how to properly dispose of waste so they throw their waste wherever they choose. If one is to be caught dumping waste without authorization, there is serious legal action to follow.

Midnight Dumping

Midnight dumping is the term used to describe when people put waste and debris in unauthorized areas. These areas include both public and private land.

●      Time of the Dumping

The reason for the nickname of this type of the illegal dumping is the timing of the dumping. Most of this type of illegal dumping is done at nighttime, hence the nickname midnight, under the cover of darkness. Midnight dumping has a negative effect on the environment and the quality of life for not only animals, but also the humans in that area. Parts of the environment most affected by dumping include the very waterways you get water from.

●      Illegal Landfills

One of the outcomes of midnight dumpsites is that they can turn into what are known as illegal landfills. The problem with these types of landfills is that the garbage attracts rodents and decreases any value that the land previously had. These illegal landfills also commonly include hazardous materials because it is much easier to dump these materials at night under the cover of darkness. It is an easy way to dispose of hazardous materials, that usually require a meticulous process to disposing them because they are so dangerous.

Dumpster Services in New Jersey

While there are different types of illegal dumping that people partake in, there are also plenty of legal options to disposing of your waste, such as legally renting and utilizing a dumpster. There are plenty of different dumpster services available to rent such as 10-yard, 15-yard, 20-yard, 30-yard and 40-yard roll-off dumpsters. Roll-off dumpsters can be properly used to dispose of any types of construction debris, demolition, cleanouts and furniture. Cali Carting in Kearny, New Jersey has all of these dumpster services and more. We can also provide your cleanup needs with route services and compactors. Cali Carting is a New Jersey market leader in municipal trash collection. To learn more about us and the dangers of illegal dumping, contact us today.